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International Politics

Overall

– Richard Wolff: “The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Failures of Actually Existing Economic Systems

– A reply was sent to President Barack Obama’s letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, although it is unsure whether Khamenei was to one who replied

– Meanwhile, Russia and the U.S. both urged Iran to agree to a new deal immediately; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for the U.S. to stop on its “excessive demands

Middle East

– In Syria, Kurdish forces were able to block a road used by Islamic State forces to transport supplies

– With no budget agreed upon for 2014 and 2015, Iraq will suffer significant instability as a result

– Attacks in Jerusalem, Israel, reflect the response by Palestinians to Israel’s bombings of Gaza as well as their draconian control

– Since Monday, the U.S. launched 23 air strikes against the ISIL in Iraq and Syria combined

Africa

– With Libya suffering massive turmoil and instability across the country, it is important to look back on the NATO imperialist adventure that led to such events; Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain also write more about this here

Europe 

– NATO accused Russia of sending troops and tanks into eastern Ukraine; Meanwhile, Kiev is preparing to mobilize its troops to go east

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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.