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Inter-Arab Alliances Governance and International Relations in the Middle East Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers Florida International University, Miami Florida State University, Tallahassee New College of Florida, Sarasota University of Central Florida, Orlando University of Florida, Gainesville University of North Florida, Jacksonville University of South Florida, Tampa University of West Florida, Pensacola University Press of Florida Governance and International Relations in the Middle East Edited by Mohsen M. Milani, University of South Florida The University Press of Florida proudly announces a new, multidisciplinary series that explores the processes, structures, outcomes, and consequences of governance in the age of globalization in the Middle East. Governance is increasingly recognized as a critical element that simultaneously influences and is influenced by political, economic, social, religious, cultural, and global factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the nature and structural configuration of the state, leadership quality of the governing elites, role of non-governmental institutions and religion, the mass media, corruption, democratization, and foreign relations of the nation states. Inter-Arab Alliances: Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy, by Curtis R. Ryan (2009) Inter-Arab Alliances Regime Security and Jordanian Foreign Policy Curtis R. Ryan University Press of Florida Gainesville/Tallahassee/Tampa/Boca Raton Pensacola/Orlando/Miami/Jacksonville/Ft. Myers/Sarasota Copyright 2009 by Curtis R. Ryan Printed in the United States of America. This book is printed on Glatfelter Natures Book, a paper certified under the standards of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). It is a recycled stock that contains 30 percent post-consumer waste and is acid-free. All rights reserved 14 13 12 11 10 09 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ryan, Curtis R. Inter-Arab alliances : regime security and Jordanian foreign policy / Curtis R. Ryan. p. cm. — (Governance and international relations in the Middle East) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8130-3307-5 (alk. paper); ISBN 978-0-8130-3955-8 (e-book) 1. Internal security—Jordan. 2. Jordan—Politics and government—1999– 3. Jordan—Foreign relations—Arab countries. 4. Arab countries—Foreign relations—Jordan. I. Title. HV6295.J67R93 2008 327.5695017'4927—dc22 2008033574 The University Press of Florida is the scholarly publishing agency for the State University System of Florida, comprising Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University , Florida International University, Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, and University of West Florida. University Press of Florida 15 Northwest 15th Street Gainesville, FL 32611-2079 www.upf.com For Alison, Sean, and Eileen ...


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