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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lynch on Jordan with Lots of Links

You should read Marc Lynch's latest on Jordan's new media law, which could severely restrict the Internet, and his collection of links on the subject. He also has a discussion with Curtis Ryan, one of the better known country experts. Marc has been warning for some time that things are not well in Jordan and that the rest of us are not paying attention.  He knows the country well and I suspect we should all pay attention. We often talk about the "monarchical exceptions" to Arab change, but will the monarchies always be exceptions? One advantage of this post is he also offers lots of links for background reading.

And a note: he includes an MEJ article and notes it's behind a paywall "unless Michael wants to liberate it." I will consult our tech folks but am making no promises.

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