• Syria in Crisis
    Public Outrage in Jordan at Murder of Pilot
    Ala’ Alrababa’h February 4, 2015

    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.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Fighting Fire With Fire: Jordan’s Risky Strategy Against the Islamic State
    Ala’ Alrababa’h December 11, 2014

    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.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Photo Essay: Jordan’s Other Refugees
    Alice Su August 14, 2014 عربي

    Jordan’s attempt to prioritize Syrian and Iraqis refugees leaves its other asylum seekers underserved.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Legitimizing Crackdown on Dissent in Jordan
    David Bishop July 22, 2014 عربي

    Proposed amendments to Jordan’s anti-terror law threaten free expression and may exacerbate the very problem they are hoping to address.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Jordan: The Jewel in the ISIS Crown
    Nikita Malik, Abdullah Shami June 24, 2014

    As the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit fall into the hands of Al Qaeda-influenced jihadists, Jordan will serve as a crucial buffer from the terrorist movements that threaten to spill over into the region.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Does the “Southern Front” Exist?
    Aron Lund March 21, 2014

    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.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Jordanians Split Over the War in Syria
    Nikita Malik March 17, 2014

    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.

  • Sada - Analysis
    The New Generation of Jordanian Jihadi Fighters
    Mona Alami February 18, 2014 عربي

    The outcome of their engagement in Syria will define the future vision and goals of the rising generation of Jordanian Salafi-jihadis.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Syria’s Spillover Effect on Jordan
    Nikita Malik February 13, 2014

    There is a risk that the flow of weapons and fighters from Jordan into Syria will contribute to lawlessness and insecurity in Jordan, and the spillover of the hundreds of thousands of Syrians refugees into Jordan is likely to continue.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Zamzam and the Jordanian Brotherhood
    Tareq Al-Naimat February 4, 2014 عربي

    The Zamzam Initiative, which presents itself as an alternative to the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, is unlikely to convince Jordanians that it provides anything new.

  • Event
    The Islamic State and the Middle East’s Shifting Geopolitical Landscape
    October 29, 2014 Washington, DC

    This all-day conference examined the local and regional roots of the growing violence, fragmentation, and instability gripping the Middle East today.

  • Event
    Disrupting ISIL’s Money Trail
    Marwan Muasher, David S. Cohen October 23, 2014 Washington, DC

    With a broad international effort underway to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), David S. Cohen outlined the United States’ strategy to undermine the organization’s financial foundation.

  • Event
    Jordan in the Regional Context
    His Excellency Nasser Judeh, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Katherine Wilkens June 12, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh delivered an address at Carnegie on the Jordanian perspective regarding recent developments in the Middle East.

  • Event
    Islamists in Power: Views from Within
    April 5, 2012 Washington, D.C.

    Islamist parties will have a dominant impact on the outcome of Arab transitions, but there is little understanding in Washington of what that will mean for governing.

  • Event
    Public Opinion on Iraq and the Arab Spring
    James Zogby, Edward Gnehm Jr., Mustafa Hamarneh, Marwan Muasher, Marina Ottaway December 19, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Zogby Research Services conducted polling in eight countries across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in the United States, to look at public opinion on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, the Arab Spring, and other recent developments in the region.

  • Event
    Arab Monarchies Confront the Arab Spring
    Marwan Muasher, Marina Ottaway, Jon B. Alterman, Paul Salem November 22, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Arab monarchies have so far survived the unrest of the Arab Spring without major challenges to their authority, but their countries are not immune to the widespread popular discontent.

  • Event
    Between Religion and Politics
    Nathan Brown, Amr Hamzawy, Marwan Muasher September 29, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    As Islamist movements in the Arab world become more politically active, they are struggling to pursue their moral and religious agenda while navigating daily political tussles. In the face of repressive regimes, they have achieved some popular support, but enjoyed few concrete successes.

  • Event
    The Global Crisis: Will the Middle East and North Africa Emerge Stronger?
    Marina Ottaway, Uri Dadush, Masood Ahmed May 21, 2009 Washington, D.C.

    The Middle East and North Africa have been less affected by the global economic crisis so far, allowing Middle Eastern governments to continue delaying the deep economic and governance reforms required for long-term economic growth in the region.

  • Event
    Failed Responsibility: Iraqi Refugees in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon
    Joost Hiltermann, Michel Gabaudan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews July 31, 2008 Washington, D.C.

    The international community and the Gulf states are not providing sufficient funding or accepting enough Iraqi refugees. The current situation is highly unstable and fragile, and very little progress can be expected without Iran’s and Syria’s involvement. No significant return of refugees can be expected in the next ten years.

  • Event
    Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World
    Marina Ottaway, Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Samer Shehata, Robin Wright January 29, 2008 Washington, D.C.

    Contemporary discourse on democratic transformation in the Arab world often lacks a critical assessment of the kind of progress that is taking place on the ground. Marina Ottaway and Julia Choucair-Vizoso launched their new book Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World, a critical assessment of political reform in the Arab world based on ten case studies.


Carnegie Experts on Jordan

  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.


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