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The Monitor's View Jordan’s small light in a dark Mideast

Even as the region becomes more violent and despotic, an election in Jordan reveals progress for women and a shift by the Muslim Brotherhood toward inclusivity and secular rule. 

Reuters

Progress in a war-ravaged and authoritarian Middle East often arrives like cat’s feet, in quiet but steady ways. A good example is the Sept. 20 election in Jordan for a new lower house of parliament.

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