Islamic State crisis: Jordan’s battle on two fronts -BBC

Jordan has largely been forgotten in the IS crisis. Historically, Jordan has often found itself surrounded by instability. It has been stuck in the geopolitical middle between Israel and stronger, more radical Arab neighbors. It has also been the first destination for refugees from regional conflicts; Palestinians in 1948 and 1967, Iraqis after the 2003 invasion and Syrians after the start of the civil war. Now, IS is knocking at the door.