Between Iraq And A Hard Place: Jordanian-Iraqi Relations

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Curtis R. Ryan Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The strange alliance between Jordan and Iraq has undergone intriguing transformations. Jordan paid a heavy economic price for staying out of the coalition against Iraq during the Gulf war. The strength of domestic pro-Iraqi feeling led Jordan's regime to ask itself: was it possible not to support Saddam? Now, despite dealigning from Iraq in the mid-1990s, Jordan may still be the closest friend Saddam Hussein's regime is likely to find in the region.

Additional Information

Ryan, C. (2000). Between Iraq and a Hard Place: Jordanian-Iraqi Relations. Middle East Report, (215), 40-42. doi:10.2307/1520157. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2000
RECAPP 2020, Jordan, Iraq, Middle East, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, International Relations, Operation Desert Storm, Gulf War

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