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International Politics


– Journalist Chris Hedges talks with Tariq Ali on the prospects of revolution against a dead system

– President Barack Obama: Iran should delay its nuclear program for 10 years in order for an international deal to be made

– In addition, Obama cited the death of Boris Nemtsov as an instance where dissenters feel threatened; The pot calls the kettle black

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Ties with the U.S. are strong despite the potential agreement between Iran and P5+1

– Secretary of State John Kerry defended the human rights record of Israel at the Human Rights Council

Middle East

– Part two of two with Pernille Ironside, an official with UNICEF, on the crises in Gaza and what the Palestinian Authority can do

– Juan Cole: “Netanyahu’s Clash With Obama ‘Intolerable,’ Risks End of U.S., U.N. Veto, Says Former Mossad Head

– Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: The West should ask itself why it produces extremists it later fights

– A U.S. official said the country would “protect” Syrian rebels once they are fully trained and armed

– Director of National Intelligence James Clapper believed donations to the Islamic State would fall after the recent execution videos

– The Iraqi military took over some territory from ISIS in successful battles

– There’s an American behind held in Yemen, although the U.S. does not seem to care at all

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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.