By William Tucker
The U.S. has decided to keep 900 troops in Jordan for added security due to the situation in the region. Violence in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq has undermined regional security throughout the Middle East and Jordan fears that it won’t remain immune much longer. Though some have speculated that the troop presence is a precursor to some form of direct intervention in the Syrian civil war, that doesn’t seem to be the case The mix of troops in Jordan would be sufficient for a very limited no-fly zone, however President Obama has expressed a continuing hesitance and skepticism about such a move.
AMMAN — Bilateral ties between Poland and Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, have become stronger after the Arab Spring, a Polish diplomat said on Thursday.
“The Arab Spring created a new climate in bilateral relations between Poland and the Arab states,” said Michal Murkocinski, director of the Africa and Middle East Department in the Polish ministry of foreign affairs.