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Book Review – ‘Lords of the Desert’ by James Barr

by Jim Muir
James Barr has produced a worthy successor to ‘A Line in the Sand’, his masterly study of collusion, rivalry and skulduggery as the British and French wrestled to carve up the Middle East to their own benefit in the early decades of the 20th century. Here he carries forward the story, showing how the Americans, far from […]

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    Three Years of the Jordan Compact: The (Gendered) Challenges of Providing Work Permits for Syrian Refugees

Three Years of the Jordan Compact: The (Gendered) Challenges of Providing Work Permits for Syrian Refugees

by Lewis Turner

The Jordan Compact was meant to be a “new paradigm” for a refugee response. In bringing together humanitarian and development approaches, it aimed to turn “the Syrian refugee crisis into a development opportunity” – to provide jobs for Syrian refugees in Jordan and to aid the development of the Jordanian economy, benefiting refugees and host communities alike. […]

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    Questioning Dominant Refugee Narratives and Research Methodologies

Questioning Dominant Refugee Narratives and Research Methodologies

by Yasmine Kherfi

This is the introduction to a series of memos presented as part of a conference organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 7–8 March 2019, titled ‘Between Institutional Resilience to the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Resilience of Syrian Refugees’.

The term ‘refugee crisis’ is often critiqued within the refugee discourse for being embedded within a larger crisis narrative in which […]

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    The Missing Masculinity in the Discourse of International Humanitarian Aid to Displaced Syrian Refugees

The Missing Masculinity in the Discourse of International Humanitarian Aid to Displaced Syrian Refugees

by Aitemad Muhanna-Matar

Since the early 1990s, the concept of masculinity has been given more attention by the international humanitarian community, in response to the increasing vulnerability and victimisation of men by war, militarised conflict and displacement in different parts of the world. Yet, the resulting marginalised and victimised masculinities caused by war and displacement are still presented in the […]

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    The Recent Protests in Jordan and the Way Forward: Renegotiating the Social Contract

The Recent Protests in Jordan and the Way Forward: Renegotiating the Social Contract

by Laith Al Ajlouni

After massive protests took the streets across Jordan, in Amman and other Jordanian cities traditionally friendly to the government and loyal to the royal palace, King Abdullah II accepted the resignation of the former Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki and replaced him with Omar Al Razzaz.

The recent protests that led Al Mulki to resign were the […]

July 16th, 2018|Jordan|1 Comment|

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