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Global security watch [electronic resource] : Jordan / W. Andrew Terrill ; foreword by Anthony H. Cordesman.

By: Terrill, W. Andrew.
Contributor(s): Cordesman, Anthony H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Global security watch series: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 187 p.) : map.ISBN: 9780313366208 (ebook); 0313366209 (ebook).Subject(s): Jordan -- History | Jordan -- Military policy | Jordan -- Foreign relations | Jordan -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Jordan | Jordan -- Strategic aspects | National security -- Jordan | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Global security watch--Jordan.DDC classification: 355/.03305695 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jordan's turbulent history -- Jordan's political, economic, and military system -- Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinians -- Jordan and the United States -- Jordan's relations with other Arab states and Iran -- Jordan and the threat of terrorism -- Jordan looks toward the future -- Appendix A: biographies -- Appendix B: chronology -- Appendix C: documents.
Summary: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has played a central role in many of the key issues, crises, and problems of the Middle East, despite Jordan's status as a small country with limited resources. It has also been a key ally in Iraq, in the war on terrorism, and in the search for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace settlement. It has been a force for progress and stability in a deeply troubled region, and its future stability and security are critical to the region's future. All of these facts make 2010 a particularly good time to examine Jordan's role in the region and its importance in regional security. It has now been more than 10 years since King Abdullah II became Jordan's monarch, and Jordan faces changing security challenges both without and within. Jordan's security is highly dependent on the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process and the creation of a viable Palestinian state. Jordan's security is also affected by Iraq's stability, and by Iran's rising challenge and ties to Lebanon and Syria. While it now has good relations with Saudi Arabia, it faces a growing challenge from Islamist extremism and terrorism. Moreover, Jordan faces economic and social pressures from within that could threaten its internal security unless it gets help in developing its economy.
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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has played a central role in many of the key issues, crises, and problems of the Middle East, despite Jordan's status as a small country with limited resources. It has also been a key ally in Iraq, in the war on terrorism, and in the search for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace settlement. It has been a force for progress and stability in a deeply troubled region, and its future stability and security are critical to the region's future. All of these facts make 2010 a particularly good time to examine Jordan's role in the region and its importance in regional security. It has now been more than 10 years since King Abdullah II became Jordan's monarch, and Jordan faces changing security challenges both without and within. Jordan's security is highly dependent on the future of the Arab-Israeli peace process and the creation of a viable Palestinian state. Jordan's security is also affected by Iraq's stability, and by Iran's rising challenge and ties to Lebanon and Syria. While it now has good relations with Saudi Arabia, it faces a growing challenge from Islamist extremism and terrorism. Moreover, Jordan faces economic and social pressures from within that could threaten its internal security unless it gets help in developing its economy.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-181) and index.

Jordan's turbulent history -- Jordan's political, economic, and military system -- Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinians -- Jordan and the United States -- Jordan's relations with other Arab states and Iran -- Jordan and the threat of terrorism -- Jordan looks toward the future -- Appendix A: biographies -- Appendix B: chronology -- Appendix C: documents.

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