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March 9, 2017

Country Report

Jordan’s cabinet re-(re-)-shuffled

At a time of deteriorating economic conditions and security challenges Prime Minister Hani Mulki conducted a re-shuffle to his cabinet on 15 January 2017. The changes are affecting major portfolios. more…

September 15, 2016
Young Jordanians are discussing drivers for radicalization among Youth in Zarqa, Jordan.

Countering Radicalization among Jordan’s Youth

KAS Jordan Office in cooperation with MEMPSI and youth centres in Zarqa, Tafileh and Irbid organised workshops on radicalization for young people aged 15 to 26. The major goal of the project is to raise awareness about the definition of extremism, what it can lead to and how it can be combatted.

July 28, 2016

Book Launch

“The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan”

In the framework of KAS Jordan Office’s policy to support objective and neutral research and publications, a new Arabic-language publication has been launched entitled, “The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan: A Religious-Political Crisis in the National Context.” more…

May 15, 2016
Ghassan Mashkhaj

Great loss to KAS Jordan and Gulf office

We are deeply saddened by the passing away of our dear colleague, Ghassan Mashkhaj (Abu Ahmad), who was a longstanding member of the KAS staff. His cheerful, warm-hearted character and dependability made him an essential part of our daily lives at the office. He will be truly missed by all. We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife, four children and his family and friends.

February 15, 2016
PUBLICATION

New Publications

KAS Jordan and Nisan Center for Political and Parliamentary Development, announce the release of two new publications in Arabic: the first “How do People with different Political Backgrounds read the King’s Discussion Papers”, and the second “Reforming the Religious field”. These projects are the published working papers of critics and renowned experts from several sectors and different political back grounds who participated in our workshops which were held last year.

January 27, 2016

The Jordanian Economy in a Strained Regional Climate

As the crises in Syria and Iraq erupted and borders have been shut down, Jordan has lost two important import-export markets. Also transit trade, connecting Lebanon and Turkey to GCC markets, has suffered significantly. In order to discuss the social and economic impacts of the crises and to identify alternatives and opportunities, KAS Jordan Office in cooperation with al-Quds Center for Political Studies organized a workshop on the 14th of November in Amman. more…

November 16, 2015

Jordanian reactions to the recent escalations in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories

At least 53 Palestinians have been killed and 9 Israelis have been stabbed or shot dead since the beginning of October. The newest wave of violence in Jerusalem – the city which is sacred to the three major religions in the world: Judaism, Christianity and Islam – has some observers warning about the possibility of a third intifada. While it is too early to draw such conclusions, it is clear that the old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has reached another peak. more…

November 2, 2015

The Situation of Syrian refugees in Jordan

The conflict in Syria is in its fifth year and no political or diplomatic breakthrough seems to be in sight. More than 4.086.760 people have already fled the country and with the war further escalating, more and more are pushed to seek refuge - mainly in the countries neighboring Syria. Globally one in five refugees is Syrian and until a durable peace settlement has been negotiated, the numbers of Syrian refugees worldwide will further rise. more…

October 11, 2015
Deutsche Botschaft Amman – Empfang zum Tag der deutschen Einheit 2015

Reception at the German embassy in Amman on German Unification Day

Like last year, KAS Jordan office participated in the celebration of German Unification Day in Amman. The event was hosted by the German Embassy in Jordan and took place at King Hussein Club. Members of KAS informed the public about the work of the foundation and presented the most recent publications which were warmly received by the guests.

May 21, 2015

An analytical field study

The Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Syrian Refugees on the Governorate of Maan

A study about “the social, cultural and economic impacts of Syrian refugees on the governorate Maan” was issued by KAS Jordan in collaboration with Al Hussein University’s Studies, Consultations and Community Development Center. After the study of the socio-economic impact of Syrian refugees in Jordan, which was issued by KAS in cooperation with ISSNAAD in mid 2014, the idea came to do a similar study narrowed down to the governorate level. more…