As the media focuses on the many crises in the Middle East, Jordan’s capacity to endure the instability next door is noteworthy. Yet the Hashemite Kingdom faces tough challenges at home and abroad that make its future precarious.
Islamists are using fake news targeting ethnic Chinese Indonesians and politicians to promote their agenda against Chinese investment and the government.
While regional instability has negatively impacted Jordan’s economy, paradoxically the potential defeat of ISIS, also increases Jordan’s short-term political risks. Earlier this month, Jordan revealed that a gunmen opened fire
Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws are dividing the country and are creating a range of political and economic problems.
The opening of Turkey’s Incirlik airbase to the United States-led coalition will allow it to escalate its strikes against the Islamic State at the cost of jeopardizing fragile relationships with many of