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Good morning!

International Politics


– 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.

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.