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The month is ending already?! That means less than two months of classes for me!

International Politics

Overall

– Yeah, it doesn’t really seem like a deal is coming

– Gallup: Fewer Iranians report international sanctions are causing a “great deal” of problems for them, which may be due to the easing of such sanctions

– Triti Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, tells The Real News what is really happening in the P5+1-Iran negotiations

– Meanwhile, Robert Kelley, former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, explains to The Real News why The New York Times got it wrong when claiming Iran decided to ship uranium out of the country

– The White House indicated it would restore military aid for Egypt, which froze two years ago amid turmoil. Glenn Greenwald writes more on it here.

– A new report by Amnesty International found a growth in death sentences as states around the world turn to more control through security forces

Middle East

– Part three of three with Craig and Cindy Corrie on the significance of the Israeli Supreme Court in refusing to provide them justice over the death of their daughter

– Israel announced it would double water deliveries to the Gaza Strip, while warning Hamas not to misuse it. Meanwhile Palestinians are still facing a water crisis

– Despite its harmful presence, Academi, formerly Blackwater, is still the top contractor for the Pentagon in Iraq. In addition, they are not very good at their job

– On April 1, Palestine will join the International Criminal Court and certainly will change things between them and Israel

– After fighting with Islamic State militants, Iraqi troops captured the center of Tikrit

– When Israel sides with Saudi Arabia on Yemen, it is a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend

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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.