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International Politics

Overall

– Interestingly, peer pressure is more effective than propaganda when getting recruits to join the Islamic State

Middle East

– The news for Iraq keeps getting worse as agricultural fell by 40 percent as a result of ISIS

– A Palestinian Authority official said going to the International Criminal Court to charge Israeli leaders with war crimes is more effective because constant talks with Israel do nothing

– Meanwhile, the ICC is now a political issue used by the right in Israel to promote their agenda in the Israeli elections

– Iran denounced the Israeli air strike that killed six Hezbollah soldiers and one Iranian commander in Lebanon

– A newspaper in Iran was suspended after showing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo in its paper

– The Syrian government is now destroying places used for production of chemical weapons

– An interview with the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations on the role of the U.N. in terms of Syria and his restrictions when traveling the U.S.

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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.