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It’s the start of a whole new week. How are you?

International Politics

Overall

– The Malaysian government announced it would a send a team to the MH17 crash site to do an investigation on the shootdown

– It’s a Catch-22 for the U.S. for they will strengthen Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if they bomb Islamic State forces. However, not bombing them would only allow ISIL to grow.

Middle East

– Journalist Jeffrey St. Clair writes on the resistance of Gaza to Israeli aggression and how Israel is set on a path to failure

– Due to Syrian government strikes against ISIL forces, 29 people were killed

– “Hundreds of thousands” of Iraqi children, as a result of displacement due to the chaos, will be missing school

– Juan Cole: “The top five signs the US is de facto allied with Iran versus ISIL

– Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stated the unity government with Hamas will end if the “shadow government” continues to exist in Gaza

Asia and Oceania

– Some supporters of Abdullah Abdullah, an Afghan presidential candidate, said he should have some power in the new unity government or else they will rebel

– Vietnam is currently building a naval deterrent, with help from Russia, to counter-act Chinese presence in the South China Sea

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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.