Comment: Saudi Arabian foreign policy has changed considerably under its new king. It is now more realistic, and likely to restore Riyadh's influence in the region, argues Mohammad Abu Rumman.
Comment: Rather than attempting to destroy the Islamic State group, the allies should be attempting to talk to disenchanted Sunni elements within the group.
Comment: Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood movement has split into two, with the old guard maintaining popular grassroots support, and a new group that appears to have the backing of the establishment.
Western governments have increased "security" measures, as they struggle to understand and confront the changing nature of attacks.
A debate is underway in Jordan as to whether the war against the Islamic State group is really their cause. This discussion is a good thing in and of itself.
The support of Jordan's king for Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi shows a sharp division between state and society in the kingdom.
The arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy leader in Jordan, and charges of terrorism against other members, pose questions about the group's future.