Emirati-backed forces in Yemen are advancing on Hodeidah, the Gulf states reopen aid flows to Jordan after protests, and Iraq’s election has become a political crisis.
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King Abdullah tries to contain popular outrage over new taxes and subsidy reductions, the Gulf crisis enters its second year, and Turkey and the U.S. reach an agreement on the Kurdish presence in Manbij.
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.
The breathless reports this weekend that a ceasefire for Syria had been reached "in principle" reveal once again how unrealistic our thinking has become about this particular national security issue.