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International Politics


– President Barack Obama: What Russia is doing in Ukraine is a “brazen assault on the territorial integrity of Ukraine”; Wait, what?

– Obama’s statements on Russia bring into question what the West seeks to accomplish against Russia

– It seems the U.S. and the U.K. will seek NATO’s help to attack the Islamic State

Middle East

– Max Blumenthal: “The Hannibal Directive: How Israel Killed Its Own Troops and Massacred Palestinians to Prevent Its Soldiers’ Capture

– Israel and Jordan are in negotiations over a $15 billion gas deal, where the oil from Israel will be sent to Jordan

– In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told him to stop with more settlements

Asia and Oceania

– After right-wing reactionary Italian politicians returned from a visit to North Korea, they claimed it was a place to learn from

– It seems the turmoil in Pakistan will soon end as some politicians were willing to go back to government; Unsure or missed how this issue started? Tariq Ali provides an explanation here

– Meanwhile, the country killed at least 910 suspected militants in North Waziristan

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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.