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International Politics


– Russian President Vladimir Putin: We do not want any war with any country.

– The Pentagon recommends the U.S. should establish its presence in space without diplomacy involved (i.e. militarily)

– Professor Vijay Prashad talks to The Real News about the reaction of the Arab world against the burning of the Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State

Middle East

– As the Syrian Kurds take over territory from the Islamic State, Iraqi troops do the same in a separate campaign

– Now opposition leaders in Israel are calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to not go talk to Congress

– Juan Cole: “Was the Saudi Government Complicit in the 9/11 Attacks?

– The U.S. sent $25 million in military aid to Lebanon to face against ISIS. France will send their military support in April.

– Palestinian journalists are censoring themselves or even refusing to cover certain issues as a result of threats levied against them

– Meanwhile, Israel is quietly allowing goods to the Palestinian territories, which may represent reluctant acceptance by Israel.

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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.