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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 5/1-5/31/14

In Foreign Affairs on May 31, 2014 at 10:49 am

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

May 31 – Russia: Caucasus Leader Vows Sweeping Retribution Against Terrorists
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Caucasus-Leader-Vows-Sweeping-Retribution-A

May 31 – Central African Republic: Sectarian Massacre Sparks Reprisals
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Central-African-Republic-Sectarian-Massacre-Sparks

May 31 – Norway: Greenpeace Protests Statoil’s Arctic Drilling
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Norway-Greenpeace-Protests-Statoil-s-Arctic-Drilli

May 30 – Iran: Judge Orders Facebook CEO to Testify
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iran-Judge-Orders-Facebook-CEO-to-Testify

May 30 – New Caledonia: Riots Damage Major Nickel Mine
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/New-Caledonia-Riots-Damage-Major-Nickel-Mine

May 29 – Routed by Rebels, Bumbling Army Brings Mali Back to Brink
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Routed-by-Rebels-Bumbling-Army-Brings-Mali-Back-to

May 29 – Lithuania: President Rides to Reelection on Fears of Russia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Lithuania-President-Rides-to-Reelection-on-Fears-o

May 29 – Papua New Guinea Becomes World Newest Liquefied Natural Gas Exporter
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Papua-New-Guinea-Becomes-Worlds-Newest-Liquefied-N

May 29 – Mexico: Rebel Retirement Signals Death of Defunct Insurgency
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Rebel-Retirement-Signals-Death-of-Defunct-I

May 27 – Power Struggle Strangles Argentine Shale Boom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Courts,-Politicians-Conspire-to-Strangle-Argentine

May 25 – Macedonia: Ethnic Clashes Highlight Balkan Fault Lines
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Macedonia-Ethnic-Clashes-Highlight-Balkan-Fault-Li

May 24 – Cameroon and Chad Partner With Nigeria Against Boko Haram
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cameroon-and-Chad-Partner-With-Nigeria-Against-Bok

May 24 – Dominican Republic Succumbs to International Pressure Over Haitians
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Dominican-Republic-Succumbs-to-International-Press

May 23 – Qatar Buys Large Stake in Deutsche Bank
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Qatar-Buys-Large-Stake-in-Germany-s-Deutsche-Bank

May 23 – Guinea Bissau: Election Dispute Revives Fears of Unrest
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Guinea-Bissau-Election-Dispute-Revives-Fears-of-Un

May 22 – South Korea to Disband Coast Guard Over Ferry Disaster
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Korea-to-Disband-Coast-Guard-Over-Ferry-Disa

May 22 – Bermuda: Scandal Sparks Political Shakeup in Tax Haven
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bermuda-Scandal-Sparks-Political-Shakeup-in-Tax-Ha

May 21 – Mexico Struggles to Rein in Anti-Cartel Vigilantes
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mexico-Struggles-to-Rein-in-Rural-Anti-Cartel-Vigi

May 21 – Israel Advances ‘Strategic’ Ties With Selected Latin American States
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Israel-Advances-Strategic-Ties-With-Selected-Latin

May 21 – Chile: President Unveils Education Reforms to Appease Supporters
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile-President-Unveils-Education-Reforms-to-Appea

May 19 – Jordan: Key US Ally Reels From Syrian War Spillover
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Jordan-Key-US-Ally-Reels-from-Syrian-War-Spillover

May 17 – Sudan: Judge Condemns Pregnant Christian Woman to Death for Faith
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sudan-Judge-Condemns-Pregnant-Christian-Woman-to-D

May 17 – Prominent Jewish Group Documents Alarming Anti-Semitism Levels
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Prominent-Jewish-Group-Documents-Alarming-Anti-Sem

May 17 – Ecuador Scrambles As Stranded Oil Tanker Threatens Galapagos Islands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ecuador-Scrambles-As-Stranded-Oil-Tanker-Threatens

May 16 – Specter of Global Pandemic Haunts Public Health Agencies
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Specter-of-Pandemic-Haunts-Public-Health-Agencies

May 15 – Greece: Far-Right Golden Dawn Cleared to Contest Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Greece-Far-Right-Golden-Dawn-Cleared-to-Contest-EU

May 15 – Pakistan Charges 68 Dissident Lawyers With Blasphemy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistan-Charges-68-Dissident-Lawyers-With-Blasphe

May 14 – Disturbing Religious Freedom Report Shunned by Media
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Disturbing-Religious-Freedom-Report-Shunned-by-Med

May 14 – Beijing Tightens Security on Heels of Violent Attacks, Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Beijing-Tightens-Security-On-Heels-of-Violent-Atta

May 14 – Australia Posts Austerity Budget
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australia-Announces-Major-Austerity-Budget

May 14 – New Caledonia Sticks With France
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Pacific-Territory-New-Caledonia-Looks-to-Po

May 12 – Tunisia: Democracy on Track Despite Islamist Threat
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Tunisia–Democracy-On-Track-while-Economic-Problem

May 10 – France Sending Troops to Africa’s Sahel
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Sending-Troops-to-Africa-s-Sahel

May 10 – Saudi Arabia Imposes Barbaric Sentence on Free Speech Activist
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Saudi-Arabia-Imposes-Barbaric-Sentence-on-Free-Spe

May 9 – Mexico: Oil Reforms Gain Traction as Output Slides
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mexico-Oil-Reforms-Gain-Traction-in-Face-of-Output

May 9 – Sudanese Military Welcomes Iranian Warships
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Sudanese-Military-Welcomes-Iranian-Warships

May 9 – Kosovo Chooses Early Elections Amid Standoff With Ethnic Serbs
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kosovo-Chooses-Early-Elections-Amid-Standoff-With-

May 9 – China Conscripts Monkeys to Defend Air Force Base
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Conscripts-Monkeys-to-Defend-Air-Force-Base

May 8 – Slovenia: Political Turmoil a Danger for Former Eurozone Star
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Slovenia–Political-Turmoil-a-Danger-for-Former-Eu

May 8 – Vatican Seeks to Defer Responsibility for Abuse Scandal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Vatican-Seeks-to-Defer-Responsibility-for-Abuse-Sc

May 8 – Russia: Putin Criminalizes Criticism of Soviet World War II Behavior
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Putin-Criminalizes-Criticism-of-Soviet-Worl

May 7 – Anti-US Rhetoric Fails to Sustain Latin America’s Economies
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/AntiUS-Rhetoric-Fails-to-Sustain-Latin-Americas-Ec

May 7 – India: Troops Deployed After Deadly Anti-Muslim Attacks Mar Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Troops-Deployed-After-Deadly-Anti-Muslim-Att

May 3 – Northern Ireland: Sinn Fein Leader Arrested in Cold Case
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Northern-Ireland-Sinn-Fein-Leader-Arrested-in-Cold

May 3 – Philippines: Military Battles Al Qaeda-Linked Militants
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines–Military-Battles-Al-Qaeda-Linked-Mili

May 3 – Mexican Authorities Thwart Cartel Attempt to Illegally Smuggle Iron Ore
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexican-Authorities-Thwart-Cartel-Attempt-to-Illeg

May 2 – South Africa: Ruling Party Drops Presidential Corruption Probe as Vote Nears
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Africa-Ruling-Party-Drops-Presidential-Corru

May 1 – Pirates Stage Comeback Near Busy Strait of Malacca
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Pirates-Stage-Comeback-Near-Busy-Strait-of-Malacca

May 1 – Angola: Abundant Oil, No Terrorists, Too Many Children
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Angolan-Regime-Seeks-Staying-Power-from-Offshore-O

May 1 – Yemen Launches Assault to Oust Entrenched Al-Qaeda Terrorists
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemen-Launches-Assault-to-Oust-Entrenched-Al-Qaeda

May 1 – Taiwan: Demonstrators Force Government to Halt Nuclear Power Plant Construction
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Taiwan-Demonstrators-Force-Government-to-Halt-Nucl

May 1 – Azerbaijan: Repression Rises As Government Consolidates Power
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Azerbaijan-Repression-Rises-As-Government-Consolid

May 1 – Peru: Oil Production Resumes Following Indigenous Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Peru-Oil-Production-Resumes-Following-Indigenous-P

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