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The Socio-Economic Implications of Syrian Refugees on Jordan

A Cost-Benefit Framwork

With the Syrian conflict entering its fourth year, Jordan increasingly faces the challenge to cope with the influx of Syrian refugees. The need for deeper understanding of the refugee crisis in the public prompted KAS Jordan to examine the socio-economic impacts of the current refugee situation in Jordan more precisely together with Issnaad Consulting. more…

Dr. Khaled Wazani | May 22, 2014

Assessing Recent Developments in the Middle East

- Shedding Light on Intercultural Relations –

With the Syrian conflict and the Coup D’Etat in Egypt the situation in the Middle East is currently facing new challenges. These factors have a significant impact on the situation of minorities and on intercultural relations in the Arab World. In this context, KAS Jordan, European Abrahamic Forum (EAF) and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) organized a workshop on 30th March 2014 in Amman, on the current intercultural and interreligious relations in the region. more…

Event Reports | May 18, 2014

“The Role of Municipal Councils in Local Development in Jordan”

Municipal councils in Jordan play only a marginal role in the development of communities which is mainly the result of a missing basis of communication between the councils and the communities. The participation of the communities has to be strengthened in order to achieve development and sustainability. In this context, KAS Jordan and MOSSAWAH Center conducted three round table discussions, entitled “The Role of Municipal Councils in Local Development in Jordan”, in Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa. more…

Imke Haase, Otmar Oehring | Event Reports | May 18, 2014

The Syrian Conflict – A Long Term Civil War?

With the Syrian conflict entering its fourth year and no end in sight to the war, three Jordanian experts shared their opinion with KAS on the situation and future scenarios with or without the regime. more…

Simone Hüser, Otmar Oehring | Country Reports | April 24, 2014

The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations – What’s Next?

As the Middle East Peace talks are heading towards 30th April 2014 and hence, towards a supposed end, hopes of brokering a deal are almost non existent. KAS asked two Jordanians experts on their opinion regarding the negotiations and expected developments. more…

Otmar Oehring, Simone Hüser | Country Reports | April 22, 2014