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.
Though the Muslim Brotherhood won a plurality of seats in Jordan’s elections, the biggest takeaway was the continued fragmentation of the vote within a weak field of parties.
While Jordan’s elections promised change, they really just ensured more continuity.
The pro-democracy uprisings that swept across the Middle East in 2011 made clear the need to forge a new social contract between rulers and ruled.