Curtis Ryan is associate professor of political science at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Articles by this Author
|Reform Retreats Amid Jordan's Political Storms||
|Betwewen Iraq and a Hard Place||
|"We Are All Jordan"...But Who Is We?||
|The New Arab Cold War and the Struggle for Syria||
In his classic study, The Arab Cold War, Malcolm Kerr charted the machinations of inter-Arab politics during an era dominated by Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel Nasser. In another renowned work, The Struggle for Syria,...
|Football Matters in Jordan||
Celebrations rocked Gaza and the West Bank when Muhammad ‘Assaf, who grew up in the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza,...
|Jordan, Morocco and an Expanded GCC||
A recent report suggests that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) may be looking to expand…again. The report says that, during a March summit, the...
|A New Diplomatic Rift Between Jordan and Syria||
On May 26, Syria’s ambassador to Jordan, Bahjat Sulayman, received a terse letter from the Jordanian government informing him that he had been declared persona non grata and...
|Refugee Need and Resilience in Zaatari||
Not surprisingly, a visit to the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan is mainly a depressing experience. Yet there are elements of inspiration here as well.
|Still Between Iraq and a Hard Place||
The old joke about Jordan’s political geography -- that the country sits “between Iraq and a hard place” -- seems morbidly, and not at all amusingly,...
|One Society of Muslim Brothers in Jordan or Two?||
Jordan’s government this week approved an application to make the Society of Muslim Brothers a licensed, local charity, paving the way for a break between the Jordanian branch of the Brothers and the regional organization based in Egypt....
|Yemen Is Starving, and We're Partly to Blame (July 1, 2015)|
|The Lessons Algeria Can Teach Today's Middle East (April 22, 2015)|
|Crushing Repression of Eritrea's Citizens Is Driving Them Into Migrant Boats (April 20, 2015)|