12 April 2021
Differences over socioeconomic policies, governance, and last year’s normalisation of relations between Israel, the UAE, and three other Arab states, as well as leadership of the Muslim world, were laid glaringly bare by a security crackdown in Jordan. Reading the tea leaves, the perceived threats may be twofold if unrelated: Prince Hamzah Hussein’s association with powerful conservative tribes whose leaders have, over the last decade, demanded an end to corruption; and prominent figures with close ties to Saudi Arabia, wrote RSIS Senior Fellow Dr. James Dorsey wrote in an opinion piece.
…Dr. James M. Dorsey, a non-resident Senior Associate at the BESA Center, is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture.
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