Jordan and the October War Coalition

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:
Jordan and the October War Coalition

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This chapter describes a case study concerning the exclusion of Jordan from the October War Coalition or Trilateral alliance of Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia which was the most important alliance of the time. It analyzes the reasons behind Jordan's refusal to open up an eastern front during the war and its decision to send troops to aid Syria. It also explores the consequence of Jordan's participant-and-bystander policy.

Keywords: Jordan; October War Coalition; Egypt; Syria; Saudi Arabia; participant-and-bystander policy

Chapter.  5321 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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