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Jordan Introduction

Jordan is an Arab kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan in the heart of the Middle East.

The country is bordered by Syria; Iraq; Saudi Arabia; Israel; and the West Bank, a territory west of the River Jordan. Amman is Jordan's capital and largest city.

A Short Background

For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-1999).

A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population, through several wars and coup attempts.

In 1989 he resumed parliamentary elections and gradually permitted political liberalization; in 1994 a formal peace treaty was signed with Israel. King ABDALLAH II - the eldest son of King HUSSEIN and Princess MUNA - assumed the throne following his father's death in February 1999. Since then, he has consolidated his power and established his domestic priorities.

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