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Middle East Ticker: Thousands Flee Assad Regime Advance in Aleppo, Turkey Defiant as Purge Continues, and the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal Comes Closer to Reality

After four years, rebel defenses are collapsing in Aleppo, Turkey targets foster parents in its post-coup purge and doubles down on anti-American rhetoric, and Jordan picks contractors for an ambitious canal project.

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Jordan’s Parliamentary Elections: Why They Do (and Don’t) Matter for the Kingdom’s Future

Georgetown's Rachel Bessette argues that, although last week's parliamentary elections in Jordan were heralded as a step toward democratic reform, they did little other than accentuate the pre-existing political and social divisions in the country, while further disaffecting many Jordanians.

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