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Analysis: Hamas chief’s visit to Jordan marks culmination of Arab Spring aftermath


Taylor Luck writes that the visit of Hamas chief Khaled Mishaal to Jordan is a “diplomatic and strategic necessity” for the Jordanian authorities, according to observers. Analysts see Hamas’ visit to Jordan as a direct result of a year of uprisings in the Arab world. With the strong popular support for Islamist movements in Arab countries as well as in Jordan, the Jordanian government realizes that stronger ties with Hamas are inevitable and will send a clear signal to the biggest opposition group in the country.

Jordan Times, Jordan.

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