Analysis The Syria Crisis Is Keeping Jordan’s King Abdullah on His Toes

Jordan is grappling with a strategic dilemma: If Assad falls, the new Syrian regime might jeopardize Jordan’s stability, but if he remains in power, Jordan might conceivably find itself stuck with half-a-million Syrian refugees.

Forty-five young Syrian war refugees will be given training in the clearing of mines, unexploded bombs and mortar shells and other explosive materials, in terms of an initiative agreed last week between the Jordanian authority in charge of mine-clearing and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The first batch to be...