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Media Report: The War on Gaza.. Regional Implications and the Questions regarding the Upcoming Scenarios

More than 80 days after the war on Gaza, or what is known as the events of “October 7th”, questions still hover around the implications of that event which seemed to carry many variables on the Palestinian scene and the conflict with Israel, and on the regional scene in general. It appears that the scene in the region before October…

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Jordan’s Syrian Refugee Crisis

Samah Bibars* Within their camps, Syrian refugees face difficult economic and social conditions, which have become increasingly difficult as aid and funding to support Jordan in hosting them has declined. These difficult conditions would turn these camps into time bombs that could explode in the face of society at any moment, as they are a source of danger if the…

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Is ISIS revival in Syria possible?

Since the beginning of this month, the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” has executed more than four major assaults against Syrian regime forces, local Sunni and Shiite militias loyal to it. Also, at the beginning of this year, the organization’s military activities have escalated, its methods have diversified, and its geographical targets in Syria have expanded, despite the loss…

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Amman – Damascus… the bumpy road

The differences were evident in the two speeches used by the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi, and the Syrian, Faisal al-Miqdad, in their press conference on Safadi’s visit to Damascus at the beginning of this July. Safadi sought to emphasize key points that represent the Jordanian agenda towards Syria, while al-Miqdad avoided Commenting on it, while making sure to emphasize…

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Syria file at the Riyadh summit and competing Arab bets

It is clear that the main title of the upcoming Riyadh summit is to stop the decision to freeze the participation of the Syrian regime in the meetings of the League of Arab States, including the invitation of the head of the regime himself, Bashar al-Assad, to the summit, a trend that caught the attention of many Arab governments, during…

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Jordan and Syria: Considerations of Strategic Interests and National Security

In the scientific seminar “The War in Syria: A Way Forward”, held jointly by the Politics and Society Institute (PSI) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on 11th of October 2021, Jordanian and European experts virtually gathered to engage in a lively discussion on the future of strategic and security considerations to Syria and the region. Main topics included firstly,…

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Jordan and the headache of the Syrian border

      It was remarkable the amount of rage and anger among popular circles after the news that a Jordanian officer was martyred and three others were wounded, nearly a week ago, on the Jordanian-Syrian border, as a result of their clash with groups of drug smugglers, after that, important statements were issued by the Jordanian Chief of Staff, Major General…

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