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Policy Papers 39

Between Pragmatism and Ideology: The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, 1989-94

Sabah el-Said

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The Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing, the Islamic Action Front, represent the most powerful political movement in Jordan today. Their statements and actions over the past five years—in government and in opposition—offer insight into how the Islamists might conduct domestic and foreign affairs if they come to power.

To assess Islamist policies in Jordan, Washington Institute visiting fellow Sabah El-Said focuses on five core topics—government and domestic politics, foreign policy (including the Arab-Israeli peace process), economics, women, and minorities—and indicates the extent to which a possible Islamist government would compromise on these key issues..

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