New threats to a peaceable kingdom

Chesnoff, Richard Z.
November 1993
U.S. News & World Report;11/8/93, Vol. 115 Issue 18, p54
Reports on the upcoming parliamentary election in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan which is the country's first multiparty national vote in more than 30 years. Elections have complicated Jordan's delicate political balancing act; How King Hussein's tacit support for the peace agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization is helping Jordan; How Hussein is keeping the electoral fervor down; The drawing power of the Muslim Brotherhood.


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