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Long day, but at least there’s no snow anymore!

International Politics

Overall

– Sweden announced it would join the U.S.-led coalition to fight the Islamic State with 120 troops

– Juan Cole: “Can the Arab World Live With the US-Iran Nuclear Deal?

– Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, said he was indifferent to the international agreement

Middle East

– It turns out Israeli forces are deliberately attacking journalists in the West Bank as more reporters become injured

– Ali Abunimah: “Under boycott pressure, Veolia dumps most Israel businesses

Asia and Oceania

– The War on Terror expands to the Philippines with U.S. forces providing technology and information on militants to authorities there; The World Is A Battlefield

Europe 

– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:  The entire Islamic world risks “disintegration” due to Shiite-Sunni divide

– Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a restart of relations between EU and Russia

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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.