King Abdullah engaged regional leaders in preparation for Biden’s presidency

In the week ahead of President Joe Biden's inauguration, Jordan engaged in a flurry of diplomatic activity.

Osama Al Sharif | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jan 22, 2021
al-monitor US Vice President Joe Biden (R) visits with Jordan's King Abdullah (L) at a joint Jordanian-American training center on March 10, 2016, in Zarqa, northeast of Amman, Jordan. It was the final stop on Biden's Middle East tour that also took in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Photo by Jordan Pix/Getty Images.

Jordan revisits relationship with Muslim Brotherhood

Despite the good relations the Muslim Brotherhood enjoyed when it first emerged in Jordan, the group has lost sway in the kingdom as authorities escalate their crackdown.

Saud al-Sharafat | | Jan 13, 2021

Jordanian given death penalty for 2019 stabbing attack

The man and two accomplices reportedly were inspired by the Islamic State to stab tourists and Jordanian police in the ancient city of Jerash.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Jan 12, 2021

Jordan bets on GCC deal to boost economy

Jordan has attempted to remain neutral in the Gulf feud that erupted in 2017 when a Saudi-led bloc of nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. The kingdom has welcomed the agreement recently signed to end the Gulf dispute.

Osama Al Sharif | GCC Relations | Jan 12, 2021

Project to save Dead Sea going nowhere

Experts warn of an environmental crisis if a project is not advanced by Jordan and Israel to save the Dead Sea that is shrinking at catastrophic rates.

Osama Al Sharif | Water Issues | Dec 30, 2020