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Jordan : conditions, issues and U.S. relations

Author: Kathleen Ryers
Publisher: New York : Nova Publishers, [2014]
Series: Politics and economics of the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite conflict on its borders, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan appears to remain a relatively stable and reliable partner for the United States in the Arab world. Jordan's strategic importance to the United States may be increasing given the ongoing civil war in Syria, fighting in western and central Iraq, uncertainty over the trajectory of Palestinian and Egyptian politics, and ongoing global counterterrorism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Ryers
ISBN: 9781633218451 1633218457
OCLC Number: 890803155
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps.
Contents: JORDAN: CONDITIONS, ISSUES AND U.S. RELATIONS; JORDAN: CONDITIONS, ISSUES AND U.S. RELATIONS; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: JORDAN: BACKGROUND AND U.S. RELATIONS; SUMMARY; OVERVIEW; FOREIGN RELATIONS; COUNTRY BACKGROUND; U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO JORDAN; U.S.-JORDANIAN TRADE; Chapter 2: JORDAN 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; SECTION 1. RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE PERSON, INCLUDING FREEDOM FROM; SECTION 2. RESPECT FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES, INCLUDING. SECTION 3. RESPECT FOR POLITICAL RIGHTS: THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO CHANGE THEIR GOVERNMENTSECTION 4. CORRUPTION AND LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT; SECTION 5. GOVERNMENTAL ATTITUDE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL AND NONGOVERNMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS; SECTION 6. DISCRIMINATION, SOCIETAL ABUSES, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS; SECTION 7. WORKER RIGHTS; Chapter 3: JORDAN 2012 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; Chapter 4: 2014 INVESTMENT CLIMATE STATEMENT JORDAN; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; 1. OPENNESS TO, AND RESTRICTIONS UPON, FOREIGN INVESTMENT. 2. conversion and transfer policies3. expropriation and compensation; 4. dispute settlement; 5. performance requirements and incentives; 6. right to private ownership and establishment; 7. protection of property rights; 8. transparency of the regulatory system; 9. efficient capital markets and portfolio investment; 10. competition from state-owned enterprises (soes); 11. corporate social responsibility; 12. political violence; 13. corruption; 14. bilateral investment agreements; 15. opic and other investment insurance programs; 16. labor; 17. foreign trade zones/free ports. 18. foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment statistics19. contact point at post for public inquiries; index.
Series Title: Politics and economics of the Middle East.
Responsibility: Kathleen Ryers, editor.

Abstract:

Despite conflict on its borders, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan appears to remain a relatively stable and reliable partner for the United States in the Arab world. Jordan's strategic importance to the United States may be increasing given the ongoing civil war in Syria, fighting in western and central Iraq, uncertainty over the trajectory of Palestinian and Egyptian politics, and ongoing global counterterrorism operations. In each of these arenas, U.S.-Jordanian military, intelligence, and diplomatic cooperation seeks to empower political moderates, reduce sectarian conflict, and eliminate te.

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