Alec Weisman's

Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 4/1-4/30/14

In Foreign Affairs on April 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

These are an assortment of the clips I have written while working for Newsmax Media’s Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET) from April 1 – April 30. 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.

April 30 – Macedonia: Ruling Conservatives Ride Economy to Another Victory
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Macedonia-Ruling-Conservatives-Ride-Economy-to-Ano

April 29 – Arab Kingdoms Regroup to Fill US Security Gap in Gulf
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Arab-Kingdoms-Regroup-to-Fill-US-Security-Gap-in-G

4. GCC

April 29 – Germany’s Nuclear Phase-Out Plays Into Russia’s Hands
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Germanys-Nuclear-PhaseOut-Raises-Risk-of-Blackouts

April 26 – Marshall Islands Sues Nuclear Nations Over Lack of Disarmament
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Marshall-Islands-Sues-Nuclear-Nations-Over-Lack-of

April 26 – Tunisia: Anti-Semitism Jeopardizes Tourism
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tunisia-Anti-Semitism-Jeopardizes-Tourism

April 26 – Germany Seizes Massive Cocaine Load in Ecuadorian Bananas
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Germany-Seizes-Massive-Cocaine-Load-in-Ecuadorian-

April 24 – Russia: Kremlin Pursues Contradictory Policies Toward Crimean Tatars
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Kremlin-Pursues-Contradictory-Policies-Towa

April 24 – Israel: Military Boosts Efforts to Recruit Arab Christians
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Military-Boosts-Efforts-to-Recruit-Arab-Chr

April 24 – Bolivia: President Agrees to Massive Minimum Wage Hike
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bolivia-President-Agrees-to-Massive-Minimum-Wage-H

April 23 – Putin’s Ukraine Moves Rattle His Eurasian Union Allies
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Putin-s-Shiny-New-Eurasian-Union-Starts-to-Rust-on

4. Eurasian Union

April 23 – Mexico Wins Approval to Buy US Helicopters for Fighting Drug Traffickers
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Wins-Approval-to-Buy-US-Helicopters-for-Fig

April 22 – Russia Taps Arctic Oil, Leaving Rivals in Its Wake
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Russia-Taps-Arctic-Oil-Leaving-Rivals-in-its-Wake

4. Arctic Oil

April 21 – Yemen: Al Qaeda’s Rise Threatens Already Weak Regime
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Yemen-Al-Qaedas-Rise-Threatens-Already-Weak-Regime

April 19 – Iran Debates Extreme Measures to Stop Population Shrinkage
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iran-Debates-Extreme-Measures-to-Stop-Population-S

April 19 – Thailand Thwarts Hezbollah Scheme to Attack Israeli Tourists
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Thailand-Thwarts-Hezbollah-Scheme-to-Attack-Israel

April 19 – Mexico: Mayor Arrested for Assisting Cartel
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Mayor-Arrested-for-Assisting-Cartel

April 18 – Jamaica Awards License to Build Natural Gas Plant
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Jamaica-Awards-License-to-Build-Natural-Gas-Plant

April 18 – Vietnam: Dissidents Released Amid International Outcry
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Vietnam-Dissidents-Released-Amid-International-Out

April 17 – European Union Struggles to Cope With Immigration Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/European-Union-Struggles-to-Cope-With-Immigration-

April 17 – South Sudan: Rebels Claim to Recapture Capital of Oil-Rich State
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Sudan-Rebels-Claim-to-Recapture-Capital-of-O

April 17 – Tanzania: Bombing Rattles Popular Tourist Destination
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Tanzania-Bombing-Rattles-Popular-Tourist-Destinati

April 17 – China: Authorities Seize Over 10,000 Illegal Firearms
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Authorities-Seize-Over10000-Illegal-Firearms

April 16 – Nigerian Insurgency Escalates as Boko Haram Grows More Brazen
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Nigerian-Insurgency-Escalates-as-Boko-Haram-Grows-

April 16 – Chile: Deadly Fire Devastates Important Port City
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile–Deadly-Fire-Devastates-Important-Port-City

April 11 – Sweden’s Volvo Suspends Russia Tank Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sweden-s-Volvo-Suspends-Russia-Tank-Deal

April 11 – UN in Middle East Vaccination Campaign As Polio Spreads From Syria to Iraq
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UN-in-Middle-East-Vaccination-Campaign-As-Polio-Sp

April 10 – Israel: Jewish Settlers in West Bank Raid IDF Outpost
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Jewish-Settlers-in-West-Bank-Raid-IDF-Outpo

April 10 – Kenya Detains Over 3,000 Somalis in Security Clampdown
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenya-Detains-Over-3,000-Somalis-in-Security-Clamp

April 10 – Spain: Parliament Formally Rejects Catalonia Independence Bid
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Spain-Parliament-Formally-Rejects-Catalonia-Indepe

April 9 – Ukraine Sees ‘Economic Aggression’ in Russian Gas Hike
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Ukraine-Sees-Economic-Aggression-in-Russian-Gas-Pr

April 9 – Canada: Separatists Crushed in Quebec Provincial Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Separatists-Crushed-in-Quebec-Provincial-El

April 9 – Sri Lanka: Government Vows to Defy UN Probe
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sri-Lanka-Government-Vows-to-Defy-UN-Probe

April 8 – Hungarian Vote Complicates EU Response to Russia
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Hungary-Elections-Complicate-EU-Response-to-Russia

April 7 – Energy Starved Africa Seeks Nuclear Answer to Power Problem
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Energy-starved-Africa-Seeks-Nuclear-Power-to-Boost

April 5 – Latvia: Authorities Wary of Trouble From Ethnic Russians
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Latvia-Authorities-Wary-of-Trouble-From-Ethnic-Rus

April 5 – Myanmar: Discriminatory Census Sparks Sectarian Violence
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Myanmar-Discriminatory-Census-Sparks-Sectarian-Vio

April 3 – United Kingdom: Government to Investigate Muslim Brotherhood
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Government-to-Investigate-Muslim-Br

April 3 – UN Scores Major Environmental Victory in end to Japanese Whaling
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UN-Scores-Major-Environmental-Victory-in-end-to-Ja

April 3 – Mexico: Military Terminates Another Top Drug Kingpin
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Military-Terminate-Another-Top-Drug-Kingpin

April 2 – China Losing Monopoly Over Rare Earths
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Losing-Monopoly-Over-Rare-Earth-Elements

April 2 – Chile: New Socialist President Hikes Taxes As Economy Slows
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile-New-Socialist-President-Hikes-Taxes-As-Econo

April 2 – Ebola Epidemic Afflicts Three West African Nations
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ebola-Epidemic-Afflicts-Three-West-African-Nations

April 1 – US Military Cuts Open Door for Latin American Drug Runners
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/US-Budget-Cuts-Benefit-Latin-American-Drug-Traffic

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