Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Jordan

Jordanians often say they are trapped between two fires — Israeli-Palestinian violence on their western border and the chaos in Iraq to the east. NPR's Deborah Amos continues a five-part series, Bordering on Instability, on how the Iraq war has affected neighboring countries.

Truck drivers

Truck drivers like these in Amman, Jordan, used to make the 18-hour drive to Baghdad. Now most refuse to return to Iraq, fearing robberies, kidnapping or worse. Deborah Amos, NPR hide caption

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