Air University Library Publications


December 1999


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Internet Resources

Country Information on Jordan.
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Provides a country profile, a government contacts list, private sector listings, import-export statistics with the U.S., articles about Jordan, and links to related sites.

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
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Official site with various articles and reports such as the Recommendations of the First National Economic Forum, the text of King Abdullah's inauguration speech, and other press releases. Also provides a list of the Cabinet and Parliament and links to the Jordan Information Bureau, Military Office, and Tourism Board.

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Article from the World Factbook with a map and information on the geography, people, government, economy, military and transnational issues.

Jordan: A Country Study.
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Library of Congress web site offers an extensive online report with information on the history, geography, population, social organization, economy, government, foreign relations, security issues, current military structure, etc. Also offers an internal search feature for the site.

Jordan (the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan).
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University of Texas at Austin's Middle East Network Information Center offers extensive links grouped by subject such as Arts and Culture, Business and Economy, Government and Politics, News and Current Events, etc.

** For additional Internet sites, refer to the regional sites listed at the beginning of this Middle East bibliography.


Braizat, Musa S. The Jordanian-Palestinian Relationship: The Bankruptcy of the Confederal Idea. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1998. 256 p.
Book call no.: 327.569505694 B814j

Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook 1999. Alexandria, VA, International Strategic Studies Association, 1999. 1760 p.
Jordan, pp 782-789.
Book call no.: R 355 D313 1999

Foreign Military Markets: Middle East & Africa. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1999. 1 vol. (DMS Market Intelligence Reports)
Jordan--August 1999 (25 page report with information on the economy, government, budget, military posture, force structure, arms market overview, etc).
Book call no.: R 338.476234 F7142

Ghadbian, Najib. Democratization and the Islamist Challenge in the Arab World. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1997. 171 p.
Jordon, a Case of Inclusion, pp 117-140.
Book call no.: 320.9174927 G411d

International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Military Balance 1999/2000. London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1999. 320 p.
Jordan, pp 136-137.
Book call no.: R 355 L847m 1999/2000

Jane's Sentinel: Eastern Mediterranean. Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 1999. 1 vol.
Jordan (30 page report that includes politics, international affairs, internal and external threats, defence spending, army, air force and navy summaries, economy, etc.).
Book call no.: R 956 J33 1999

The Jordan-Israel Peace Treaty 26 October 1994: What Is It?. Jordan, Jordan Media Group, 1994. 1 vol.
Book call no.: 341.0266 J82j

Lukacs, Yehuda. Israel, Jordan and the Peace Process. Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Press, 1997. 258 p.
Book call no.: 327.569405695 L954i

The Middle East and North Africa 1999. 45th ed. London, Europa, 1998. 1175 p.
Jordan (includes information on the economy, recent history, geography, etc.), pp 652-701.
Book call no.: R 915.6 M627 45th ed. 1999

The Middle East Peace Process: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Ilan Peleg. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 1998. 300 p.
Part V: Jordan and Peace, pp 161-198.
Book call no.: 327.569405695 M627

The Peace Process, Phase One: Past Accomplishments, Future Concerns, edited by Stephen C. Pelletiere. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College. Strategic Studies Institute, 1997. 93 p.
Jordan and the Peace Process, pp 1-20.
Book call no.: 320.9569 P355

Population, Poverty, and Politics in Middle East Cities, edited by Michael E. Bonine. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 1997. 361 p.
Ruptures in the Evolution of the Middle Eastern City: Amman, pp 46-63.
Book call no.: 307.76 P831

Russell, Malcolm B. The Middle East and South Asia 1999. 33rd ed. Harpers Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 1999. 257 p.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, pp 134-141.
Book call no.: R 915 C635m 33rd ed 1999

Schiffler, Manuel. The Economics of Groundwater Management in Arid Countries: Theory, International Experience, and a Case Study of Jordan. Portland, OR, Frank Cass, 1998. 394 p.
Book call no.: 333.9104 S333e

Spencer, William. Global Studies: The Middle East. 7th ed. Guilford, CT, Dushkin/McGraw-Hill , 1998. 244 p.
Jordan, pp 84-88.
Book call no.: R 956 G562g 7th ed. 1998

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook 1999. Washington, Central Intelligence Agency/Brassey's, 1999. 639 p.
Jordan, pp 244-246.
Book call no.: R 910 W927 1999

United States. Department of State. Congressional Presentation for Foreign Operations. Fiscal Year 2000. Washington, GPO, 1999. 1345 p.
Jordon (includes the overall U.S. objectives, strategy, etc), pp 550-553.
Book call no.: R 355.0320973 C749 2000

Vatikiotis, P. J. The Middle East: From the End of Empire to the End of the Cold War. New York, Routledge, 1997. 284 p.
Jordan's Regional Role in the 1990s, pp 65-76.
Book call no.: 956 V345m

Water, Peace and the Middle East: Negotiating Resources in the Jordan Basin, edited by John A. Allan. New York, St. Martin's, 1996. 250 p.
Water Management: A Jordanian Viewpoint, pp 59-74.
Peace and the Politics of Water in Jordan, pp 169-184.
Book call no.: 333.9100956 W324

Wolf, Aaron T. Hydropolitics Along the Jordan River: Scarce Water and Its Impact on the Arab-Israeli Conflict. New York, United Nations University Press, 1995. 272 p.
Book call no.: 333.9100956 W853h

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Doran, Michael P. Effects of Governmental Policies on Islamist Movements: A Comparative Case Study of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Algeria. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996. 122 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 D6931e


Arar, Nedal Hamdi. Cultural Responses to Water Shortage among Palestinians in Jordan: The Water Crisis and Its Impact on Child Health. Human Organization 57:284-291 Fall 1998.
Jordan is facing a serious problem with regard to its water supply.

Bodansky, Yossef. After King Hussein, What? Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 27, no.1:16+ 1999.

Bookmiller, Robert J. Approaching the Rubicon: Jordan and the Peace Process. SAIS Review 14:109-123 Summer-Fall 1994.

Brand, Laurie A. The Effects of the Peace Process on Political Liberalization in Jordan. Journal of Palestine Studies 28:52-67 Winter 1999.

Burnett, G. W. and others. The Situation of the Bedouin of Jordan's Karak Plateau. Journal of Third World Studies 16:121-131 Fall 1999.
Documents the ways inhabitants have exploited natural resources including location and access to local and long distance goods. Discusses the political ecology of the Bedouin.

Clinton, William J. Remarks Prior to Discussions with King Abdullah II of Jordan. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents 35:931-932 May 24, 1999.
Presents the text of a speech by Clinton on May 18, 1999 concerning the United States' relationship with Jordan.

Country Briefing: Jordan. Jane's Defence Weekly 27:16-19+ January 15, 1997.
Offers three articles: Walking a Tightrope with the Hashemites, U.S. Support Is Key to Forces Modernization, and Looking to an Arms Industry of Their Own.

Cunningham, Karla J. The Causes and Effects of Foreign Policy Decision Making: An Analysis of Jordanian Peace with Israel. World Affairs 160:192-201 Spring 1998.
Discusses the interaction between domestic political actors and events and Jordanian regional foreign policy. Includes factors influencing Jordanian foreign policy, the motivations for peace with Israel, etc.

Darwish, Adel. A Chip Off the Old Block. The Middle East No.289:20-21 April 1999.
Reviews the political changes and decrees made by King Abdullah in his first days as king.

Darwish, Adel. The End of an Epoch. The Middle East No.288:4-5 March 1999.
Examines the void left by the death of King Hussein and discusses the new king.

Darwish, Adel. Grasping the Nettle. The Middle East No.295:16-17 November 1999.
Discusses Jordan's move against Hamas and how it affects the situation with Israel.

Dougherty, Pam. Special Report: Jordan. MEED 41:9-14 May 30, 1997.

Foster, Charles. Jordan after King Hussein. Contemporary Review 274:169-172 April 1999.

Gorvett, Jon. Facing a Dilemma. The Middle East No.282:15-16 September 1998.
Reviews the strengthening relations between Jordan and Turkey.

Harknett, Richard J. and VanDenBerg, Jeffrey A. Alignment Theory and Interrelated Threats: Jordan and the Persian Gulf Crisis. Security Studies 6:112-153 Spring 1997.

Hubbard, Kim and others. A Man of Vision People Weekly 51:56-60 February 22, 1999.
Remembers King Hussein, his background and reign, details of his marriages and children, his succession decision, etc.

Hubbard, Kim and others. Painful Passage. People Weekly 51:54-57 March 1, 1999.
Profiles Queen Noor, how Jordanians have viewed Noor, her relationship with Hussein's children, etc.

Jordan. Military Technology 23, no.1:212-213 (World Defense Almanac 1998-1999) 1999.

Jordan's New King. Economist 350:43-44 February 13-19, 1999.
Discusses King Abdullah, the financial and moral support from Saudi Arabia, the United States, and United Arab Emirates, and how the political structure of Jordan may change.

Kamal, Sana. Jordan: Hamas Deal in Sight? Middle East International No.611:6-7 October 29, 1999.

Kamal, Sana. Jordan: The King Strikes Back. Middle East International No.592:4-5 January 29, 1999.
Discusses King Hussein's change in the succession from his brother to his eldest son and his reasons for it.

Katz, Samuel M. SOU (Special Operations Unit) 71: Jordan's Final Anti-Terrorist Option. Jane's Intelligence Review 10:10-15 December 1998.

Kennedy, Harold. U.S. Steps Up Aid Efforts for Key Middle-East Ally (Jordan). National Defense 83:8-9 April 1999.

Kiernan, Peter. Jordan: State in Transition. The Middle East No.282:29-31 September 1998.
Reviews the results of the economic and political transitions made in recent years.

Mac Leod, Scott. Dawn of a New Era. Time 153:32-33 February 15, 1999.
Also available at:,3266,19882,00.html

McKenna, Pat. Air Jordan: Slammin' and Jammin' over the No-Fly Zone. Airman 40:2-7 August 1996.
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Mufti, Malik. Elite Bargains and the Onset of Political Liberalization in Jordan. Comparative Political Studies 32:100-129 February 1999.

Najjar, Orayb Aref. The Ebb and Flow of the Liberalization of the Jordanian Press. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 75:127-142 Spring 1998.
Available at Air University Library only on Proquest CD-Rom #GPO98-08-06.

Omestad, Thomas and others. Here Come the Sons. U.S. News & World Report 126:41-42+ February 22, 1999.
Discusses the aging of many leaders in the Middle East, their potential successors and possible effects on the countries and region. Refers to Libya, Syria, and Jordan.

Pengelley, Rupert. Jordan Hones Its Regional Security Blade. Jane's International Defense Review 29:31-35 November 1996.
Examines the Royal Jordanian Special Forces.

Pryce-Jones, David. Heir Jordan. New Republic 220:17-18 March 1, 1999.
Analyzes the rule of King Hussein on his death including the nature of his reign, his family background, effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Six Day War.

Robinson, Glenn E. Can Islamists Be Democrats? The Case of Jordan. Middle East Journal 51:373-387 Summer 1997.

Robinson, Glenn E. Defensive Democratization in Jordan. International Journal of Middle East Studies 30:387-410 August 1998.

Ryan, Curtis R. Jordan and the Rise and Fall of the Arab Cooperation Council. Middle East Journal 52:386-401 Summer 1998.

Salpeter, Eliahu. Israel's Jordan Factor. New Leader 82:5-7 February 8-22, 1999.
Discusses the political implications for Israel of the death of King Hussein. Includes the relationship of the King with Israel and the possibility that Jordan's policy may change, etc.

Shahin, Mariam. Early Months Show Promise. The Middle East No.291:9-10 June 1999.
Reviews the actions of King Abdullah during his first months as leader.

Shahin, Mariam. The Man Who Would Be King. The Middle East No.282:11-12 September 1998.
Reviews succession issues concerning Jordan's next king.

Siddiqi, Moin A. Jordan: Financial Report. The Middle East No.293:27-29 September 1999.

Tal, Lawrence. Dealing with Radical Islam: The Case of Jordan. Survival 37:139-156 Autumn 1995.

Taylor, John E. and others. Military Assistance Program - Jordan. DISAM Journal 19:1-8 Summer 1997.

Thomas, Evan and Dickey, Christopher. Farewell to the King (Hussein). Newsweek 133:36-39 February 15, 1999.

Wurmser, David. Mythologizing King Hussein. Commentary 107:34-37 April 1999.
Reviews the year Hussein assumed the throne, his first challenge, his first mistake, and his role in the Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty.

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