The Jordanian Alliance with Iraq

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:
The Jordanian Alliance with Iraq

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This chapter describes a case study concerning the decision of Jordan to realign with Iraq after the collapse of the Jordanian-Syrian alliance in 1979. It examines why the alliance proved so long lived. The findings reveal that the Iran-Iraq war turned out to be a boon to the Jordanian economy and this may have inspired Jordanian policymakers to expand beyond the bilateral alignment with Iraq.

Keywords: Jordan; bilateral alliance; Iraq; Jordanian-Syrian alliance; Iran-Iraq war

Chapter.  6388 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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