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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 6/1-6/30/14

In Foreign Affairs on June 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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

June 30 – Narco-Terrorists Cripple Struggling West African Nations
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/West-Africa-Fails-in-Fight-Against-Drug-Traffickin

June 28 – Bahrain: Court Clears Shiite Opposition Activist of Terrorism Charges
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bahrain-Court-Clears-Shiite-Opposition-Activist-of

June 28 – Australia Opens Restricted Weapons Test Site in Outback to Mining
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australia-Opens-Restricted-Weapons-Test-Site-in-Ou

June 28 – Ireland: Criminals Use Drone in Attempt to Smuggle Drugs into Prison
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ireland–Criminals-Use-Drone-in-Attempt-to-Smuggle

June 27 – Hong Kong Rebels as Beijing Struggles to Assert Control
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Hong-Kong-Democracy-Activists-Keep-the-Upper-Hand

June 26 – With Iraq in Chaos, Israel Strengthens Ties to the Kurds
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/With-Iraq-in-Chaos-Israel-Strengthens-Ties-to-the-

6. Israel-Kurd

June 26 – Cameroon: Security Forces Clash With Suspected Boko Haram Militants
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cameroon-Security-Forces-Clash-With-Suspected-Boko

June 26 – Mexico: Military Captures Final Tijuana Kingpin Still at Large
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Military-Captures-Final-Tijuana-Kingpin-Sti

June 26 – Pakistan: Airport Security Disturbingly Vulnerable
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistan-Airport-Security-Disturbingly-Vulnerable

June 25 – United Arab Emirates Convicts Islamists Backing Syrian al-Qaeda Franchise
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Arab-Emirates-Convicts-Islamists-Backing-Sy

June 25 – Brazil: Tourists Bring Polio to World Cup
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil-Tourists-Bring-Polio-to-World-Cup

June 25 – Nigeria: President Scores Respite in Gubernatorial Election
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigeria-President-Scores-Respite-in-Gubernatorial-

June 24 – Latin Free-Market Bloc Risks Advances With Leftist Outreach
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Latin-Free-Market-Bloc-Risks-Advances-with-Leftist

June 21- Nigeria Captures Senior Boko Haram Militant as Bombings Continue
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigeria-Captures-Senior-Boko-Haram-Militant-as-Bom

June 21 – Kosovo: Ethnic Serbs Dismantle Barricade on European Union’s Orders
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kosovo-Ethnic-Serbs-Dismantle-Barricade-on-Europea

June 21 – Macau Pushes Bank Against Chinese Tourists Overstaying Welcome
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Macau-Pushes-Back-Against-Chinese-Tourists-Oversta

June 20 – With Keystone in Limbo, Canada Embraces Other Routes
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/With-Keystone-in-Limbo-Canada-Embraces-Others-Rout

6. Canada

June 19 – Mauritania Vote Set to Strengthen Key Partner Against Terror
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Mauritania-Vote-Set-to-Strengthen-Key-US-Partner-A

June 19 – Brazil: World Cup Game Leads to Capture of Mexican Drug Kingpin
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Brazil-World-Cup-Game-Leads-to-Capture-of-Mexican-

June 19 – China Grants BP New $20 BIlion Liquefied Natural Gas Deal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Grants-BP-New-$20-Billion-Liquefied-Natural-

June 18 – China Plans a New Silk Road to Extend Reach, Reap Resources
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Plans-a-New-Silk-Road-to-Spread-Influence-Be

6. Silk Road

June 18 – Finland’s Next Prime Minister Sees Security in NATO
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Finlands-Next-Prime-Minister-Sees-Security-in-NATO

June 18 – India’s Modi Visits Neighboring Bhutan on First Foreign Trip
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-s-Modi-Visits-Neighboring-Bhutan-on-First-Fo

June 18 – Yemen Fears Coup Attempt as Tribal Ceasefire Collapses
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemen-Fears-Coup-Attempt-as-Tribal-Ceasefire-Colla

June 14 – Philippines Captures Senior Terrorist
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Philippines-Captures-Senior-Terrorist

June 14 – Chile: Government Rejects Controversial Patagonian Mega-Dams
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chile-Government-Rejects-Controversial-Patagonian-

June 14 – Deadly Border Clashes Undermine Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda Security
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Deadly-Border-Clashes-Trouble-Democratic-Republic-

June 13 – Sanctions Can’t Keep Oil Giants Away From Russian Shale Boom
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Sanctions-Can-t-Keep-Oil-Giants-Away-From-Russian-

June 12 – Adverse Court Ruling Throws Portugal’s Recovery in Doubt
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Adverse-Court-Ruling-Throws-Portugal-s-Recovery-in

June 12 – Yemen: Attack on Power Lines Causes Nationwide Blackout
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemen-Attack-on-Power-Lines-Causes-Nationwide-Blac

June 12 – Russia Deepens Influence in Georgia’s Breakaway South Ossetia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Deepens-Influence-in-Georgia-s-Breakaway-So

June 11 – Canada: Quebec Widens Manhunt After Daring Helicopter Prison Break
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Quebec-Widens-Manhunt-After-Daring-Helicopt

June 11 – Nigeria: Failed Central Bank Governor Becomes Islamist Monarch
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigeria-Failed-Central-Bank-Governor-Becomes-Islam

June 11 – Kosovo: Elections a Victory for European Integration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kosovo-Elections-a-Victory-for-European-Integratio

June 10 – China Gets Serious About Protecting its Interests in Africa
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Gets-Serious-About-Protecting-its-Interests-

June 9 – Italian Citizenship Offer Compounds EU Immigration Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Immigration-Italys-Open-Door-vs-Weary-EU-Gatekeepe

June 7 – Turkey Signs 50-Year Energy Deal With Iraqi Kurdistan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Turkey-Signs-50-Year-Energy-Deal-With-Iraqi-Kurdis

June 7 – Central African Republic Suspends Texting as Violence Spikes
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Central-African-Republic-Suspends-Texting-as-Viole

June 7 – Vatican: Pope Shuffles Board of Financial Watchdog
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Vatican-Pope-Shuffles-Board-of-Financial-Watchdog

June 5 – Russian Pipeline Outflanks EU’s New Energy Security Strategy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Russian-Pipeline-Outflanks-EUs-New-Energy-Security

June 5 – United Kingdom Arrests Pakistani Politician; Sparks Fear of Riots in Karachi
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Arrests-Pakistani-Politician-Sparks

June 5 – Egypt: Famous Liberal Political Satirist Cancels TV Show
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Egypt-Famous-Liberal-Political-Satirist-Cancels-TV

June 5 – Ecuador: Central Bank Invests Gold in Goldman Sachs
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ecuador-Central-Bank-Invests-Gold-in-Goldman-Sachs

June 4 – Al-Shabaab Spreads Tentacles Across East Africa
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Al-Shabaab-Spreads-Tentacles-Across-East-Africa

June 4 – Russia-backed President of Georgia’s Breakaway Region Abkhazia Resigns
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-backed-President-of-Georgias-Breakaway-Regi

June 4 – Peruvian President Suspends Cocaine Crackdown
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Peruvian-President-Suspends-Cocaine-Crackdown

June 4 – Pirates Release Hijacked Thai Oil Tanker After Stealing Cargo
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pirates-Release-Hijacked-Thai-Oil-Tanker-After-Ste

June 2 – Kurdish Oil Deal in Iraq a Calculated Bet on Autonomy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Kurdish-Oil-Deal-in-Iraq-a-Calculated-Bet-on-Auton

June 1 – Australian Court Ruling a Victory for GMO Crops
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australian-Court-Ruling-a-Victory-for-GMO-Crops

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