Event Reports

Jordan's International Relations Survey

Conducted by KAS Jordan Office & Cooperation Partner NAMA

This event was to lunch the survey that delves into perceptions of Jordan’s largest economic supporter, which country Jordan should have as an ally, and which country does Jordan share foreign policy objectives with, political relations and diplomatic relations, the roles played by active states in the region, Arab-Israeli conflict, instability and regional conflicts, and international rivalries.

"Jordan is a key partner of Germany in the Middle East. Both countries are strong advocates of regional and international dialogue" emphasized Dr. Edmund Ratka, Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Jordan during the initiation event of the third wave of the foreign relations survey.

The survey was launched on the 18th of October 2021 in cooperation with NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions - نماء and in attendance of Mr. Nasser Judeh, former minister of foreign affairs in Jordan.

Portraying the opinion of 1223 Jordanians, it examines Jordanian perceptions of the country’s foreign relations. Respondents were asked questions about Jordan’s political and diplomatic relations, the role of external actors in Jordan as well as regional and international conflicts. When asked about the stability of the region the vast majority (73%) consider the regional situation to be unstable. Results pointed towards a perceived improvement of political relations with the Gulf States. Compared to the last survey in 2019, the perception of the US as a strong political and economic partner improved.

Revealing valuable insights into Jordanian public opinion the event provided an opportunity for fruitful discussion for Jordanian and International foreign policy professionals. For reading and downloading the full survey please click here

Below you can find short interviews from the event in Arabic and an interview by the resident representative of KAS Jordan Office Dr. Edmund Ratka in English. 

Interview with Dr. Edmund Ratka

Interview with Dr. Zaid Alnawayseh 

Political Analyst

Interview with Dr. Fares Braizat

Chairman at NAMA Strategic Intelligence Solutions