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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 12/1-12/31/13

In Foreign Affairs on December 31, 2013 at 9:52 am

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

Dec 30 – US Shift on Iran Forces Saudis to Shore Up Gulf Arab Alliance
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Dreams-of-Greater-Union-Evade-Gulf-Cooperation-Cou

14. GCC

Dec 29 – Nepal: Stability Possible After Tumultuous Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nepal-Stability-Possible-After-Tumultuous-Election

Dec 28 – Japan: Prime Minister Infuriates Neighbors By Visiting Controversial Memorial
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Japan-Prime-Minister-Infuriates-Neighbors-By-Visit

Dec 28 – Morocco: Authorities Disband Multi-City Terror Cell
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Morocco-Authorities-Disband-Multi-City-Terror-Cell

Dec 27 – Armenia Approves Plan to Join Russian Customs Union
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Armenia-Approves-Plan-to-Join-Russian-Customs-Unio

Dec 27 – Mali: Authorities Apprehend Notorious Islamist Leader
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mali–Authorities-Apprehend-Notorious-Islamist-Lea

Dec 27 – Yemen: National Dialogue Embraces Federalism to Pacify Separatists
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemen-National-Dialogue-Embraces-Federalism-to-Pac

Dec 26 – EU Antitrust Case Puts the Squeeze on Russia’s Gazprom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/EU-Antitrust-Case-Puts-the-Squeeze-on-Russias-Gazp

Dec 26 – Iran: Revolutionary Guard Troops Killed in Restive Province
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iran-Revolutionary-Guard-Troops-Killed-in-Restive-

Dec 26 – Burma: Opium Production Reaches Record High
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Burma-Opium-Production-Reaches-Record-High

Dec 26 – European Union: Google’s European Business in Trouble
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/European-Union-Google-s-European-Business-in-Troub

Dec 21 – United Kingdom: Prime Minister Rejects European Union Army
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Prime-Minister-Rejects-European-Uni

Dec 21 – Brazil: Saab Beats out Boing for Jet Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil–Saab-Beats-Out-Boeing-for-Jet-Deal

Dec 21 – Turkmenistan: Elections Cement Status Quo
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Turkmenistan–Elections-Cement-Status-Quo

Dec 20 – Global Corruption Crisis Enables Organized Crime Wave
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Global-Corruption-Crisis-Enables-Organized-Crime-W

Dec 20 – Italy Offers Use of Port for Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Italy-Offers-Use-of-Port-for-Destruction-of-Syrian

Dec 19 – Yemen: Japanese Diplomat Wounded in Botched Kidnapping Attempt
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemen-Japanese-Diplomat-Wounded-in-Botched-Kidnapp

Dec 19 – Bangladesh: Deadly Protests Follow Execution of Top Islamist
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bangladesh-Deadly-Protests-Follow-Execution-of-Top

Dec 19 – Zimbabwe: Diamond Auction Offsets Dysfunctional Economy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-Diamond-Auction-Offsets-Dysfunctional-Eco

Dec 18 – Colombia: Removal of Leftist Mayor Spurs Backlash
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Colombia-Removal-of-Leftist-Mayor-Spurs-Backlash

Dec 18 – Romania: Lawmakers Draw Ire For Bypassing Anti-Corruption Laws
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Romania-Lawmakers-Draw-Ire-For-Bypassing-Anti-Corr

Dec 17 – Israeli Charm Offensive Aims to Avoid Geopolitical Isolation
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Israeli-Charm-Offensive-Aims-to-Avoid-Geopolitical

14. Israel

Dec 16 – Pemex Reform May Revive Mexico’s Moribund Oil Industry
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Pemex-Reform-Could-Revive-Mexican-Energy-Industry

Dec 14 – Senegal: Shale Gas Exploration Becomes Priority
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Senegal-Shale-Gas-Exploration-Becomes-Priority

Dec 14 – Slovenia: Stress Test Reveals Extent of Banking Woes
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Slovenia-Stress-Test-Reveals-Extent-of-Banking-Woe

Dec 13 – New Wave of Islamic Violence Destabilizing Southeast Asia
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/New-Wave-of-Islamic-Violence-Destabilizing-Southea

Dec 12 – Natural Disasters Expose Third World’s Weakness
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Natural-Disasters-Expose-Third-Worlds-Weaknesses

Dec 12 – Israel, Jordan, and Palestine Sign ‘Historic’ Trilateral Water Sharing Agreement
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Jordan-and-Palestine-Sign-Historic-Trilater

Dec 12 – Kurdish Question Returns to Haunt Turkey
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kurdish-Question-Returns-to-Haunt-Turkey

Dec 12 – Kenya: Military Sent to Quell Resurgent Ethnic Violence
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenya-Military-Sent-to-Quell-Resurgent-Ethnic-Viol

Dec 11 – Central Asia Terror Threat Grows as US Exit Looms
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Central-Asia-Terror-Threat-Grows-as-US-Exit-Looms

Dec 11 – China, France Agree to ‘Jointly Exploit’ Nuclear Energy Markets
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-France-Agree-to-Jointly-Exploit-Nuclear-Ener

Dec 11 – Azerbaijan To Halt Oil Shipments Via Russia Next Year
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Azerbaijan-To-Halt-Oil-Shipments-Via-Russia-Next-Y

Dec 11 – Sudan: Bashir Reshuffles Government to Satisfy Critics
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sudan-Bashir-Reshuffles-Government-To-Satisfy-Crit

Dec 9 – Japan Takes Lead With Unconventional Energy Source
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Japan-Takes-Lead-with-Unconventional-Energy-Source

Dec 7 – Syria: Rebels Accuse Regime of Another Poison Gas Attack
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Syria-Rebels-Accuse-Regime-of-Another-Poison-Gas-A

Dec 7 – Mexican Authorities Recover Stolen Radioactive Material
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexican-Authorities-Recover-Stolen-Radioactive-Mat

Dec 5 – Saudi Deportations Unlikely to Ease Security Concerns
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Saudi-Deportations-Unlikely-to-Ease-Security-Conce

Dec 5 – Mexico: Cartels Diversifying From Narcotics to Mining
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Cartels-Diversifying-From-Narcotics-to-Mini.aspx

Dec 5 – Vietnam: Government Consolidates Power and Increases Repression
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Vietnam-Government-Consolidates-Power-And-Increase

Dec 5 – Mauritania: Ruling Party Dominates Long-Delayed Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mauritania-Ruling-Party-Dominates-Long-Delayed-Ele.aspx

Dec 4 – Fast-Growing Rosneft Poised to Advance Kremlin Agenda
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Putins-Pet-Worlds-Biggest-Oil-Company-Poised-to-Ex

Dec 4 – Al Qaeda Asserts Influence in West Bank
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Al-Qaeda-Asserts-Influence-in-West-Bank

Dec 4 – Costa Rica, Cayman Islands to Improve Financial Transparency
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Costa-Rica-Cayman-Islands-to-Improve-Financial-Tra

Dec 4 – Slovakia: ‘New-Nazi’ Rides Extremism to Election as Governor
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Slovakia-Neo-Nazi-Rides-Extremism-to-Election-as-G

Dec 3 – Putin Sweats Security as Sochi Olympics Loom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Putin-Sweats-Security-as-Sochi-Olympics-Loom

Dec 1 – Portugal: Government Commits to New Austerity Measures
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Portugal-Government-Commits-to-New-Austerity-Measu

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