Alec Weisman's

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

June 28 – Bahrain: Court Clears Shiite Opposition Activist of Terrorism Charges

June 28 – Australia Opens Restricted Weapons Test Site in Outback to Mining

June 28 – Ireland: Criminals Use Drone in Attempt to Smuggle Drugs into Prison–Criminals-Use-Drone-in-Attempt-to-Smuggle

June 27 – Hong Kong Rebels as Beijing Struggles to Assert Control

June 26 – With Iraq in Chaos, Israel Strengthens Ties to the Kurds

6. Israel-Kurd

June 26 – Cameroon: Security Forces Clash With Suspected Boko Haram Militants

June 26 – Mexico: Military Captures Final Tijuana Kingpin Still at Large

June 26 – Pakistan: Airport Security Disturbingly Vulnerable

June 25 – United Arab Emirates Convicts Islamists Backing Syrian al-Qaeda Franchise

June 25 – Brazil: Tourists Bring Polio to World Cup

June 25 – Nigeria: President Scores Respite in Gubernatorial Election

June 24 – Latin Free-Market Bloc Risks Advances With Leftist Outreach

June 21- Nigeria Captures Senior Boko Haram Militant as Bombings Continue

June 21 – Kosovo: Ethnic Serbs Dismantle Barricade on European Union’s Orders

June 21 – Macau Pushes Bank Against Chinese Tourists Overstaying Welcome

June 20 – With Keystone in Limbo, Canada Embraces Other Routes

6. Canada

June 19 – Mauritania Vote Set to Strengthen Key Partner Against Terror

June 19 – Brazil: World Cup Game Leads to Capture of Mexican Drug Kingpin

June 19 – China Grants BP New $20 BIlion Liquefied Natural Gas Deal$20-Billion-Liquefied-Natural-

June 18 – China Plans a New Silk Road to Extend Reach, Reap Resources

6. Silk Road

June 18 – Finland’s Next Prime Minister Sees Security in NATO

June 18 – India’s Modi Visits Neighboring Bhutan on First Foreign Trip

June 18 – Yemen Fears Coup Attempt as Tribal Ceasefire Collapses

June 14 – Philippines Captures Senior Terrorist

June 14 – Chile: Government Rejects Controversial Patagonian Mega-Dams

June 14 – Deadly Border Clashes Undermine Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda Security

June 13 – Sanctions Can’t Keep Oil Giants Away From Russian Shale Boom

June 12 – Adverse Court Ruling Throws Portugal’s Recovery in Doubt

June 12 – Yemen: Attack on Power Lines Causes Nationwide Blackout

June 12 – Russia Deepens Influence in Georgia’s Breakaway South Ossetia

June 11 – Canada: Quebec Widens Manhunt After Daring Helicopter Prison Break

June 11 – Nigeria: Failed Central Bank Governor Becomes Islamist Monarch

June 11 – Kosovo: Elections a Victory for European Integration

June 10 – China Gets Serious About Protecting its Interests in Africa

June 9 – Italian Citizenship Offer Compounds EU Immigration Crisis

June 7 – Turkey Signs 50-Year Energy Deal With Iraqi Kurdistan

June 7 – Central African Republic Suspends Texting as Violence Spikes

June 7 – Vatican: Pope Shuffles Board of Financial Watchdog

June 5 – Russian Pipeline Outflanks EU’s New Energy Security Strategy

June 5 – United Kingdom Arrests Pakistani Politician; Sparks Fear of Riots in Karachi

June 5 – Egypt: Famous Liberal Political Satirist Cancels TV Show

June 5 – Ecuador: Central Bank Invests Gold in Goldman Sachs

June 4 – Al-Shabaab Spreads Tentacles Across East Africa

June 4 – Russia-backed President of Georgia’s Breakaway Region Abkhazia Resigns

June 4 – Peruvian President Suspends Cocaine Crackdown

June 4 – Pirates Release Hijacked Thai Oil Tanker After Stealing Cargo

June 2 – Kurdish Oil Deal in Iraq a Calculated Bet on Autonomy

June 1 – Australian Court Ruling a Victory for GMO Crops


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