IJCH 2016 Vol.2(1): 35-39 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2016.2.1.033

Jordan on the Brink

Islam Hassan, Farah Al Qawasmi, and Zarqa Parvez
Abstract—The Jordanian state is believed to be on the brink of failure. Many structural tensions has been escalating over the years; thus, weakening the state, making it more vulnerable, and pushing it closer towards the breakout of a crisis. The purpose of this essay is to examine early warning conflict signs present in Jordan. The paper alerts that the escalation of tensions in Jordan leaves it standing on its final threshold before the outbreak of a conflict. This paper aims to encourage policy makers in Jordan to try finding solutions and policies to contain these tensions and prevent the expected eruption of a crisis.

Index Terms—Structural tension, signs of early warning, failing state, state inefficiency.

Islam Hassan and Farah Al Qawasmi are with Qatar University. P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar (e-mail: ikh2@georgetown.edu, Farah.qawasmi@gmail.com).
Zarqa Parvez is with University of London, School of African and Oriental Studies, Qatar (e-mail: zarqap3@gmail.com).

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Cite: Islam Hassan, Farah Al Qawasmi, and Zarqa Parvez, "Jordan on the Brink," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 35-39, 2016.

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