Jordan: Conditions, Issues and U.S. Relations

Kathleen Ryers (Editor)

Series: Politics and Economics of the Middle East

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Despite conflict on its borders, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan appears to remain a relatively stable and reliable partner for the United States in the Arab world. Jordan’s strategic importance to the United States may be increasing given the ongoing civil war in Syria, fighting in western and central Iraq, uncertainty over the trajectory of Palestinian and Egyptian politics, and ongoing global counterterrorism operations.

In each of these arenas, U.S.-Jordanian military, intelligence, and diplomatic cooperation seeks to empower political moderates, reduce sectarian conflict, and eliminate terrorist threats. This book provides an overview of Jordanian politics and current issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations. It provides a brief discussion of Jordan’s government and economy and of its cooperation with U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East, including the promotion of Arab-Israeli peace. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Jordan: Background and U.S. Relations (pp. 1-28)
Jeremy M. Sharp

Chapter 2 - Jordan 2013 Human Rights Report (pp. 29-74)
U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Chapter 3 - Jordan 2012 International Religious Freedom Report (pp. 75-84)
U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Chapter 4 - 2014 Investment Climate Statement- Jordan (pp. 85-108)
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

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