Jordan’s bahhara have suffered from a closed border with Syria, but efforts to resume informal trade ties continue.
As border crossings reopen, Jordanian authorities might have to tolerate a degree of informal petty trade with Syria to revive Ramtha's economy and prevent social unrest.
By pushing economic liberalization in the Middle East without requiring transparency and fighting corruption, international donors have allowed the region’s elites to hog power and resources. The result is a combustible mix of anger and disillusionment.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
The usually warm relationship between the United States and Jordan has come under strain during President Donald Trump’s time in office.
On Jordan's reaction to Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential elections.
The Biden administration is likely to alter U.S. policy toward the Middle East in three key ways.
For the Palestinian Authority, a policy of self-isolation is the worst option of all.
The event will feature remarks by William J. Burns, Ann Kerr, and Maha Yahya, followed by a conversation between Jihad Azour, Marwan Muasher, Ben Rhodes, and Christiane Amanpour looking toward the ten-year anniversary of the Arab Spring.
In an interview, Armenak Tokmajyan discusses his recent paper on the Syrian regime’s return to the southern border area.