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By Amer Al Sabaileh - Mar 22,2015
The US administration continues to surprise its allies with its dealings in the region. From the cautiously optimistic progress in talks with Iran over its nuclear capabilities to the CIA director’s recent comments regarding the need to save institutions in Syria, and the
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Mar 15,2015
The regional developments and their potential impact provide an interesting context for Jordan’s recent approach towards Iran. The approach follows the strategic rule that security priorities are more important than political interests. Since the outbreak of the Syrian cr
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Mar 08,2015
The University of Jordan’s Centre for Strategic Studies has recently published a survey covering various political topics among which, most important, perceptions of terrorism and radicalism. While most of the findings are quite reassuring, there are some alarming figures.
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Mar 01,2015
It would have been very difficult to predict a day when countries in the region which have been historically aligned with the US would find themselves under greater threat as a result of the ambiguity, confusion and contradictions in US policy around the so-called war on terroris
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 22,2015
The escalation on the southern front in Syria is a clear demonstration of the extent to which fear is driving terrorists’ actions. With Jordan at the forefront of the coalition fighting terrorism after the assassination of pilot Muath Kasasbeh, there may be some concern in
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 15,2015
The assassination of pilot Muath Al Kasasbeh stirred high expectations regarding Jordan’s response to the brutal crime. There has even been talk of an offensive, with Jordan leading the ground troops against the terrorist group called Daesh. One needs to understand, howev
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 08,2015
The brutal footage of the killing of Jordanian pilot Muath Al Kasasbeh was intentional for many reasons. One of its aims was to intimidate and psychologically terrify coalition members, specifically the Jordanians, including the military establishment. This shows the difficulty
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 08,2015
The brutal footage of the killing of Jordanian pilot Muath Al Kasasbeh was intentional for many reasons. One of its aims was to intimidate and psychologically terrify coalition members, specifically the Jordanians, including the military establishment. This shows the difficulty
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 01,2015
Since the crash of the Royal Jordanian Air Force jet and the capture of its pilot by the so-called Islamic State, Jordan and IS have been in direct conflict. IS is using the unfortunate crash to create confusion in Jordan and has been applying pressure on the Kingdom. Japan has
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jan 26,2015
The recent Israeli attack on Quneitra, in Syria, might be an attempt to preempt a US-Iran agreement. Some analysts say the Israeli move was anger at the pace of US-Iranian nuclear negotiations. The incident might also be one of many more to come, due to a confluence of several

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