Dancing with Saddam: The Strategic Tango of Jordanian-Iraqi Relations

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Lexington Books, 2003 - Political Science - 137 pages
Jordan has long served as a pivot between moderate pro-Western states and radical anti-American states in the Middle East. As the United States pursues a policy of 'regime change' in Iraq, the economic, social, and political effects on Jordan will be pervasive. In this timely and important work, David Schenker, an expert on Middle Eastern politics, examines the complex historical relationship between Jordan and Iraq and presents recommendations for U.S. policy toward Jordan. This book is essential reading for scholars of international relations and U.S. policy makers.
 

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Contents

History and Common Identity
5
Economics
29
ProIraq Elements in Jordan
65
The Abdullah Era
91
JordanianIraqi Relations and Implications for US Policy
107
Saddam Husseins Letter to the Arab Summit March 27 2001
119
Palm Oil Case Study
125
Text of Marwan Muashers FTA Letter to Members of Congress and the Bush Administration
129
Index
131
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David Schenker is the Middle East policy advisor in the office of the Secretary of Defense.

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