The genuine empowerment of females lies in their achieving legal equality with their male counterparts.
In an interview on the anniversary of the 1991 Arab-Israeli peace conference, Marwan Muasher looks back.
There is no question that Washington’s position in the broader Middle East was dented by the fiasco in Afghanistan. Ultimately, however, U.S. assets in the region are still unrivaled: the United States’ political and economic influence, hard power, soft power, embrace of multilateral diplomacy, and leadership of a rules-based global order continue to give it the upper hand over all its rivals.
Jordan has started to take a leading role in ending Syria’s isolation, after years of pursuing a contrary policy.
Regional and international actors are accumulating cards to engage in a new Middle Eastern power game.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan examines the regional implications of developments in southern Syria.
Mustapha al-Kadhimi’s promotion of regional dialogue allows him to address Iraq’s many vulnerabilities.
No country can achieve sustainable political and economic development without ensuring legal equality for all.
Long praised for its stability, Jordan has been troubled by protests, detentions, and international criticism. To protect its rulers’ legitimacy and ease citizens’ frustrations, Amman should consider substantive political reforms.
Since the 2016 introduction of a proportional open-list voting system to Jordan’s parliamentary elections, the Jordanian government has faced ongoing demands for reform. But the system is unconducive to democratic reform, given Jordan’s broader socio-political environment.