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The Jordanian Regime and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Tug of War

The momentum of the Arab Spring has weakened, at least temporarily, in Jordan. This has returned the relationship between Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood and the Jordanian regime to its historic position of limited engagement rather than full cooperation. Having survived the initial wave of Arab Spring unrest by relying on its traditional political formula, the regime is now confident that it can maintain stability without making major compromises on political or institutional reforms.
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Body Language, Small Steps Key to Iran Nuclear Talks

No one expects a concrete agreement to come out of the P5+1 meeting to revive a diplomatic process that stalled almost a year-and-a-half ago. The success of this meeting hinges on whether the Islamic Republic is serious about making a deal on its nuclear program. But can such a weighty matter hinge on how an Iranian diplomat acts and speaks at a meeting, rather than on whether an agreement is reached? Michael Adler reports from Istanbul.

Reflections on Iran’s Tumultuous Revolution: 35 Years Later

Iran marked the 35th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution on February 11. Shaul Bakhash, who witnessed the revolution first-hand, reflects on the revolution’s tumultuous birth and its legacy and how it differed from the still-born revolution in Egypt during the Arab Spring.

A New Challenge for Palestinians

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's resignation has the potential to inject clarity and honesty into the region's problems, writes Aaron David Miller in this op-ed from The Los Angeles Times.

UN Nuclear Watchdog Warns on Iran and Syria

By Michael Adler, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
The Islamists are Coming CONTEXT

The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are

Greater political pluralism in Tunisia, Egypt, and other countries of the region could augur less dependency on the US and a more independent foreign policy, Wilson Center expert Samer Shehata says. In this interview, Shehata and Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright analyze the Middle East’s evolving political landscape.

Iraqis’ New Personal Status Ja’fari Law is Sectarian

Many Iraqis have expressed outrage and protested against the Ja’fari bill on jurisprudence and personal status.

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