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Category Archives: Jordan

February 10, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘The Rise and Fall of the Arab State: Ramifications for Israel and the Region’

Chair: Louise Ellman MP
Host: Davis Lewin, Deputy Director of The Henry Jackson Society
Speaker: Professor Asher Susser, Director for External Affairs and the Stanley and Ilene Gold Senior Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.
10th …

Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen
December 16, 2015

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
To attend please RSVP to:    
As …

Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
May 29, 2015

The Middle East’s Future Looks a Lot Like Iraq

Originally published in Real Clear World
Today’s Middle East is arguably more volatile and more dangerous than it has been for centuries. The rise of Islamic State and the prospect of a nuclear Iran each represent an unprecedented threat to global …

Posted in Jordan, Middle East, Middle East, Opinion Editorial
February 9, 2015

Davis Lewin joins Al Jazeera for a debate on the strength of Islamic State

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Jordan, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Uncategorized
February 5, 2015

Davis Lewin joins BBC Radio Ulster to discuss the burning of the Jordanian pilot

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, ISIS, Jordan, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security

Stoppt die Welt jetzt endlich die ISIS-Bestien?

Originally published in Bild
Jordanien reagierte sofort auf die Tötung des Piloten, die auf Video aufgenommen wurde – und ließ gestern zwei Islamisten hinrichten. Unter ihnen die Frau, die ISIS im Austausch gegen Moath freipressen wollte

Terrorexperten wie Davis Lewin (Henry Jackson …

Posted in Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Jordan, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
February 4, 2015

Robin Simcox analyses Jordan’s role in coalition on 5 News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Extremism, ISIS, Jordan, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
February 3, 2015

Robin Simcox on Radio 5 Live discussing the ISIS killing of a Jordanian Pilot

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Extremism, ISIS, Jordan, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security
February 15, 2013

Event Summary: ‘Jordan and the Arab Spring: A Resilient Regime?’ with Dr. Tariq Tell

This is a summary of an event with Dr Tariq Tell,  Political Economist at the Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, American University in Beirut, on 23 January 2013; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not …

Posted in Jordan, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight
October 25, 2012

“Will the Hashemite Monarchy Survive the Arab Spring?”

It was only a matter of time before the Arab Spring would come to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Protests in Amman, among other Jordanian cities calling for political reform, which started in March 2011, have grown in size, …

Posted in Jordan, Report, Spotlight
June 13, 2012

On Both Sides Now

Executive Summary
•   Important legislative elections expected this year in Jordan and in the Palestinian Territories are likely to increase the power and influence of Hamas and the Jordanian Islamic Action Front (IAF).
•   In the longer term, the growing influence …

Posted in Briefing, Jordan, Palestine, Spotlight
April 27, 2012

Audio: Qatada and Britain’s Battle with the Euro-Rights Court

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Posted in Event Audio, Human Rights, Jordan, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
April 20, 2012

The Qatada Farce

Abu Qatada has described himself as “a simple teacher of Islam” with “a big mouth and a big belly.” A Spanish judge called him Osama bin Laden’s “right-hand man in Europe.” To the British government, he is now simply a …

Posted in Jordan, Middle East, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
January 18, 2012

Ignore European Court and Deport Abu Qatada Now

If anybody remained under the impression that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) cared about Britain’s security then yesterday’s events must finally have persuaded them otherwise.

The ECHR ruled that Al Qaeda associate Islamist cleric Abu Qatada could not be …

Posted in Islamism, Jordan, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
May 23, 2011

A New Gulf (non-Gulf) Co-operation Council?

While the world has been ‘buzzing’ over President Obama this past month, a very interesting development is taking place in the Middle East.
The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) announced on 10 May 2011 that Moroccan and Jordanian membership is being considered.
The GCC is …

Posted in Economy, Jordan, Middle East, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop