A long-simmering royal family feud is publicly boiling over in Jordan

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Palace intrigue is shaking one of the Middle East's most historically-stable monarchies. Jordan's King Abdullah is challenged by the former crown prince, his half-brother, Prince Hamzah. Nick Schifrin explores the long-simmering reasons for the family feud, and Dr. Bessma Momani, professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, joins us to discuss the confrontation.
Bessma Momani:

There's certainly some regular kinds of succession battles that one sees in royal families.

But I think, unlike what you might see in neighboring countries, whether it's Saudi Arabia or the UAE and others, we haven't seen this kind of very public display of challenges from within. And that…
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