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A view of the ruined city of Petra in southwest Jordan, founded in the 4th century B.C. (EMILY HAWTHORNE/Stratfor)

The Strangely Stable Kingdom of Jordan

On the 17th anniversary of King Abdullah II's coronation, we reflect on the quixotic survival of a nation with few assets in a region in crisis. Read more…


Why Firepower Alone Can't Destroy Jihadism

As many militaries have learned the hard way, force is not enough to defeat an insurgency. Read more…


In Iran, Election Season Rhetoric Heats Up

The Islamic Republic's supreme leader weighed in against the country's reformists, who are likely to face reversals in February elections. Read more…