Jordan: Resilience against All Odds

Amid myriad threats and regional security dilemmas currently affecting the socio-economic and political situation in Jordan, the monarchy has successfully managed to maintain its stability throughout 2014. While the entire region has been mired in crises and conflicts - with Syria torn apart by a deadly civil war, with the Islamic State slowly encroaching on Iraq and Syria and with Gaza being almost completely decimated - the Jordanians have shown a remarkable resilience, proving yet again the strategic significance of Jordan to its Western allies.
A. Malantowicz, Jordan: Resilience against All Odds, IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2015, s. 194-197