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Hey there folks, what are you doing today?

International Politics

Overall                         

– Russia and Egypt agree on a new $3.5 billion weapons deal to arm Egypt

– A U.S. Senate investigation found China hacked into the Pentagon a few times

– Russia called for a UN Security Council hearing on the MH17 flight after a recent Dutch report on the shootdown

Middle East

– There’s collusion between Israel and the U.S. in terms of foreign policy goals in Israel

– The ISIL’s sexual violence against women is underreported and important considering the more than 1,500 people sold into slavery

– Both Saudi Arabia and Iraq reached an agreement not to attack each other in the media as they wish to focus on the Islamic State

Asia and Oceania

A very thorough review of a book by Felix Abt who went into North Korea to live for seven years as a typical capitalist and analyzed the state there; I personally liked this review since it highlights an important topic and provides a very unique perspective

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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.