Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

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Jordan's Electoral Environment and Prospects for Change

Danya Greenfield

January 2013

Atlantic Council


The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is pleased to release a new issue brief, "Jordan's Electoral Environment and Prospects for Change." Deputy director Danya Greenfield evaluates the current political climate in Jordan ahead of parliamentary elections on January 23rd, and offers insight as to why elections will not ameliorate the growing political and economic frustration among its citizens. Greenfield also offers recommendations for Jordan and the United States to usher the country through turbulent times to a more stable and democratic future.