Jordan seems to have weathered an immediate crisis following a week of mass protests, maintaining its impressive history of survival in an otherwise hostile and unstable region. Yet numerous challenges lie ahead.
China is currently deploying a policy of industrial transfer in the Middle East. This is an external trade and industry policy, a transplanting of domestic economic institutions in external geographies. The financing of this China geo-industrial policy will reshape the Central Asia-Middle East-Africa trade and production nexus in the coming decade.