The Worst Countries for Women (Afghanistan Isn’t on the List)

The Worst Countries for Women (Afghanistan Isn’t on the List)

Concern-trolling over the dismal plight of women in Afghanistan is powerfully appealing to liberals who look for reasons for the United States to maintain a military presence there. If and when the Taliban return to power, the warmongers argue, the bad old days of stonings, burqas and girls banned from school will come back. And…

The Unrest in Jordan

The Unrest in Jordan

Over the past month, anti-government protests have not eased off in Jordan, which arose against the backdrop of a surge in pro-Palestinian sentiment in the Kingdom. The reason was the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip during the last escalation of the conflict. As a result, on May 14, about 2,000 Jordanian demonstrators organized a…

Maneuvering Jerusalem’s Future: Upcoming DC Visit Puts Wind in Jordanian Monarch’s Sails

Maneuvering Jerusalem’s Future: Upcoming DC Visit Puts Wind in Jordanian Monarch’s Sails

US President Joe Biden may have little appetite for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking but seems determined to prevent some third parties from exploiting the regional stalemate to their advantage. That seems to be one message contained in ensuring that King Abdullah of Jordan will be the first Arab leader to visit the White House since Mr. Biden…

Making Eretz Israel: The 1967 Six-Day War and Its Consequences

Making Eretz Israel: The 1967 Six-Day War and Its Consequences

Prelude to the war The Arab-Israeli conflict (the four main wars between the various Arab states and Israel) dominated over the politics of the region of the Middle East since the formal proclamation of the independence of the Zionist Israel in May 1948 and has profoundly influenced events inside and relations between the regional state….

Jordan: “Fake Stability” Prelude to “Misery and Mayhem”

Jordan: “Fake Stability” Prelude to “Misery and Mayhem”

Jordan is one of those countries you seldom hear about, however, it is located in a tough neighbourhood. When you think of the “Middle East”, a familiar set of images in a listener’s head, and most of those are not good: violence, conflict, general poverty alongside significant oil wealth, arms, terrorism, and corruption – an…