Brief: New US Defense Agreement With Jordan

The deal permits U.S. aircraft and ships to freely traverse Jordanian territory.

Background: The United States’ balancing strategy in the Middle East hinges on partnerships with key states like Israel. Another important U.S. partner is Jordan, which has received billions of dollars in economic and military aid for decades. In Jordan, the U.S. has a trusted Arab partner that provides a platform for regional engagement, especially on […]

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