As President Trump meets with foreign leaders at the UN General Assembly this week, new poll data demonstrate that his agenda – combating jihadi terrorists, countering Iran, and broadening Arab-Israeli dialogue – has great popular appeal in at least one key Arab country: Jordan. A reliable survey conducted in Jordan last month shows that many Jordanian now hold unexpectedly moderate views on all these topics, and more, including Islamic reform, relations with the United States, and even cooperation with Israel. In this one society, at least, these findings are so striking that they turn conventional wisdom about “the Arab street” on its head.
Aras Fatah ,
and Khaled Sulaiman
Since the decision to hold a referendum on the future of Iraqi Kurdistan, there has been a fierce debate between those in favor of the decision and those against, among people of all backgrounds and positions. These debates are not without serious political intimidation against anyone who stands in opposition to the referendum.