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By Amer Al Sabaileh - May 17,2015
I had the chance to read the speech the American ambassador to Jordan delivered at the World Affairs Council. It is important to discuss the main topic of the lecture, “fighting terrorism and Daesh”, from a wider perspective that ought to cover radicalisation th
By Amer Al Sabaileh - May 10,2015
The failure to reach a political solution in Syria has created chaos and is likely to lead to a new phase of escalation and potential division of the country. This is not the first time such possibilities have existed. There was escalating violence during the siege of Homs and
By Amer Al Sabaileh - May 03,2015
Recently there have been key developments on the Jordanian borders with Syria and Iraq that highlight the real threat of direct conflict there. More than four years into the regional crisis, Jordan started thinking of creating a deep line of defence by arming Sunni tribes on the
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Apr 26,2015
One of the challenges Jordan is facing today is how to deal with increased radicalism amongst its people. Facing it requires a strategy that works to de-radicalise them, but there is clear evidence of such a strategy being devised, let alone implemented.  Prompt action is
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Apr 19,2015
In a recent paper, “The ISIS [Daesh] Twitter census: Defining and describing the population of ISIS supporters on Twitter”, J.M.
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Apr 05,2015
The last two weeks saw Saudi Arabia take direct action in a regional conflict and crisis. The declaration of war against the Houthis of Yemen came from the Saudi ambassador in Washington, which many interpreted as signalling a US blessing of the move. It has also been suggested
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Apr 05,2015
The last two weeks saw Saudi Arabia take direct action in a regional conflict and crisis. The declaration of war against the Houthis of Yemen came from the Saudi ambassador in Washington, which many interpreted as signalling a US blessing of the move. It has also been suggested
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Mar 29,2015
The ongoing regional shifts in political and security dynamics are forcing Jordan to revise its foreign policies and think outside the box. Jordan needs a flexible policy within a long-term strategy to secure its national interests. In order to meet these challenges, the Jordan
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Mar 29,2015
The ongoing regional shifts in political and security dynamics are forcing Jordan to revise its foreign policies and think outside the box. Jordan needs a flexible policy within a long-term strategy to secure its national interests. In order to meet these challenges, the Jordan
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

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