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  In Perspective: Jon Meacham on the crisis in Egypt

Jon Meacham ruminates on America’s checkered history with friendly authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.

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  Will 2011 be the Arab world’s 1989?

To understand what might happen next in the Arab world, here’s a brief background on each of the Arab countries where an autocratic ruler is currently fighting for his political life.

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Don’t expect sweeping reforms in Jordan, former ambassador cautions

Despite public protests and recent promises of reform from Jordan’s king, a ‘massive shift’ is unlikely there, says the former U.S. ambassador.

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Is Jordan next? Pro-democracy activists in Amman think so

King Abdullah of Jordan fired his cabinet on Tuesday after mass protests. One human rights lawyer in Amman thinks it’s only the beginning.

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