The U.S. Foreign Policy and Jordan: The George H. W. Bush Presidency 1989-1993
Atallah S. Al Sarhan

Drawing on a substantial political science literature, this paper explores the United States’ foreign policy toward Jordan and describes the dramatic policy shift that occurred in the years of George H. W. Bush’s presidency (1989-1993) in response to the Iraqi-Kuwaiti crisis. The analysis of the events of the time reveal that as a result of various interrelated political actions, the relationship between the two nations was changed. Although temporarily disrupted, as a result of the peace process, the two nations were ultimately re-established as supportive, and Jordan played a key role in the Madrid conference for peace in the Middle East.

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