Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo, UN report alleges

The Blackwater founder and associates sought to buy helicopter gunships from Jordan to aid Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter's assault on Tripoli, investigators believe.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021
al-monitor Erik Prince, former Navy Seal and founder of private military contractor Blackwater USA, arrives to testify during a closed-door House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Nov. 30, 2017. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images.

King’s call to revisit political reforms triggers cautious optimism in Jordan

In an interview, King Abdullah focused on the need to launch political and administrative reforms that include reviewing laws that govern elections and political parties, in a move that coincides with the start of the Biden administration.

Osama Al Sharif | Institution building | Feb 10, 2021

Campaign trash makes statement on waste, politics in Amman exhibit

Local and international artists and environmental activists created an exhibition of art made primarily of discarded placards from Jordan’s parliamentary elections last year to address political apathy and the growing environmental crisis facing the kingdom.

Lyse Mauvais | | Jan 31, 2021

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

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