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The Case Studies and Jordanian Policy in Context

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033075
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039558 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033075.003.0004
The Case Studies and Jordanian Policy in Context

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This chapter provides a brief overview of Jordanian politics and policy in their regional context and an introduction to the empirical case studies about politics in Jordan. It discusses the role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in regional foreign policy and the changes in Jordanian foreign policy after the accession to the throne of King Abdullah II. It also describes several case studies including the 1973 October War Coalition, Jordan's alliance with Syria and Iraq and its involvement in the first U.S.-Iraq War.

Keywords: Jordan; politics; Hashemite Kingdom; foreign policy; King Abdullah II; October War Coalition; Syria; Iraq; U.S.-Iraq War

Chapter.  3211 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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