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STRATFOR: Jordan Could Be the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s Next Target

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(Stratfor.com - 6.19.14) Summary The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, buoyed by its recent successes in Iraq, wants to expand its regional reach. Reports that Iraq has withdrawn forces from western towns close to its 180-kilometer (110-mile) border with Jordan have left Amman feeling vulnerable, and the Hashemite kingdom, certainly a target of interest for the jihadist movement, has deployed additional security personnel along the

NEWSLINK: Russia, West accuse each other of hypocrisy on Ukraine

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[“Russia, West accuse each other of hypocrisy on Ukraine” – Reuters – 5.2.14] Reuters covers UN Security Council meetings on unrest in Ukraine.  The fact that Russia has taken over permanent member status and veto power previously exercised by the now-defunct Soviet Union complicates efforts for the UNSC to act. Western powers and Russia on Friday used an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council