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  • How Regional Dynamics Impact Domestic Politics: The Case of Fuel Subsidy Reform in Jordan
    by ACOR on May 30, 2024 at 6:50 pm

    by Molly Hickey Addressing the cost of fuel subsidies is one of the most politically challenging reforms a government can attempt. While subsidies pose a heavy burden on budgets and tend to accrue benefits toward the wealthy, they are quite popular with a large segment of the population, as they serve as a key supplement… Read more The post How Regional Dynamics Impact Domestic Politics: The Case of Fuel Subsidy Reform in Jordan appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • The Early Bronze Age IV Cultic Complex at Khirbat Iskandar
    by ACOR on April 14, 2024 at 5:34 pm

    by Suzanne Richard My ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which I undertook in spring 2024, focused on the preparation of an upcoming volume entitled Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and Its Environs, Vol. 2: Final Report on the Early Bronze IV Area B Settlements. The goal was to revise several chapters, one being a field report on one… Read more The post The Early Bronze Age IV Cultic Complex at Khirbat Iskandar appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Through the Cracks of Détente: The Superpowers, the Arab “Radicals,” and the Coming of the Second Cold War, 1977–1984
    by ACOR on February 20, 2024 at 10:32 am

    by Benjamin V. Allison In November 1980, the Arab League met in Amman, Jordan, for a summit aimed at promoting Arab unity, particularly against Israel and Egypt, which had concluded a peace treaty the previous year. But the summit rapidly fell apart, as members of the Steadfastness and Confrontation Front (جبهة الصمود والتّصدي) — Syria, Algeria,… Read more The post Through the Cracks of Détente: The Superpowers, the Arab “Radicals,” and the Coming of the Second Cold War, 1977–1984 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Dating Mamluk Manuscripts from Levantine Collections
    by ACOR on January 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    by Sarah Islam For Islamic intellectual and social historians, medieval manuscripts are indispensable primary sources for investigating what ideas and perspectives were being discussed in a given time period and region. Islamic manuscript repositories are often difficult to access and the manuscripts they contain even more difficult to read and assess, requiring the researcher to… Read more The post Dating Mamluk Manuscripts from Levantine Collections appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Decoding Late Neolithic Tools and Technology in the Black Desert of Jordan
    by ACOR on December 8, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    by Gary Rollefson In the 1920s pilots flying over the Harrat ash-Sham volcanic fields (also known as the Black Desert) were struck by a landscape that was “rugged and desolate” (Maitland 1927: 198), “like a dead fire — nothing but cold ashes” (Rees 1929: 389), whose “odious flat-topped slag heaps” instilled a “sinister foreboding” and… Read more The post Decoding Late Neolithic Tools and Technology in the Black Desert of Jordan appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

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