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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 10/1-10/31/13

In Foreign Affairs on October 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm

These are an assortment of the clips I have written while working for Newsmax’s new site, Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) from October 1 – October 31. These articles were published on their site following review by their Analysis Team. Shorter pieces (InBriefs) do not require any sign up, however longer articles (Analysis) do require a subscription to the site.

Oct 30 – Syria: First Polio Outbreak in Over a Decade Threatens Entire Region
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Syria-First-Polio-Outbreak-in-Over-A-Decade-Threat

Oct 30 – Romania: Ethnic Hungarians Demand Autonomy for Transylvania
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Romania-Ethnic-Hungarians-Demand-Autonomy-For-Tran

Oct 30 – Maldives: Former President Warns of Al Qaeda Assassination Plot
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Maldives-Former-President-Warns-of-Al-Qaeda-Assass

Oct 30 – Bangladesh Reels Under New Opposition Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bangladesh-Reels-Under-New-Opposition-Protests

Oct 30 – Hong Kong: Triads Try to Extort Hollywood Productions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Hong-Kong-Triads-Try-to-Extort-Hollywood-Productio

Oct 29 – Lebanon Crumbling Under Human Avalanche From Syria
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Lebanon-Crumbling-Under-Human-Avalanche-From-Syria

12. Lebanon

Oct 29 – Bumbling Maduro Establishes Happiness Ministry
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Venezuela-Bumbling-Maduro-Establishes-Happiness-Mi

Oct 28 – Canada Pushes Hard for Booming Asia Energy Business
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Canada-Pushes-Hard-for-Growing-Asia-Energy-Busines

Oct 25 – Iran Gives Russia Alleged Copy of US Spy Drone
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iran-Gives-Russia-Alleged-Copy-Of-US-Spy-Drone

Oct 25 – Greenland: Lawmakers Vote to End Decades-Old Ban on Mining
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Greenland-Lawmakers-Vote-to-End-Decades-Old-Ban-on

Oct 25 – China: Beijing Refuses to Chance “Correct” Policies Toward Tibet
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Beijing-Refuses-to-Change-Correct-Policies-T

Oct 24 – Russia, China Outmaneuvering US in Its Own Backyard
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Russia-China-Outmaneuvering-US-in-Its-Own-Backyard

12. China Russia Latin America

Oct 23 – Greek Bailout Addiction Could Prolong European Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Greek-Bailout-Addiction-Could-Prolong-European-Cri

Oct 23 – Brunei: Sultan Implements Sharia Law
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brunei-Sultan-Implements-Sharia-Law

Oct 23 – Google Offers New Tool Against Oppressive Regimes
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Google-Offers-New-Tool-Against-Oppressive-Regimes

Oct 23 – Israel: Incumbents Victorious In Local Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Incumbents-Victorious-In-Local-Elections

Oct 23 – Estonia: Local Election Marred By Russian Meddling
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Estonia-Local-Election-Marred-By-Russian-Meddling

Oct 22 – Rising Wave of Syrian Refugees Poses Existential Threat to Jordan
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Rising-Wave-of-Syrian-Refugees-Poses-Existential-T

Oct 22 – Somalia: Al Shabaab Targets Djibouti and Ethiopian Peacekeepers
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Somalia-Al-Shabaab-Targets-Djibouti-and-Ethiopian-

Oct 21 – San Marino: World’s Oldest Republic Rejects EU Membership
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/San-Marino-World-s-Oldest-Republic-Rejects-EU-Memb

Oct 19 – Ireland: Government to Eliminate Tax Loophole Beloved By Tech Companies
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ireland-Government-to-Eliminate-Tax-Loophole-Belov

Oct 19 – Romania: Chevron Freezes Shale Gas Exploration Following Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Romania-Chevron-Freezes-Shale-Gas-Exploration-Foll

Oct 19 – Portugal and Former Colony Angola At Odds Over Corruption
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Portugal-and-Former-Colony-Angola-At-Odds-Over-Cor

Oct 17 – Surprising Winner Emerges in Race for African Resources
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Surprising-Winner-Emerges-in-Race-for-African-Reso

Oct 16 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: First Post-War Census Reopens Old Wounds
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bosnia-and-Herzegovina–First-Post-War-Census-Reop

Oct 16 – Burma: String of Bombings Could Threaten ASEAN Chairmanship
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Burma-String-of-Bombings-Could-Threaten-ASEAN-Chai

Oct 16 – Boeing, Raytheon Pursue $10.8 Billion Arms Deal With UAE and Saudi Arabia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Boeing-Raytheon-Pursue-$10-8-Billion-Arms-Deal-Wit

Oct 16 – Poland: Prime Minister Ally Survives Recall in Warsaw Mayoral Vote
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Poland-Prime-Minister-Ally-Survives-Recall-in-Wars

Oct 16 – Venezuela Detains Anadarko Vessel Operating Off The Coast of Guyana
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Venezuela-Detains-Anadarko-Vessel-Operating-Off-Th

Oct 15 – Zimbabwe: Delusional Mugabe Demands End to Sanctions
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-Delusional-Mugabe-Demands-End-to

Oct 14 – Violence Imperils East African Energy Boom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Violence-Imperils-East-African-Energy-Boom

Oct 11 – ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Bring Drug Scourge Back to Caribbean
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Large-Scale-Drug-Trafficking-Returns-to-the-Caribb

Oct 11 – Malawi: President Consolidates Power Amid Anti Corruption Crusade
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malawi-President-Consolidates-Power-Amid-Anti-Corr

Oct 11 – Morocco: King Appoints New Islamist-led Government
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Morocco-King-Appoints-New-Islamist-led-Government

Oct 11 – Taiwan Conducts Oil and Gas Exploration in Disputed Spratly Islands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Taiwan-Conducts-Oil-and-Gas-Exploration-in-Dispute

Oct 9 – Oil-Rich Azerbaijan a Thorn in Side of Moscow, Tehran
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Oil-Rich-Azerbaijan-a-Thorn-in-Side-of-Tehran-Mosc

Oct 9 – Canada/Malaysia: Petronas to Invest $35 Billion in British Colombia LNG
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Petronas-to-Invest-$35-Billion-in-British-Colombia

Oct 9 – Colombia: Major Pipeline Closes After Multiple Bombings
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Colombia-Major-Pipeline-Closes-After-Multiple-Bomb

Oct 9 – Serbia and Kosovo Resolve Dispute Over Pending Local Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Serbia-and-Kosovo-Resolve-Dispute-Over-Pending-Loc

Oct 9 – Pakistan: Authorities Block Instant Messaging Apps in Unruly Province
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistan-Authorities-Block-Instant-Messaging-Apps-

Oct 8 – Europe Resists Rising Tide of Intolerance
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Europe-Resists-Rising-Tide-of-Intolerance.aspx

12. Europe Intolerance

Oct 8 – EU Antitrust Case Challenges Gazprom’s Dominance
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/EU-Antitrust-Case-Challenges-Gazproms-Dominance

Oct 8 – Lithuania Threatens to Block Access to Isolated Russian Territory
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lithuania-Threatens-to-Block-Access-to-Isolated-Ru

Oct 8 – Kenya: Mombasa Burns As Islamists Riot
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenya-Mombasa-Burns-As-Islamists-Riot

Oct 4 – Falkland Islands: Major Deal Could Accelerate Drilling Schedule
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Falkland-Islands-Major-Deal-Could-Accelerate-Drill

Oct 4 – Guinea: As Election Dispute Deepens, Renewed Crisis Looms
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guinea–As-Election-Dispute-Deepens-Renewed-Crisis

Oct 4 – Norway: Statoil Says Ban on Exploration Near Arctic Islands Poses Dire Threat
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Norway-Statoil-Says-Ban-on-Exploration-Near-Arctic

Oct 2 – Rampant Corruption Strains Asia’s Economic Engine
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Asia-Rampant-Corruption-Threatens-Global-Growth

Oct 2 – Luxury German Automakers Setting Up Shop in Brazil
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Luxury-German-Automakers-Setting-Up-Shop-in-Brazil

Oct 2 – Portugal: Austerity Backlash Threatens Recovery
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Portugal-Austerity-Backlash-Threatens-Recovery

Oct 2 – Pope Francis Vows to Reform Vatican Bureaucracy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pope-Francis-Vows-to-Reform-Vatican-Bureaucracy

Oct 2 – Angola: Government to Invest Billions in Modernizing Electrical Grid
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pope-Francis-Vows-to-Reform-Vatican-Bureaucracy

Oct 1 – United Kingdom: Proposed Cyber Force to “Strike Back” Against Enemies
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Proposes-Cyber-Force-To-Strike-Back

Oct 1 – Philippines: Hostage Crisis Ends But Clashes With Islamists Continue
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines-Hostage-Crisis-Ends-But-Clashes-With-I

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