Dancing with Saddam: The Strategic Tango of Jordan-Iraq by David Schenker

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By David Schenker

Jordan has lengthy served as a pivot among average pro-Western states and radical anti-American states within the heart East. because the usa pursues a coverage of 'regime switch' in Iraq, the commercial, social, and political results on Jordan might be pervasive. during this well timed and critical paintings, David Schenker, knowledgeable on heart japanese politics, examines the complicated ancient dating among Jordan and Iraq and offers suggestions for U.S. coverage towards Jordan. This ebook is key studying for students of diplomacy and U.S. coverage makers.

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2. Kame1 Abu Jabr, interview by author, detailed notes, Amman, Jordan, October 10, 1999. 3. King Husayn Addresses Nation on Iraq, Amman Jordan Television Network, August 23,1995, cited in Foreign Broadcast Information Service-Near East and South Asia (FBIS-NES-95-164), August 24, 1995. 4. Amman Chamber of Commerce chairman Yanal al-Bustami, interview by author, detailed notes, Amman, Jordan, October 2, 1999. 5 . “Jordan’s Prince Hassan on Palestinian Issue,’’ Al-Ahram, December 3, 1998, cited in FBIS-NES-98-337, December 7,1998.

50, February 1995. 45. Ahmed Chalabi, interview by author, July 2001. , in 1998 as well. 46. Hussein Kamel and his brother returned to Iraq on their own volition on February 20, 1995, and were promptly killed. Even so, the Jordanian policy of providing sanctuary continued. One month after Kamel returned to Iraq, the Kingdom provided asylum to Nazar Khazraji, a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army. 47. “Al-Kabariti Interviewed on Israel, Syria, Iraq,” Al-Dustur, January 4, 1996, cited in FBIS-NES-96-004, January 10, 1996.

8 million to 5 million tons, an augmentation Jordan had been seeking for a few years to meet (alleged) increased domestic demand. 90 per barrel, the increase was moderate, relatively speaking. Since the previous year’s negotiations, the global market price had jumped from $24 to $38 per barrel. " Although it seemed slight, however, the $2 increase per barrel translated to a $35 million increase in cost deficit to the Jordanian treasury. 13 For 2002, the trade protocol was fixed at $206 million, a significant decline from the $309 million in implemented contracts in 2001.

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