Aaron Magid


Syrian refugees wait to board a Jordanian army vehicle after crossing into Jordanian territory with their families, at the Rukban border area, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, Sept. 10, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)

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Difficult negotiations over future of 75,000 Syrians trapped in 'no-man's land'

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

Since the IS June attack on Jordan’s Rukban border with Syria, the Hashemite kingdom has tightened security measures, to the point of banning food and medical aid to the Syrian refugees trapped on the border, prompting negotiations with the UN.

Jordan launches battle against Uber

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

The Jordanian government is cracking down on Uber drivers because the company is in violation of public transit laws.

Why many Jordanians have little stomach for upcoming elections

Monday, Jul. 25, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

Distrust toward parliament, stemming from electoral fraud and doing nothing about the struggling economy, has generated Jordanian apathy toward parliamentary elections in September.

IS turns its attention to Jordan

Friday, Jul. 1, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

Some analysts say the Islamic State attack in Jordan’s Rukban border area was designed to increase IS’ popularity within certain segments of Jordanian society.

Why Jordan's king is criticizing his country's closest allies

Monday, Apr. 18, 2016 | Aaron Magid, Contributor

King Abdullah has made harsh statements against Obama’s war on IS, Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy and Russia’s policy in Syria, yet due to Amman's precarious geostrategic position he doesn't always fully stand by his own comments.

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Aaron Magid

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Aaron Magid is an Amman-based journalist. He graduated from Harvard University with an MA in Middle Eastern studies. His articles have appeared in Al-Monitor, the New Republic and the Daily Star (Lebanon). On Twitter: @AaronMagid

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