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Effects of External Factors on the Greater Arab Free Trade  Zone from 1997-2005

Fatma Ahmed Althani Fatma Althani has presented her desertion with the focus on Arab Free Zone during the period of 1997-2005, which she defended at the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences (University of Tripoli). Fatma provided Geostrategic Media with an abstract of her paper and we publish it upon her approval. Abstract  The …

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The changing shape of war and conflict strategies

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh There can be no talk of new transformations at the level of the world order and the international policy structure without referring to tools of power and conflict. When a human civilisation reaches the climax and starts declining, this structure leads to chaos and …

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Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to Jordan to talk Middle East peace amid the Syrian crisis

Kat Tenbarge Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan House delegation to Jordan on Saturday to meet with a group of officials that included King Abdullah II and other top officials. In a statement, Pelosi said the meeting involved a “constructive dialogue on regional stability, counterterrorism, security cooperation, Middle …

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Muslim Brotherhood relationship with Jordanian regime

By Shehab Al Makahleh The most prominent historical epochs the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of Jordan has undergone since its establishment in 1945 had been when the then then Jordanian King Abdullah I welcome the movement. On the inauguration ceremony of the Muslim Brotherhood of Jordan, the then king …

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War on terror: war of ideologies

The war on terror entered a new phase with the emergence of a new generation of jihadist groups and a change in tactics and tools to carry out terrorist attacks. Since 2015, large-scale reviews of counterterrorism strategies have been conducted, particularly in the United States and Western European …

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Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game

Judy Twigg The current conversation about Russia sanctions centers around targeting and scope. Are we punishing the people whose behavior we most want to change? Is there pain, well inflicted, on those individuals responsible for creating chaos in Ukraine and Crimea, for reckless attacks on Sergei Skripal and …

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Jordan to face numerous security challenges

Terrorism is a security and political challenge that Jordan will face in the next decade. The country has been a target for terrorist groups (Daesh and al-Qaeda) for many reasons due to Jordan’s proximity to Iraq and Syria, which have been suffering from terrorism for many years. As …

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Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

James M. Dorsey When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, …

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The Turkey-US Crisis

The refusal of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive visiting US National Security Advisor John Bolton — who left for home with his head bowed in humiliation — raises many questions about the unexpected crisis that has erupted in American-Turkish relations. How serious is it? What steps …

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