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.
Amid low enthusiasm for local elections intended to decentralize governance in Jordan, Islamists and their tribal allies have gained political ground.
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?
Donald Trump’s immigration ban has angered many Arabs, but not their leaders.
While Jordan offers comparatively favorable labor laws for the region, many migrant workers remain legally and economically vulnerable.
The denial of democratic opportunities, the rise of successful violent movements, and the shifting regional and Islamist contexts make it likely that the coming period of Islamist politics will be dominated by non–Muslim Brotherhood organizations.
Any election law needs to be inclusive, and needs to take into account the views of the electorate, so that people feel it is representative and fair. Until that happens in Jordan, all election laws, current and future, are going to be criticized.
Activist groups rarely talk to each other in public, and when they do, their discourses aim primarily at mobilizing support within their own camps rather than addressing each other's concerns.