Annexing the West Bank Will Destabilize Jordan
Netanyahu’s election promise won’t just hurt Israel, it will create chaos for its eastern neighbor and a diplomatic backlash too.
Syria’s Refugees Begin Their Journey Home
Thanks to a newly opened border crossing with Jordan, migrants are heading back to their country. But their ordeal is far from over.
Investing in Low-Wage Jobs Is the Wrong Way to Reduce Migration
Unless would-be migrants can build lives with dignity—which poorly paid, export-oriented jobs do not provide—they will continue to seek ways to move on.
Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan Would Turn Jordan Upside Down
If the Trump administration seeks to strip Palestinian refugees of their status, it will destabilize one of America’s closest allies in the region.
Jordan Can’t Keep Up Its Double Game
By urging self-reliance at home while demanding aid from abroad, Amman has painted itself into a corner.
An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Can Work
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
China Smells Opportunity in the Middle East’s Crisis
Beijing is using the region's ongoing woes to solidify its own geopolitical agenda.
Jordan’s Protests Are a Ritual, Not a Revolution
By trading geopolitical importance for aid and showing restraint when unrest erupts, the kingdom has managed to remain stable for decades.
China Has Already Won the Drone Wars
Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
Bibi Is Burning Down the House
Faced with legal threats, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t hesitate to sow doubt, chaos, and confusion in order to remain in power.
Millions Said To Be Missing in Pledged Donations to Syrian Refugee Education
Only a fraction of promised international aid has reached Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, a rights group says.
A Refugee Without a River
Two years after fleeing Iraq, one woman’s plans for resettlement are still on hold. A minority among refugees in Jordan, is her plight being overlooked?
Trump Dumped U.S. Ambassador to Amman at Request of King
Jordan’s monarch had clashed with the U.S. diplomat over disagreements with Obama administration policies.
In Jordan, a Killing Threatens to Upend Peace with Israel
As tensions simmer in Jerusalem, a linchpin of Israel’s security relationship with the Arab world is put to the test.
Jordanian Soldier Who Killed Three Green Berets Gets Life Sentence
With no ties to terrorist groups, the motive for the attack remains unknown.
The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump
Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein has emerged as the Middle East's most prominent defender of human rights — both in the region of his birth, and the United States.
The King of Jordan Meets the King of Queens
Experts say a heavy burden rests on Abdullah's shoulder.