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International Politics

Overall

– Gallup: Sixty-one percent of Americans are disappointed with the position of the United States in the world today

– Former nuclear engineer Robert Kelley speaks with The Real News on to Iran-P5+1 talks and the role of the U.S. in relation to the alleged Iranian nuclear program

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he must speak in front of Congress for Israel’s security; Wh…what?

– International law is a funny thing when thinking about the U.S. as it defines it as anything that it wants to do

Middle East

– Juan Cole: “How ‘Islamic’ Is the Islamic State?

– It is not easy to stop corruption in Iraq because officials are reaping benefits from said corruption

– An Australian was killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS

Asia and Oceania

– Pew: While 40 percent of people over 50 in South Korea believe things are going well in the country, 20 percent of 18 to 33 year-olds believe the same

Africa

– The Libyan government in the east is considering Khalifa Haftar as the nation’s top army commander

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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.