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A Muslim man walks by the "separation barrier" or "security fence" in East Jerusalem on November 27, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) at the Great Hall of the People on March 17, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang - Pool/Getty Images)

China Smells Opportunity in the Middle East’s Crisis

Beijing is using the region's ongoing woes to solidify its own geopolitical agenda.

Demonstrators protest near the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan, on June 6. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Jordan’s Chinese CH-4 drone on display at this year’s SOFEX arms show.
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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?

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The Arab World’s Star Student

What Tunisia can teach its neighbors about the value of education.

U.S. President Donald Trump brandishes a sword during a welcome ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 20, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem on Nov. 18, 2014. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

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.

SANLIURFA, TURKEY -  OCTOBER 28: (TURKEY OUT)  Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani look on near makeshift tents in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province October 28, 2014. Kurdish fighters, supported by US-led air strikes, have fended off the Islamic State militants offensive into the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani for the last 44 days but remain ill equipped and short on ammunition. (Photo by Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

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.

Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp on the Jordanian border on May 31. (Photo Alvaro Fuente/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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?

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for south and central Asian affairs Alice Wells, and Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Atul Keshap (L) attend a candle light vigil for minority Tamils missing since the end of the island's drawn out Tamil separatist war in May 2009, in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on August 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

Maarik Al-Tawaiha (C) is led out of court following his trial, for the killing of three American military trainers outside an army base last year, on July 17, 2017, in the Jordanian capital Amman.
The military court in Amman found 39-year-old Tawaiha guilty of shooting the trainers as they waited to enter the King Faisal base at Al-Jafr in southern Jordan on November 4. 
 / AFP PHOTO / KHALIL MAZRAAWI        (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordanian Soldier Who Killed Three Green Berets Gets Life Sentence

With no ties to terrorist groups, the motive for the attack remains unknown.

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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.

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The King of Jordan Meets the King of Queens

Experts say a heavy burden rests on Abdullah's shoulder.

A US soldier (R) stands next to Jordanian soldier as they take part in Exercise Eager Lion at a Jordanian military bases in Zarqa, east of Amman, on May 24, 2016.
Some 6000 of soldiers from USA and Jordan are participating in Jordan's Sixth "Eager Lion" annual war games jointly overseen by the US army.  / AFP / KHALIL MAZRAAWI        (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Three U.S. Military Trainers Shot Dead in Jordan

The attack comes a year after another shooting killed two American civilian contractors in the country.

19 Apr 1991:  Muhammad Ali looks on during a bout between Evander Holyfield and George Foreman at Caesar''s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mandatory Credit: Barry Jarvinan  /Allsport

Watch Bill Clinton and Others Memorialize International Icon Muhammad Ali

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will not attend after his requests to honor Ali were denied.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Cassius Clay (L) throws a left punch to Archie Moore who ducks below the punch, during the fight at the Sports Arena on November 15, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Cassius Clay won by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12. (Photo by )

Guess Who’s Coming to Muhammad Ali’s Funeral? Hint: a Strongman and a King.

Turkey's president and Jordan's king will pay tribute to their boxing idol in person.

Iraqi government forces fire their weapons near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group.
Tens of thousands of security forces are deployed in the Fallujah area for an assault aimed at retaking the city from the Islamic State group.
Fallujah, which lies only 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Baghdad, has been out of government control since January 2014 and is one of only two remaining major Iraqi cities still in IS hands, the other being Mosul. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fight for Fallujah’s Highway 11

The crucial highway linking Jordan to Baghdad runs right at the heart of Fallujah — and retaking it could keep Jordan from economic collapse.

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