Will Jordan Be the First Arab Monarchy to Fall? – The Atlantic

January 10, 2013

According to The Atlantic:

Despite longstanding governance problems and human rights abuses, the Arab monarchies have largely been spared from the popular revolts that dislodged their autocratic neighbors. Until now this monarchy “red line” has served U.S. interests….

But the monarchy red line will not last forever, and Washington will face a series of new strategic challenges when and if this threshold is crossed. The end of the monarchy in Jordan would constitute a particularly serious blow to U.S. interests.

To read the complete article in The Atlantic, please click here.

King Abdullah II of Jordan as he prepares to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, Tuesday, March 7, 2007 at the U.S. Capitol.

King Abdullah II of Jordan as he prepares to address a Joint Meeting of Congress, Tuesday, March 7, 2007 at the U.S. Capitol.

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