Israel, Jordan relations warm up, but not thanks to Netanyahu

Israeli press reveals that Defense Minister Benny Gantz had met in secret recently in Jordan with Jordanian King Abdullah II.

Rina Bassist | | Mar 1, 2021
al-monitor A car drives past a road sign indicating the Allenby Bridge crossing point to Jordan (background), in the city of Jericho, West Bank, Jan. 28, 2021. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images.

In letter, king points to reduced intelligence agency role in Jordan's public life

A letter sent by King Abdullah II to the head of the powerful General Intelligence Directorate Gen. Ahmad Husni on Feb. 17 is keeping the kingdom's political class guessing over what the letter really means.

Osama Al Sharif | | Feb 26, 2021

Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo, UN report alleges

The Blackwater founder and associates sought to buy helicopter gunships from Jordan to aid Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter's assault on Tripoli, investigators believe.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021

King’s call to revisit political reforms triggers cautious optimism in Jordan

In an interview, King Abdullah focused on the need to launch political and administrative reforms that include reviewing laws that govern elections and political parties, in a move that coincides with the start of the Biden administration.

Osama Al Sharif | Institution building | Feb 10, 2021

Campaign trash makes statement on waste, politics in Amman exhibit

Local and international artists and environmental activists created an exhibition of art made primarily of discarded placards from Jordan’s parliamentary elections last year to address political apathy and the growing environmental crisis facing the kingdom.

Lyse Mauvais | | Jan 31, 2021