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Jordan walks a tightrope between rival powers

After days of peaceful street protests and the resignation of the former government, Jordan’s King Abdullah swore in a new administration, Friday morning.  The first act of the new prime minister, Omar Munif Al-Razzaz, was to withdraw the unpopular tax bill that had triggered the recent demonstrations, while commiting himself to ensuring “taxpayers’ money goes […]