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Dancing with Saddam: The Strategic Tango of Jordanian-Iraqi Relations

David Schenker

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August 2003


Jordan has long served as a pivot between moderate pro-Western and radical anti-American states in the Middle East. In the wake of "regime change" in Iraq, the economic, social, and political effects on Jordan will be pervasive. David Schenker, an expert in Middle Eastern politics, explores the complex nature of Jordanian-Iraqi relations and the extent to which deep historical, ethnic, economic, and political ties between the two states could provide the key to Iraq's rehabilitation. Presenting key recommendations for U.S. policy, this book is essential reading for scholars of international relations and U.S. policymakers alike.