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Archive of My Clips on LIGNET 8/1-8/31/14

In Foreign Affairs on August 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm

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

August 30 – Iran Hints Azerbaijan Responsible for Downed Israeli Drone
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iran-Hints-Azerbaijan-Responsible-for-Downed-Israe

August 30 – China Covers Up Embarrassing Drug Discovery
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Covers-Up-Embarrassing-Drug-Discovery

August 29 – China’s Dreams for Shale Boom Stumble
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Chinas-Dreams-for-Shale-Boom-Stumble.aspx

August 29 – Hamas Seeks to Disrupt Israel’s Energy Plans
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Hamas-Seeks-to-Disrupt-Israels-Energy-Plans

August 29 – India Reopens Mumbai Jewish Center as Modi Seeks Closer Israel Ties
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Reopens-Mumbai-Jewish-Center-as-Modi-Seeks-C

August 29 – Ethiopia and Egypt Seek Rapprochement Over Planned Mega-Dam
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ethiopia-and-Egypt-Seek-Rapprochement-Over-Planned

August 28 – Latin America Embraces Gaza, Rejects Israeli Trade
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Latin-America-Embraces-Gaza-Rejects-Israel-as-Trad

August 28 – Italy Pleads for EU Aid After Over 200 Migrants Drown
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Italy-Pleads-for-EU-Aid-After-Over-200-Migrants-Dr

August 28 – Canada: Derailment of Another Oil Train Raises Renewed Safety Fears
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Canada–Derailment-of-Another-Oil-Train-Raises-Ren

August 27 – Israel’s High-Tech Sector Flourishes Amid Gaza Conflict
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Israel-s-High-Tech-Sector-Flourishes-Amid-Gaza-Con

August 27 – Chinese Authorities Disrupt Unofficial Macau Democracy Polls
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chinese-Authorities-Disrupt-Unofficial-Macau-Democ

August 27 – Democratic Republic of the Congo Suffers Outbreak of New Ebola Strain
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo-Suffers-Outbreak-

August 24 – Slovenia: Untested Academic Primed to Form New Government
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Slovenia-Untested-Academic-Primed-to-Form-New-Gove

August 23 – Chinese President Boosts Ties With Mongolia, Uzbekistan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Chinese-President-Boosts-Ties-With-Mongolia-Uzbeki

August 23 – Zimbabwe: Mugabe Named Chair of Regional Bloc
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Zimbabwe-Mugabe-Named-Chair-of-Regional-Bloc

August 22 – Australia Agrees to Settle Spying Dispute With Indonesia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Australia-Agrees-to-Settle-Spying-Dispute-With-Ind

August 22 – Liberia Recovers Missing Ebola Patients Following Riots
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Liberia-Recovers-Missing-Ebola-Patients-Following-

August 21 – Iraqi Kurdistan Continues Finding Willing Buyers of Disputed OIl
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Iraqi-Kurdistan-Continues-Finding-Willing-Buyers-o

August 21 – France: Thieves Steal $335,000 in Ambush of Saudi Prince
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Thieves-Steal-$335000-in-Ambush-of-Saudi-Pr

August 20 – United Kingdom: Assange to Risk British Justice Leaving Ecuador’s Embassy
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom–Assange-to-Risk-British-Justice-Le

August 20 – European Union Lifts Fishing Ban on Denmark’s Faroe Islands
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/European-Union-Lifts-Fishing-Ban-on-Denmarks-Faroe

August 19 – Russia’s Retaliatory Sanctions Expose Fault Lines in EU
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Russias-Retaliatory-Sanctions-Expose-Fault-Lines-i

August 19 – Congo Oil Bonanza Plagued by Tribal, Islamist Conflict
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Congo-Oil-Bonanza-Plagued-by-Tribal-Islamist-Confl.aspx

August 16 – Russia: Putin Pledges New Military Unit on Trip to Crimea
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Putin-Pledges-New-Military-Unit-on-Trip-to-

August 16 – India: Modi Pledges Aid on Second Trip to Kashmir
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/India-Modi-Pledges-Aid-on-Second-Trip-to-Kashmir

August 16 – Bolivia and Peru Plan Joint Radar Stations to Fight Drug Trafficking
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Bolivia-and-Peru-Plan-Joint-Radar-Stations-to-Figh

August 15 – Burma’s Lost Democratic Momentum Imperils Future Progress
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Burmas-Lost-Democratic-Momentum-Imperils-Future-Pr

August 15 – Haiti: Authorities Struggle to Recapture Inmates After Mass Prison Break
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Haiti-Authorities-Struggle-to-Recapture-Inmates-Af

August 14 – Russia Launches New Military Drills in Islands Disputed With Japan
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Launches-New-Military-Drills-in-Islands-Dis

August 14 – Mozambique: Lawmakers Pass Amnesty Law to Ensure Peaceful Elections
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mozambique-Lawmakers-Pass-Amnesty-Law-to-Ensure-Pe

August 13 – Kosovo Apprehends Suspected Radical Islamist Militants
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Kosovo-Apprehends-Suspected-Radical-Islamist-Milit

August 13 – Mexico: President Victoriously Signs Historic Energy Reforms into Law
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Mexico-President-Victoriously-Signs-Historic-Energ

August 13 – Russia: Putin Ally Checkmates Kasparov in Election for World Chess President
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Putin-Ally-Checkmates-Kasparov-in-Election-

August 12 – Terrorists Threaten Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Terrorists-Threaten-Tunisias-Transition-to-Democra

August 9 – Central African Republic: Government Resigns as Cease-fire Crumbles
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Central-African-Republic-Government-Resigns-as-Cea

August 9 – France: Police Intervene to Stop Violent Clashes Between African Migrants
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/France-Police-Intervene-to-Stop-Violent-Clashes-Be

August 9 – Russia Bans Planned Siberia Rally for Federalization
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-Bans-Planned-Siberia-Rally-for-Federalizati

August 8 – Italy Expels Imam Following Virulently Anti-Semitic Rant
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Italy-Expels-Imam-Following-Virulently-Anti-Semiti

August 7 – Sanctions Threaten Arctic Ambitions of Russia, Oil Majors
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Sanctions-Threaten-Arctic-Ambitions-of-Russia-Oil-

August 7 – China-Canada Tensions Escalate Over Espionage Charges
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Canada-Tensions-Escalate-Over-Espionage-Char

August 7 – Egypt to Dig New Channel Alongside Suez Canal
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Egypt-to-Dig-New-Channel-Alongside-Suez-Canal

August 6 – India’s Modi Boosts Ties With Neighbors to Offset China
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Indias-Modi-Boosts-Ties-With-Neighbors-to-Offset-C

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August 6 – Boko Haram Expands Threat, Targets Nigeria’s Economy
http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Boko-Haram-Expands-Threat-Targets-Nigerias-Economy

August 6 – Belarus Undermines Russia’s Gas Freeze to Ukraine
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Belarus-Undermines-Russias-Gas-Freeze-to-Ukraine

August 6 – Japan’s Abe Signs Business Deals on Latin America Trip
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Japans-Abe-Signs-Business-Deals-on-Latin-America-T

August 6 – Ghana Seeks International Bailout to Resolve Currency Crisis
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Ghana-Seeks-International-Bailout-to-Resolve-Curre

August 2 – China: Muslim Uighurs Again Blamed for Violence
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/China-Muslim-Uighurs-Again-Blamed-for-Violence

August 2 – Georgia: Former President Insinuates Criminal Charges Instigated by Russia
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Georgia-Former-President-Insinuates-Criminal-Charg

August 2 – Yemeni Government Rescinds Fuel Subsidies Sparking Protests
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Yemeni-Government-Rescinds-Fuel-Subsidies-Sparking

August 1 – Russia to Appeal Yukos Court Judgment
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/Russia-to-Appeal-Yukos-Court-Judgment

August 1 – United Kingdom: Government Gives Green Light to Shale Exploration
http://www.lignet.com/InBriefs/United-Kingdom–Government-Gives-Green-Light-to-Sh

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