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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 3/1-3/31/14

In Foreign Affairs on March 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

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

Mar 31 – Canada Moves to Take North American Energy Crown
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Canadian-Cabinet-Shuffle-Keeps-Economy,-Oil-Atop-A

Mar 29 – Afghanistan: Presidential Candidates Fall to Eight
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Afghanistan-Presidential-Candidates-Fall-to-Eight

Mar 29 – Creditors Demand Questioning of Mt. Gox CEO as Lost Bitcoins Found
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Creditors-Demand-Questioning-of-Mt–Gox-CEO-as-Los

Mar 29 – Chile: Over 300 Earthquakes in Past Week Worry Copper-Rich Region
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile-Over-300-Earthquakes-in-Past-Week-Worry-Copp

Mar 28 – Brazil: Petrobras Scandals Bring Unending Headaches for Rousseff
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil-Petrobras-Scandals-Bring-Unending-Headaches

Mar 27 – Striking Israeli Diplomats Threaten Pope’s Visit to Holy Land
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Striking-Diplomats-Leave-Israel-Defenseless-in-Wor

3. Israel

Mar 27 – Finland: Leftists Withdraw From Government Over Austerity
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Finland-Leftists-Withdraw-From-Government-Over-Aus

Mar 27 – Kenya: Somalis Must Return to Refugee Camps Following Attacks
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenya-Somalis-Must-Return-to-Refugee-Camps-Followi

Mar 26 – Georgia: Former President Chooses Voluntary Exile
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Georgia-Former-President-Chooses-Voluntary-Exile

Mar 26 – Philippines: Communist Rebel Leaders Arrested Ahead of Planned Unrest
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines-Communist-Rebel-Leaders-Arrested-Ahead

Mar 25 – Chechen Insurgency Enters Dangerous Phase as Founder Dies
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Chechen-Insurgency-Enters-Dangerous-Phase-After-Fo

Mar 25 – EU Agrees to End Tax Havens: ‘Banking Secrecy Is Set to Die’
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/EU-Agrees-to-End-Tax-Havens-Banking-Secrecy-Is-Set

Mar 22 – Canada: Oil-Rich Alberta’s Political Shakeup Concerns Investors
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Oil-Rich-Albertas-Political-Shakeup-Concern

Mar 22 – Netherlands: Ruling Coalition Decimated in Local Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Netherlands-Ruling-Coalition-Decimated-in-Local-El

Mar 22 – Zimbabwe: Mugabe Caps Exorbitant Public Salaries
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-Mugabe-Caps-Exorbitant-Public-Salaries

Mar 21 – US Takes a Risk to Counter Terror Threat in North Africa
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/US-Raises-its-Profile-in-North-Africa-but-Risks-Be

Mar 21 – Taiwan: Anti-China Demonstrators Occupy Parliament
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Taiwan-Anti-China-Demonstrators-Occupy-Parliament

Mar 20 – Italy: Venice Undertakes Informal Vote on Secession
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Venice-Undertakes-Informal-Vote-On-Secession

Mar 20 – Moldova Warns Against Russian Annexation of Autonomous Region
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Moldova-Warns-Against-Russian-Annexation-of-Autono

Mar 20 – Kyrgyzstan: Ruling Coalition Collapses Over Corruption
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kyrgyzstan-Ruling-Coalition-Collapses-Over-Corrupt

Mar 19 – Ukraine Crisis Exposes Europe’s Need to Escape ‘Gas Blackmail’
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Ukraine-Crisis-Exposes-European-Dependence-on-Russ

Mar 19 – Afghanistan: Field Narrows Further in Presidential Race
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Afghanistan-Field-Narrows-Further-in-Presidential-

Mar 19 – Sri Lanka: Human Rights Activists Arrested As UN Weighs War Crimes Probe
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sri-Lanka-Human-Rights-Activists-Arrested-As-UN-We

Mar 18 – Government Greed Threatens Kazakhstan Oil Boom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Government-Greed-Threatens-Kazakhstan-Oil-Boom

Mar 18 – Winds of Change Erode Middle East Support for Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Winds-of-Change-Erode-Middle-East-Support-for-Musl

Mar 15 – Nigeria to Audit State Oil Company Over Missing Funds
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigeria-to-Audit-State-Oil-Company-Over-Missing-Fu

Mar 15 – UK’s Cameron Reinforces Support for Israel on New Trip
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UKs-Cameron-Reinforces-Support-for-Israel-on-New-T

Mar 15 – Mexico: Vigilante Leader Arrested Over Suspected Murder
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Vigilante-Leader-Arrested-Over-Suspected-Mu

Mar 13 – India: Communist Insurgents Kill 16 Soldiers Ahead of Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Communist-Insurgents-Kill-16-Soldiers-Ahead-

Mar 13 – Caribbean Demands Reparations from Europe for Slavery
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Caribbean-Demands-Reparations-from-Europe-for-Slav

Mar 12 – China Tries Private Investment to Keep Energy Funds Flowing
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Tries-Private-Investment-in-Energy-to-Attrac

Mar 12 – Israeli Soldiers Kill Jordanian Judge at West Bank Border Crossing
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israeli-Soldiers-Kill-Jordanian-Judge-at-West-Bank

Mar 12 – Colombia: Election Results Complicate FARC Peace Process
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Colombia-Election-Results-Complicate-FARC-Peace-Pr

Mar 11 – Austerity Stalks Romania’s Rising Tiger Economy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Austerity-Shadows-Romanias-Rising-Tiger-Economy

Mar 8 – Afghanistan: Karzai Brother Withdraws From Presidential Race
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Afghanistan-Karzai-Brother-Withdraws-From-Presiden

Mar 8 – Costa Rica: Path Opens For Leftist to Win Presidency
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Costa-Rica-Path-Opens-For-Leftist-to-Win-Presidenc

Mar 8 – South Sudan: Military Pay Dispute Turns Deadly
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Sudan-Military-Pay-Dispute-Turns-Deadly

Mar 7 – Secret IRA Deal Threatens Fragile Peace in Northern Ireland
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Secret-IRA-Deal-Threatens-Fragile-Peace-in-Norther

Mar 6 – China Sets Official Military Budget Increase at 12.2 Percent
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Sets-Official-Military-Budget-Increase-at-12

Mar 6 – Bahrain: Opposition Crackdown Intensifies Following Police Deaths
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bahrain-Opposition-Crackdown-Intensifies-Following

Mar 6 – Ecuador: Chevron Wins Respite From Judgment
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ecuador-Chevron-Wins-Respite-From-Judgment

Mar 5 – Massive Shale Discovery Sparks Argentina Oil Rush
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Massive-Shale-Discovery-Sparks-Argentina-Oil-Rush

Mar 5 – Italy: Opposition Leader Sentenced to Prison Over 2010 Protest
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Italy-Opposition-Leader-Sentenced-to-Prison-Over-2

Mar 5 – Mauritania: Muslims Riot Over Alleged Desecration of Quran
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mauritania-Muslims-Riot-Over-Alleged-Desecration-o

Mar 5 – Australia Ordered to Stop Spying on Oil-Rich East Timor
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australia-Ordered-to-Stop-Spying-on-Oil-Rich-East-

Mar 4 – Mexico Braces for Wave of Violence After Drug Lord’s Capture
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mexico-Braces-for-Wave-of-Violence-After-Drug-Lord

Mar 1 – Brazil Faces More Trouble Ahead of World Cup
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil–Federal-Police-Demand-Better-Conditions-Fo

Mar 1 – Hong Kong: Popular Newspaper Editor Stabbed After Press Freedom Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Hong-Kong-Popular-Newspaper-Editor-Stabbed-After-P

Mar 1 – Israel: Anti-Missile Technology Developed for Commercial Aircraft
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Anti-Missile-Technology-Developed-for-Comme

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