The Iraq War’s Impact on Growth and Inflation and Public Spending in Jordan

This paper examines the impact of the Iraq war of 2003 on growth and inflation in Jordan. By exploring Jordan and Iraq’s trade relationship, the changes in Jordan’s consumer price index, and Iraqi investment in Jordan, we differentiate between the economic challenges posed by the Iraq war in general and by the Iraqis in Jordan…

The Lower House and the Ongoing Decline in Confidence Public Opinion Poll Evaluating the Performance of the Current Lower House since its Election

The Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan conducted a public opinion poll evaluating the performance of the current Lower House since it was elected in November 2009. The field poll, consisting of face-to-face interviews, was conducted between March 19 and April 1, 2009. The size of the complete national sample was 1764…

The Tehran-Washington Talks Dilemma and Possible Scenarios

Introduction  Following three decades of mutual verbal attacks and threats to resort to violence, Tehran and Washington are reviving hope for diplomatic talks. This is not the first time that Tehran and Washington chose diplomacy since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, as the two resorted to talks during two international crises; the…