Jordan, the US, and the Cold War: The Birth of a Strategic Alliance

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been a strong American ally for decades and has helped the US greatly during the Syrian crisis and battle against the Islamic State. Currently, the United States has an undisclosed number of military units in Jordan training the Free Syrian Army and supporting efforts against ISIS. These forces have engaged Bashar al-Assad's Syrian forces on at least one ocassion.[1]

The Islamist Spectrum - Jordan's Mosaic

By Sarah Timreck

Poll: Jordanians Support Fight Against ISIS

Around 64 percent of Jordanians support international intervention against ISIS “to a large degree,” up from 54 percent in 2015, according to a new poll by the International Republican Institute. Nearly half of respondents said they support Jordan’s involvement in the intervention “to a large degree.” Jordan is part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been bombing ISIS targets since 2014.

The Gradual Weakening of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan

On April 13, Jordan’s police forces raided and closed the Amman headquarters of the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Tensions between the government and the Brotherhood have escalated since the closure, despite the latter’s break with its Egyptian counterpart. The future of the Jordanian MB remains uncertain.


What Triggered the Closure?