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International Politics


– Gallup: Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the United Nations does a poor job in solving international problems

– Phyllis Bennis talks to The Real News about the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in regards to the Iran-P5+1 negotiations and what his impact can be

– Gallup: Overall, 84 percent of Americans say China will be a threat to the U.S. in the next 10 years with 40 percent saying it is a “critical threat”

– Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a regional force against terrorist groups

Middle East

– The Kurds in Iraq want to delay the U.S.-led attack against the Islamic State in Mosul to give more time to strategize

– Meanwhile, ISIS fighters ransacked a museum full of valuable and timeless artifacts

Asia and Oceania

– Gallup: Seventy percent of Iranians are hoping a deal will be reached between Iran and the P5+1. Meanwhile, Iran pledged to complete negotiations by the end of next month

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.