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International Politics

Overall

– Amy Goodman: “The Guns of August“; On the importance of World War I for today

– The legacy of Iraq War will be considered good for certain private actors in the future

– Pew: 39 percent of Americans believe the U.S. is doing too much in the world compared to 31 percent who say too little

– The UN Security Council met for an emergency meeting after NATO claimed Russia had a second front in Ukraine

– President Obama: The violence in Ukraine is Russia’s doing

Middle East

– Rebels in Syria captured 43 UN peacekeepers , the UN confirmed this

– Iraqi security forces and volunteers took back some towns captured by the Islamic State

– Meanwhile, more than 150 Syrian government soldiers kidnapped by IS were murdered

Asia and Oceania

– The army in Pakistan announced it will be a mediator between the Pakistani government and opposition groups

Africa

– The UN Security Council passed a resolution that threatens the use of sanctions for anyone affecting the stability of Libya

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.