The best strategy for defeating jihadism might involve managing a few extremists. Jordan can show us how it's done.
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Jordan is an island of stability in the Middle East and an important U.S. partner. Here's what the Trump administration can do to keep it that way.
Middle East Ticker: Thousands Flee Assad Regime Advance in Aleppo, Turkey Defiant as Purge Continues, and the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal Comes Closer to Reality
After four years, rebel defenses are collapsing in Aleppo, Turkey targets foster parents in its post-coup purge and doubles down on anti-American rhetoric, and Jordan picks contractors for an ambitious canal project.
Georgetown's Rachel Bessette argues that, although last week's parliamentary elections in Jordan were heralded as a step toward democratic reform, they did little other than accentuate the pre-existing political and social divisions in the country, while further disaffecting many Jordanians.
Sean Yom and Katrina Sammour argue that Jordan's broken education system is the key driver of radicalization for many Jordanin youth.