Latest from USIP on Jordan
- February 19, 2013 | Event
As President Barack Obama embarks on his second term and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu builds his coalition government, many warn that time is running out for the two-state solution. On the occasion of its publication, the authors of “The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace” discussed their own views on whether and why that door is closing, and what the next Obama administration can do to keep it open.
- February 7, 2013 | Publication
USIP’s continuing series on “sleeper risks” looks at how King Abdullah is facing challenges to his legitimacy from a broader coalition of groups than the high-profile opposition from the Muslim Brotherhood. Economic protests could create a hair-trigger scenario exacerbated by frustration among the monarch’s traditional base.
- January 22, 2013 | Publication
Jordan’s parliamentary elections this week is being met by the country’s citizens with a kind of collective “Why bother?” USIP expert Steven Heydemann, who is in Jordan as an election monitor for the nonprofit International Republican Institute, considers the odds of changing that familiar pattern.
- April 19, 2012 | Publication
The Islamists Are Coming is the first book to survey the rise of Islamist groups in the wake of the Arab Spring. In this book, Robin Wright offers an overview and 10 experts identify Islamists in Algeria, Egypt (two), Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian territories, Syria, and Tunisia. Each chapter is designed to help both a general audience and specialists.