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Can Jordan Dismantle the “Deep State” Moguls?

By Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh Today, Jordan’s government is facing backlash after a long period of corruption labeled a “deep state” system. Citizens are organizing demonstrations rejecting federal decisions to increase taxes and impose further strict rules on the people that would negatively affect their livelihood. Recently, some political figures …

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Russia-US rivalry, a new form of non-conventional war in Europe

By Shehab Al Makahleh There are three main circles of conflict that will form the strategic world map until the middle of the 21st century – the conflict over Eastern Europe, Middle East, and the Pacific Ocean with many dramatic developments that would change the balance of power …

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Will Jordan lay off deep state figures?

  Jordan is in the heart of a tectonic region that faces increased commotion and mayhem. Syrian conflict to the north, which resulted in the influx of more than one million Syrians to Jordan, seeking shelter and security, adding further burdens to its economic predicament and security issues. …

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Reasons behind US-EU rift over Iran nuclear deal

By Shehab Al Makahleh US President Donald Trump’s pullout declaration from the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran is tantamount to a declaration of war in the Middle East, which would lead to the change of the regime in Tehran. However, the EU-American rift over the deal would weaken …

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Disputes over Iraq and Syria: Strategies and ramifications

Shehab Al Makahleh Disputes in the Middle East cannot be resolved unilaterally. They can only be tackled collectively, through integrated regional and international cooperation. This applies to challenges such as the Palestinian cause, terrorism, Arab-Iranian conflict and other lesser predicaments. Some political observers believe that the Arab-Iranian dispute …

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