Jordan Threads the Needle Between Moscow and Washington

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by Shehab Al-Makahleh and Maria Al-Makahleh King Abdullah II of Jordan visited Moscow on February 15 to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin and senior Russian officials as well as clergymen. Jordan feels isolated because of the Jerusalem issue and… Continue Reading  

How the GCC Rift Appears from Jordan

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by Giorgio Cafiero and Shehab al-Makahleh Surrounded by a host of conflict zones and sources of regional instability—from southern Syria to the Egyptian Sinai and western Iraq to Palestine—Jordan conducts a cautious and diplomatic foreign policy to safeguard the Hashemite… Continue Reading  

Jordan: No Model for Others to Follow

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by Arwa Shobaki After reading Shehab al-Mekahlah’s LobeLog post, “Jordan Attempts to Transform Challenges into Opportunities,” I felt compelled to respond. I am also a Jordanian that cares deeply for the country’s prosperity and stability, but my understanding and knowledge of… Continue Reading  

Jordan Attempts to Transform Challenges into Opportunities

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by Shehab al-Makahleh Jordan’s King Abdullah II ascended to the throne after King Hussein’s passing in February 1999. Ever since, he has ruled over a relatively stable country despite challenges and hardships ranging from terrorism and extremism to economic problems.… Continue Reading  

A Reformation Dialogue This Ramadan

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by James Spencer Recently, the UK’s youngest suicide bomber died in Iraq, and a British convert to Islam was killed fighting for al-Shabaab against the Kenyan Army. At much the same time, President Obama has confessed that the US still doesn’t have a complete… Continue Reading