The latest budget confirms that Jordan is increasingly dependent on public debt and foreign aid to prop up continued spending—especially on energy subsidies.
Earlier assessments of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s ability to act as a firewall against violent extremism need to be updated in the wake of the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi.
Jordan has largely weathered the regional tumult of the Arab Spring, but underlying economic class disparity and uneven development across the country remain pressing issues.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a review of its first Arab Experts Survey. Conducted in both English and Arabic, the survey represents the views of more than one hundred accomplished political thinkers representing almost every Arab country.
EU initiatives in Jordan should focus on projects that lead to real political development and enhance the welfare and life quality of Jordanian citizens.
The measures that the European Union has taken towards the refugee crisis are mostly palliative, temporary fixes that leave the EU largely in a reactive mode.
As 2016 approaches, four experts examine how Syria’s economy has been affected by the war and how it might evolve in the coming year.
The refugee tragedy is a symptom of a wider political crisis. Finding adequate solutions for the refugees and internally displaced populations is primarily a political imperative, but it is also a development challenge that is essential for political stabilization, societal reconciliation, and peace building.
Jordan’s Hirak grassroots movement of 2011-2013, recognized as a social and political protest movement born out of discontent in the East Bank hinterlands, has reflected the country’s rising political contention.
Despite initial optimism, Jordan’s draft election law does little to erase parties’ disadvantage against tribal candidates.