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Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy

Curtis R. Ryan

Abstract

There is a method to the apparent madness of Arab politics. In a region where friends can become enemies and enemies become friends seemingly at the drop of the hat, this book argues that there is logic to be found. Through fourteen years of field research and interviews with key policy makers, the author examines the remarkably stable Jordan as a microcosm of the region's politics. He traces the last four decades of Jordanian foreign policy in an attempt to better understand what seems like chaos. What he finds is an approach that is fundamentally different from alliances made in the West, in ... More

Keywords: Arab politics, Jordan, foreign policy, diplomacy, conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033075
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033075.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Curtis R. Ryan, author
Appalachian State University