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Profile: Jordan’s Prince Zeid bin Raad al-Hussein

He has been outspoken about the wave of fascism and religious radicalism around the world. He accused US President Donald Trump of breaking taboos by suggesting bringing back torture, and warned world powers against undermining civil liberties in the fight against terrorism. He criticized Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for extrajudicial killings, and British Prime Minister Theresa May’s threat to change human right laws if they got in the way of the war on terror.

Will New Appointments Solve Jordan’s Security Woes?

Jordan is a leading member of the United States-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in neighbouring Iraq and Syria. The Jordanian army has been tasked with protecting the kingdom from cross-border attacks and infiltration attempts. Yet despite widening a crackdown on ISIS sympathizers at home, it has struggled to cope. On 21 June 2016, six Jordanian soldiers were killed and 14 were wounded after a car bomb exploded in al-Rukban, near the country’s border with Syria.

Parliamentary Elections in Jordan See Return of Islamists, Unseat Heavyweights

On 20 September 2016, the Jordanian voted to elect their representatives in the 18th parliament, but the results revealed some surprises. Several heavyweights who had been fixtures on Jordan’s political scene for decades were unable to keep their seats. The vote also brought back the Islamic Action Front (IAF), which gained ten seats in the 130-seat House and helped five of their allies, including non-Islamists, to make it into the lower chamber.

Muslim Brotherhood: Once Jordan’s Most Organised Party, Now Three Groups at Daggers Drawn

Divisions between its key leaders over the past two years have turned Muslim Brotherhood party from the strongest political party in the Kingdom into three divided groups that distrust each other.
Banning the movement in Egypt and the labeling of it as a terror group in some Gulf Arab countries and the deterioration in its popularity should have encouraged leaders of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood to separate itself from the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. Divisions and disputes in the Islamist movement weakened it, leaving it Jordan’s strongest opposition force no more.