Jordan Overview Nations // Middle East/North Africa

OVERVIEW The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is bordered to the north by Syria; to the northeast by Iraq; to the east and south by Saudi Arabia; and to the west by Israel. Jordan is landlocked with the exception of a small coastline on the Gulf of Aqaba in the southwest of the country, where the navy is based. Jordan's defense concerns center on the protection of its land borders amid regional instability, particularly in neighboring Iraq and Syria. Jordan has historically maintained...


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