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Exacerbation of Tensions in Syria: Who Stands to Gain?
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Exacerbation of Tensions in Syria: Who Stands to Gain?
February 16, 2018

The illegal presence of the US in Syria has become more complicated and fraught with many dangers. The need to fight the Islamic State became a flimsy pretext after the jihadist group’s defeat. Now the alleged threat coming from Iran is being used to justify US military operations in a faraway country.

Mike Pence’s Middle East Tour: Outright Pressure and Threats as Foreign Policy Tools
January 24, 2018

If Amman refuses to bow, the United States-led Arab alliance needed to oppose Iran will split to weaken the America’s standing in the Middle East. It’ll be a major setback to negatively affect the whole US Middle East policy.

Mike Pence’s Middle East Tour: Outright Pressure and Threats as Foreign Policy Tools
World
Jordan Pins Hopes on US-Russian Accord on Southern Syria
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Jordan Pins Hopes on US-Russian Accord on Southern Syria
June 8, 2017

Jordan is intensifying diplomatic efforts to help forge an agreement between the United States and Russia to establish a safe or de-escalation zone in southern Syria. Jordan hopes to prevent the vast Syrian Badia area, which extends along Jordan’s northern borders with Syria, from turning into a battlefield involving US-led coalition forces and rebel allies on the one hand, and regime and Iran-backed militias on the other.

Is North Korea a Diversion for a US-Jordan Invasion of Syria?
May 4, 2017

True, the Trump administration is milking the situation for all its worth, but that doesn’t mean that they want a war with the North. That’s not it at all.  Washington wants to deploy its controversial THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea, but it needs a pretext to do so. Hence, the ominous threat of an “unstable, nuclear-armed North Korea”, that’s all the justification Washington needed to get its new weapons system deployed. Mission Accomplished.

Is North Korea a Diversion for a US-Jordan Invasion of Syria?
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Is Syria’s Invasion from Jordan on the Agenda?
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Is Syria’s Invasion from Jordan on the Agenda?
April 28, 2017

With focus on the battle of Raqqa and in the governorates of Homs and Idlib, Jordan has been kept away from media headlines. The kingdom’s role will grow immensely if it becomes the staging point for an operation on Syrian soil. And it may happen pretty soon.

Is Political Islam Compatible with Democracy?
September 19, 2016

At the dawn of the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, diplomats, politicians, and intellectuals debated a fresh question: what role can Islamist political parties play in a fledgling democracy?..

Is Political Islam Compatible with Democracy?
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Moscow’s Growing Influence in Middle East: Jordan Set up War Room with Russia
World
Moscow’s Growing Influence in Middle East: Jordan Set up War Room with Russia
January 19, 2016

Jordan has set up a joint war room with Russia to carry out coordinated anti-Islamic State military operations in Syria. The Kingdom already hosts a joint war room north of Amman, called the US Central Command Forward-Jordan, as part of a lineup with the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Now it has a coordination cell with Russia-Syria-Iran-Iraq (RSII) anti-terrorist coalition. This is an evident policy shift.

Meeting Between Putin and King Abdullah II
November 26, 2015

The talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Abdullah II of Jordan that took place in Moscow on 24 November have become an important factor in the deteriorating international situation in the Middle East. The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, the strengthening of counter-terrorism, the joining of forces to combat the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (IS), and ways to overcome the Syrian crisis…

Meeting Between Putin and King Abdullah II
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