Dancing with Saddam

Dancing with Saddam : The Strategic Tango of Jordan-Iraq Relations

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Jordan has long served as a pivot between moderate pro-Western states and radical anti-American states in the Middle East. As the United States pursues a policy of 'regime change' in Iraq, the economic, social, and political effects on Jordan will be pervasive. In this timely and important work, David Schenker, an expert on Middle Eastern politics, examines the complex historical relationship between Jordan and Iraq and presents recommendations for U.S. policy toward Jordan. This book is essential reading for scholars of international relations and U.S. policy makers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 073910649X
  • 9780739106495

Table of contents

Chapter 1 History and Common Identity Chapter 2 Economics Chapter 3 Pro-Iraqi Elements in Jordan Chapter 4 The Abdullah Era Chapter 5 Jordanian-Iraqi Relations and Implications for U.S. Policy Chapter 6 Appendix 1: Saddam Husayn's Letter to the Arab Summit, March 27, 2001 Chapter 7 Appendix 2: Palm Oil Case Study Chapter 8 Appendix 3: Text of Marwan Muasher's FTA Letter
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Review quote

This volume may prove useful to our understanding of the post-Iraq War regional realities, particularly insofar as the future of the Hashimmite Kingdom of Jordan is concerned. * International Third World Studies Journal and Review *
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About David Schenker

David Schenker is the Middle East policy advisor in the office of the Secretary of Defense.
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