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We went from Mexico to Japan and now Germany!

Also it’s tax day so…yeah.

International Politics

Overall

– Iran pledged to sign a nuclear deal should all sanctions against it immediately drop

– Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. said the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen is “very successful

Middle East

– Turns out Saudi Arabia increased its military spending by 17 percent last year; It’s fair to say we’re seeing why

– The Islamic State launched a successful offensive in Iraq where three towns were gained

– The Israeli government may not be a right-wing coalition government, but a center-left one; Is center-left even appropriate?

– There may or may not be a 15 year truce in the works between Hamas and Israel; I’m not holding my breath

Africa

– A suicide bomber in Mali killed at least three people and wounded 16

Europe 

– An interview with scholar Francis Fox Piven about SYRIZA in Greece and the way forward for the Greeks

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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.