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US troops should have left Syria and Iraq long ago
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US troops should have left Syria and Iraq long ago

A few thousand soldiers scattered in desert bases around a region increasingly hostile to their presence makes no sense

3 US troops killed by drone attack in Jordan
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3 US troops killed by drone attack in Jordan

President Biden says America's 'heart is heavy,' vows to continue the fight against Iran-backed militant groups

Jordan can't afford to pay for Israel's problems
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Jordan can't afford to pay for Israel's problems

The fantastical idea that Amman should give up land for a new Palestine won't go away.

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Why the Pandora Papers may hurt King Abdullah most of all

Jordanians are living in desperate straits, depending on huge sums of foreign aid. So evidence of his high living isn't going over well.

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Lebanon's desperation may offer big step to Assad's salvation

It appears that Washington may be open to sending Egyptian gas and Jordanian electricity to the economically strapped country via Syria.

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CIA chief Burns brings a more polite tone in Israel visit

But don't expect a lot of pushback on settlements or a renewed push for two state solution. Right now this is about management.