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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 7/1-7/31/14

In Foreign Affairs on July 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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

July 31 – Gaza Conflict Fuels Anti-Semitism Sweeping Europe
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Gaza-Conflict-Fuels-AntiSemitism-Sweeping-Europe

July 31 – Canada Blames China For Cyber Attack
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada-Blames-China-For-Cyber-Attack

July 31 – Thailand: Muslim Separatists Allegedly Kill Soldiers and Civilians
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Thailand-Muslim-Separatists-Allegedly-Kill-Soldier

July 30 – Taking a Risk, US Ally Philippines Stands Up to China
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Taking-a-Risk,-U-S–Ally-Philippines-Stands-Up-to-

July 30 – Russia Offers Reward to Break US-Funded Tor Internet Anonymity Network
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Offers-Reward-to-Break-US-Funded-Tor-Intern

July 30 – Pakistan: Mob Goes on Deadly Rampage Over Alleged Blasphemy on Facebook
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Pakistan-Mob-Goes-on-Deadly-Rampage-Over-Alleged-B

July 27 – United Kingdom: Cameron Visits Shetland Islands to Undercut Scottish Independence
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom-Cameron-Visits-Shetland-Islands-to-

July 26 – Aruba Detains Venezuela Diplomat for US on Drug Trafficking Allegations
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Aruba-Detains-Venezuela-Diplomat-for-US-on-Drug-Tr

July 26 – Spain: Environmentalists Seek to Thwart Canary Islands Oil Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Spain-Environmentalists-Seek-to-Thwart-Canary-Isla

July 25 – Indonesia: President-elect Faces Tough Road to Reform
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Indonesia–President-elect-Faces-Tough-Road-to-Ref

July 24 – Amid Chaos, Libyan Hopes for Stability Fading Fast
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Amid-Chaos,-Libyan-Hope-for-Stability-Dimming-Fast

July 24 – Yemen: Al Qaeda Franchise Announces Plans for New Islamist State
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemen–Al-Qaeda-Franchise-Announces-Plans-for-New-

July 24 – Russia: Putin Penalizes Separatist Sentiments and Mulls ’Solidarity Tax’
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Putin-Penalizes-Separatist-Sentiments-And-M

July 24 – China Quarantines City of 30,000 Following Bubonic Plague Death
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Quarantines-City-of-30000-Following-Bubonic-

July 23 – Bahrain: Government Seeks Ban on Leading Opposition Party
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bahrain-Government-Seeks-Ban-on-Leading-Opposition

July 23 – South Sudan: Rebels Break Cease-Fire
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Sudan–Rebels-Break-Cease-Fire-Ahead-of-Peac

July 23 – Chinese President Signs Deals Worth Billions on Latin America Tour
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chinese-President-Signs-Deals-Worth-Billions-on-La

July 19 – Greece: Security Forces Arrest Domestic Terrorist
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Greece-Security-Forces-Arrest-Domestic-Terrorist

July 19 – Mali: Violence Persists as New Peace Talks Ensue
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mali-Violence-Persists-as-New-Peace-Talks-Ensue

July 19 – Cambodia Renews Crackdown on Opposition
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Cambodia-Renews-Crackdown-on-Opposition

July 18 – Saudi-Iranian Proxy War Thwarts Progress in Yemen
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Yemen–Saudi-Arabia,-Iran-Lock-Horns-in-Proxy-War

July 18 – Qatar Secures $11 Billion Arms Deal With United States
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Qatar-Secures-$11-Billion-Arms-Deal-With-United-St

July 18 – Balkan States Pursue Closer Economic Cooperation
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Balkan-States-Pursue-Closer-Economic-Cooperation

July 17 – China, Russia Scramble to Fill US Leadership Void in Latin America
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/China-Russia-Scramble-to-Fill-US-Leadership-Void-i

July 17 – Islamic Army’s Advance Ignites European Terrorism Fears
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Islamic-Armys-Advance-Ignites-European-Terrorism-F

7. EU Terror

July 17 – Kenyan Authorities Intercept Massive Heroin Load
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kenyan-Authorities-Intercept-Massive-Heroin-Load

July 16 – Fears of Terrorist Alliance Drive Egyptian Crackdown in Sinai
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Fears-of-Terrorist-Alliance-Drive-Egyptian-Crackdo

July 16 – Kuwait: Interior Ministry to Review Citizenships of Dissidents
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kuwait-Interior-Ministry-to-Review-Citizenship-of-

July 16 – Malaysia: Persistent Violence Threatens Borneo Tourism
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Malaysia-Persistent-Violence-Threatens-Borneo-Tour

July 16 – South Africa: Repeated Mining Strikes Deal Blow to Automakers
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/South-Africa-Repeated-Mining-Strikes-Deal-Blow-to-

July 14 – Cartel Turf Wars Threaten Mexico’s Energy Renaissance
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Cartel-Turf-Wars-Cast-Cloud-Over-Mexicos-Energy-Re

July 12 – Google Establishes $100 Million Venture Capital Fund for European Startups
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Google-Establishes-$100-Million-Venture-Capital-Fu

July 12 – Russia: South Stream Pipeline Dominates Talks With European States
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-South-Stream-Pipeline-Dominates-Talks-With-

July 12 – UN Awards Bangladesh Maritime Territory in India Dispute
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/UN-Awards-Bangladesh-Maritime-Territory-in-India-D

July 12 – Somalia: President Reshuffles Security Chiefs After Al Shabaab Rampage
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Somalia-President-Reshuffles-Security-Chiefs-After

July 11 – Putin Works Stealthily to Unravel EU Deals in Eastern Europe
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Putin-Works-to-Unravel-EU-Deals-with-Eastern-Europ

July 10 – China Bars Officials and Students in Xinjiang From Fasting for Ramadan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Bars-Officials-and-Students-in-Xinjiang-From

July 10 – Nigeria: Over 60 Abducted Women Escape Boko Haram’s Clutches
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Nigeria-Over-60-Abducted-Women-Escape-Boko-Haram-s

July 9 – Spain Bets on Tax Cuts, Not Austerity, to Restore Growth
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Spain-Gambles-with-Economic-Growth-Over-Austerity

July 9 – India: Judges Deal Blow to Islamic Sharia Law
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Judges-Deal-Blow-to-Islamic-Sharia-Law

July 9 – Russia Stops Second Top Tatar Leader from Returning to Crimea
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Stops-Second-Top-Tatar-Leader-from-Returnin

July 9 – Uganda: Military Clashes With Tribal Rebels in Oil-Rich Region
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Uganda-Military-Clashes-With-Tribal-Rebels-in-Oil-

July 7 – Thailand Extradites Alleged Russian Crime Boss
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Thailand-Extradites-Alleged-Russian-Crime-Boss

July 6 – Mexico: Thieves Steal Another Truck of Radioactive Material
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-Thieves-Steal-Another-Truck-of-Radioactive-

July 5 – Greece: Power Workers Strike Causes Blackouts
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Greece-Power-Workers-Strike-Causes-Blackouts

July 3 – Strained Japan-South Korea Ties Undermine Unified Response to China
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Strained-Japan-South-Korea-Ties-Muddle-US-Pivot-to

July 3 – France: Authorities Pursue Former President Sarkozy for Alleged Corruption
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Authorities-Pursue-Former-President-Sarkozy

July 3 – Mongolia: Legislature Approves Amendments to Mining Laws
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mongolia-Legislature-Approves-Amendments-to-Mining

July 3 – Panama Offers Gangsters Chance at Amnesty
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Panama-Offers-Gangsters-Chance-at-Amnesty

July 2 – Bulgaria Takes Emergency Measures to Stabilize Banks
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bulgaria-Takes-Emergency-Measures-to-Stabilize-Ban

July 2 – China: Communist Party Expels Disgraced Officials Over Corruption Charges
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Communist-Party-Expels-Disgraced-Officials-O

July 2 – Somalia: Al Shabaab Begins Ramadan With Deadly Mogadishu Bombings
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Somalia-Al-Shabaab-Begins-Ramadan-With-Deadly–(1)

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