Jordanian Policies

Will Bishr Al-Khasawneh Conduct the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections?

Executive Summary Although the matter of the parliamentary elections has been definitively settled, with September 10th designated as the date for holding them, there remains a significant unresolved issue in the corridors of decision-making regarding the fate of Bisher Al-Khasawneh’s government. The prevailing expectation is that Al-Khasawneh will oversee the upcoming elections, after which a new prime minister will be…

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Publications

Tehran’s Strike and the Jordanian Response

Nobody in Jordan, in my opinion, would have wanted or desired the interception of Iranian drones over their territory. From the outset of the aggression on Gaza, both the state and the people of Jordan stood alongside Gaza and its population and opposed the Israeli atrocities. Jordan took the lead in diplomatic efforts against Israel, diligently working to debunk the…

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Commentaries

Satloff’s Notes and the Zionist Lobbying

The executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Robert Satloff, presented his observations following his regional tour last month to several countries. These observations carry the same ideas he seeks to emphasize, whether he visited the region or not (with slight differences, some related to Saudi comfort following their agreement with Iran). They indicate a shared Arab…

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Commentaries

The Dawn of the New Regional Order in the aftermath of the War

The current discussions, negotiations, and debates surrounding the aftermath of today’s war on Gaza go beyond the search for the future of the region, its political formulation, and who will govern it. The focus extends to the Palestinian issue as a whole, involving planning and thinking about the future of the entire region and its regional system, especially from the…

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Commentaries

Hamas at a fateful Crossroads

There are many political and symbolic gains achieved with the Al-Aqsa Flood operation, and the legendary steadfastness of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, of which the most important achievement was the restoration of respect for the Palestinian cause globally, the return of the idea of ​​a “two-state solution” to the table, and the collapse of…

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Commentaries

The Attack on the “American Military Base”

The recent drone attack on an American military base along the Jordanian-Syrian border has cast a veil of uncertainty over unfolding details, with repercussions expected to manifest in the coming days. Currently known are the American losses: three soldiers dead and thirty wounded. The media and political arenas are ablaze with rhetoric and controversy, engaging in a heated debate about…

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Commentaries

Jordan and the question of the upcoming parliamentary elections

While the winds seem to be moving towards holding parliamentary elections in Jordan this year, as scheduled, there is still debate in political circles as to whether the party scene is ready and whether the new parties that are supposed to have the ability to compete and clash with the street are able to run in the elections effectively?! On…

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Commentaries

The Changing Arab Public Opinion after October

The latest poll, conducted by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, reveals significant political indicators. The survey sampled 8,000 respondents from 16 Arab countries, including the Gulf countries (excluding the UAE and Bahrain), Yemen, the Arab Levant (Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, West Bank Palestinians, excluding Syria), and the North African countries (Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania), Which…

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Commentaries

The new “Grand Bargain”

The latest issue (issued at the beginning of the new year 2024) of the American magazine Foreign Affairs includes  an important group of articles by senior American academics and politicians, as usual. The topic of the war on Gaza significantly dominated the articles and the main file of the magazine, which indicates the strategic importance of the region. The Middle…

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Commentaries

A tactical disagreement, not a strategic one

Much has been said about the causes of “partial transformation.” In the American discourse in support of the Zionist entity in the aggression against Gaza, but what is important is to analyze its consequences. The new dispute that has emerged between the administration of US President Joseph Biden and the Prime Minister of the Zionist entity, Netanyahu, is still within…

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