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Jordan's King Walks a Fine Line Between Domestic and International Demands

Dec 5, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah II attends the opening of the country's parliament in 2016 in Amman, Jordan. As the economy founders, Jordan is facing the increasing influence of various protesters.

Jordan's King Abdullah II attends the opening of the country's parliament in 2016 in Amman, Jordan.

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A rising tide of protests in Jordan is gaining power over the policy in Amman. Jordan's social contract, long held together by the monarchy's mystique and personality as well as dollops of foreign aid, faces a new problem. While nationalists on one side are demanding the king adopt policies against...

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