A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
In an interview, Marwan Muasher outlines what scares Amman in the Trump peace plan for Palestinians and Israelis.
Though Christians are indigenous to the Arab world, their numbers have steadily declined in the Middle East.
Arab armed forces are recruiting more females, who nevertheless continue to face a glass ceiling.
There is a crisis of trust between Jordan’s citizens and the state, and the old ways won’t work anymore.
In an interview, author James Barr discusses why his book on the Franco-British rivalry in the Middle East remains relevant today.
Bassem Nemeh discusses the economic burden of the Syrian refugees for Lebanon and Jordan.
The Zaatari Camp is taking on characteristics of permanence, raising doubts about a refugee return.
How can the kingdom’s troubled economy benefit more from Syrian migrant workers?
In a podcast, Carnegie Middle East scholars discuss a new report on the state of the Arab world.
Donald Trump’s immigration ban has angered many Arabs, but not their leaders.
Carnegie Middle East announces the release of a major new report on the state of the Arab world.
While Jordan’s elections promised change, they really just ensured more continuity.
In what may be the latest in a string of losses for the Syrian army, President Bashar al-Assad may be about to lose control of another provincial capital, Daraa.
Jordan, a key United States in the region, may be expanding its anti–Islamic State activities further into Iraq and Syria.
The execution of Kasasbeh could catalyze increased criticism of Jordan’s government for its involvement in the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State—a decision taken at the highest levels of the state with neither transparency, public involvement, nor parliamentary approval.
Jordan has been deeply concerned about the effect of Syria’s civil war on its security. It has taken several counterterrorism measures, but its strategy in combating the threat of radicalism has been flawed.
As fighters join Al Nusra and ISIL at an alarming rate, the Jordanian government responds with new anti-terrorism measures.
The remarkably nonsectarian and democratic statement signed by rebel factions in southern Syria in February was likely only a ploy by rebel commanders to get more foreign support by declaring their opposition to extremism.
Popular opinion in the Hashemite Kingdom over Syria is divided. Many Jordanians support the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but some oppose it and many others have grown skeptical over time, as the spillover from Syria to Jordan increases.