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International Politics


– Mark Weisbrot: “[Islamic State] war needs to be debated in Congress and the UN Security Council

– It should be noted Jen Psaki, an official with the State Department, said more than 40 countries were willing to join an effort to defeat ISIL; It is interesting the U.S. did not consider Iran a part of that coalition

– Journalist Gary Younge explains the contradictions within U.S. foreign policy with the latest contemporary issues

– Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated there would be an asymmetrical response to new sanctions by the West

Middle East

– Minority groups in Iraq still refuse to return to their “liberated” cities fearing more violence

– Intelligence provided by Israel is being used to support the U.S. bombings against ISIL

– Most cabinet members of incoming Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s party were approved by the Iraqi parliament

– It seems ISIL is using weapons supplied, not directly, from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

– In response to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ comment on the “shadow government” in Gaza, Hamas accused Abbas of ruining the coalition government


– Human Rights Watch reported militant groups fighting in Tripoli, Libya, committed war crimes

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.