April 06, 2017

The King of Jordan Meets the King of Queens

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalists Robbie Gramer, Emily Tamkin

U.S. President Donald Trump met Jordanian King Abdullah at the White House Wednesday.

The meeting was hotly anticipated, and not without reason — a president who ran on the idea of keeping Muslims out of the United States and vowed to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was to receive the king widely seen as the key moderating force in the Middle East.

Wedged between Israel, Iraq, and Syria, Jordan plays an outsized role in the roiling landscape of Middle East politics. It’s widely seen as a moderating, dependable Western ally and key go-between for Washington and the Arab world.

Read the full article at Foreign Policy.


  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expe...