KAS Studies on Jordan

Jordan's 2020 Parliamentary Election: Settling for the Status Quo

This report, written by Rana Sweis and Suha Maayeh, explains what the 2020 parliamentary election results mean for Jordan at a time when the country is facing immense challenges aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more here...

 

Decentralization in Jordan

In this article, Wael Al Khatib describes the decentralization process in Jordan and the issues that hinder it. Read more here...

 

Microloans' Failure of Jordanian Women

In this article, Rana Sweis outlines the effect the availability of Microloans has had on Jordanian women. Read more here...

 

Jordan-IMF Relations

In this paper Marwan Kardoosh outlines Jordan-IMF Relations since 1989. Read more here...

 

Trade Liberalization in Jordan and Economic Diplomacy

In this article Marwan A. Kardoosh describes the history of trade liberalization in Jordan and how it has been affected by the interaction between economic diplomacy and political factors. Read more here...

 

The Effects of the 2015 Ban of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood

In this article, Dr. Lamis El Muhtaseb analyses the effect of the 2015 ban on the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood views its legitimacy as an indispensable part of the legitimacy of the Jordanian state itself. The movement has been spreading its message and influence for decades both inside and outside of the state. Banning the movement in 2015 has motivated the Jordanian Brotherhood to hold on to its religious message while simultaneously making political concessions to the Jordanian state. Read more here...

 

Where is Jordan's economy heading? - Obstacles and Opportunities

In this report Prof. Heuermann analyses the Jordanian economy including the barriers to inclusive economic growth as well as the significant potential of the economy. Read more here...

 

The Deal of the Century and Jordan's Dilemma 

In this article Suha Maayeh explains Jordan's dilemma when it comes to the "Deal of the Century". Trump’s "Deal of the Century" is supposed to end the decade long Israeli-Palestinian conflict by suggesting the final borders of Israel, Israeli-Palestinian political relations, the status of Jerusalem and the future of 5.4 million Palestinian refugees. Although the content of the deal has not yet been revealed, Palestinians fear that it would end their hope for an independent Palestinian state in the 1967 borders in the framework of a two-state-solution. Read more here...

 

The Impact of the Syria Crisis on Jordan's Terrorist Threat

Dr. Amer Al Sabaileh analyses the internal and external terrorist threats to Jordan that result from the Syria Crisis. Read more here...

 

EU-Jordan Trade Agreement

In February 2016, as the Syria refugee crisis started to peak, the international community held a conference in London to discuss a joint response to the crisis: It heralded a decisive paradigm shift in European development cooperation, away from short-term emergency aid to long-term strengthening of initial host country resilience. A core outcome of the conference was the Jordan Compact — an agreement between Jordan, the European Union, and the World Bank. This study aims to give an overview on Jordan’s economy and to reflect on the progress of the Compact implementation two years on. Read more here...