North America

Conflict & Justice

Why Jordan is at the epicenter of nearly all Middle Eastern issues

The rise of ISIS is connected to Jordan. The Israeli-Palestinian crisis plays out in the shadow of Jordan. The Syrian civil war and it's ensuing refugee crisis are taking a heavy toll on Jordan. Even the Iranian nuclear talks has a connection to Jordan. So, why Jordan, a landlocked country with few natural resources but tremendous importance for American foreign policy, at the middle of it all.

Global Politics

China's Next President in Iowa

China's presumed next president Xi Jinping is in Washington today meeting with President Obama. Xi will also visit Los Angeles and the town of Muscatine, Iowa. The World's Jason Margolis has more on why China's next leader chose Iowa.