Jordan: U.S. Relations and Bilateral Issues
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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This report provides an overview of Jordanian politics and current issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations. It provides a brief overview of Jordans government and economy and of its cooperation in promoting Arab-Israeli peace and other U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. This report will be updated regularly. Several issues in U.S.-Jordanian relations are likely to figure in decisions by Congress and the Administration on future aid to and cooperation with Jordan. These include the stability of the Jordanian regime, democratic reform under way in Jordan, the role of Jordan in the Arab-Israeli peace process, Jordans concerns over the U.S.-led campaign against Iraq in 2003, and its relations with other regional states. Following the 911 attacks, Jordan issued bans on banking operations linked to terrorist activities and pursued individuals linked to Osama bin Ladens Al Qaeda organization.
- Government and Political Science