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This year’s event,m. Feb 2 in the Memorial Union BallroomBrucklacher said he expects the event to draw 200 to 250 peopleA full schedule of events can be found at UND’s online event calendarJordan a vulnerable country on the front lines of the longest-running conflicts in the Middle East has become a master of trying to balance the demands of its foreign partners and donors with the needs of its citizens since it became independent in 1946 But the abduction and killing of pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh has left the people of Jordan united with its Western allies in their revulsion at the executions of hostages by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) Jordan is one of the US’s closest allies in the Arab world and plays a vital role in the US-led fight against ISIS US-educated King Abdullah relies closely on advice from American intelligence advisers and in recent years on financial support from Gulf Arab states They include Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that cut ties with Jordan in 1990 when the late King Hussein was seen to have sided with Iraq against Kuwait after Saddam Husseins invasion Its taken almost two decades to repair those ties As fighting flared in neighboring Syria in 2011 the US quietly built up its forces in the south of the country where US and fighter jets of the United Arab Emirates back the countrys own small air force After the “Eager Lion” joint exercises between Jordan and the US in 2013 the latter reportedly left 900 troops a squadron of F-16s and a battery of Patriot missiles to ensure Jordan’s security The presence of American forces has not been widely publicized in Jordan because although ISIS represents a threat to Jordan much of the kingdoms conservative population do not want their country to be in alliance with the West It is a measure of the concern shared by the US over Jordans stability that the kingdoms offer to negotiate a prisoner release with ISIS last week passed with barely a comment in Washington No matter how unpalatable US officials realized the kingdom felt it could not survive the anger of the Jordanian people if it allowed al-Kaseasbeh to be killed If al-Kaseasbehs jet hadnt been captured by ISIS most Jordanians would have been unaware of how deeply Jordan was involved in the fight against ISIS Last year Jordans southern city of Maan once again made headlines when a few townspeople raised ISIS flags But scratch the surface and its not a love of ISIS that has young men burning tires and attacking police stations its a belief the government is ignoring its people in the impoverished south With the knowledge that al-Kaseasbeh had been dead for several weeks when the kingdom offered a prisoner exchange the country now feels doubly betrayed While they want revenge there are many who believe Jordan should never have been involved in bombing Syria in the first place and should end its role in the coalition Revenge may be satisfied with Wednesday’s executions of Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouly but some will also want Jordan to step back from its allies in the fight against ISIS But thats not an option for the kingdom either economically or militarily The countrys own borders have been threatened including last year when it sent Jordanian special forces into Iraq to secure the Iraqi side of its border crossing Jordanian forces have a long and close relationship with the US military and its intelligence services have worked closely together in Afghanistan and other conflicts The country is now such an integral part of the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that to pull back on its participation would require a major reworking of how the US fights and put its own safety in question The country is likely to quietly increase its participation in the coalition while reminding its citizens of the reasons why it is in the fight Contact us at [email protected] Stefani and Pharrell are no strangersmost memorably they collaborated together on her 2005 hit "Hollaback Girl"and theyre at it again this time for Stefanis latest single "Spark the Fire" Stefani hasnt released a new album since 2006s The Sweet Escape and "Spark the Fire" is the second single shes released since then The first was "Baby Dont Lie" a track she released in October "Spark the Fire" features some "Hollaback Girl"-reminiscent beats and lots of shout-talking from Stefani Head over to Stereogum to listen to the track This article originally appeared on Ewcom Contact us at [email protected] argued California Republican Carlos Moorhead.

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