By David Francis with Sabine Muscat
Jordan knows when to hold ‘em. Jordanian officials agreed to the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, imprisoned for plotting attacks in 2005, in exchange for the release of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Early Thursday, their fates are still unknown. FP’s Elias Groll reports Jordan is testing the Islamic State’s good faith. Meanwhile, FP’s Keith Johnson describes the dangerous downside of low oil prices: Declining oil revenues mean Iraq doesn’t have the money to take on the Islamic State.
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Source: Foreign Policy