Jordan is a key Western ally, whether as part of the Middle East Peace Process, as a partner against Da’esh and in counter-terrorism, as a haven for refugees. Yet this role often leads partners, such as the EU, to overlook “Jordan-as-Jordan”. The Civil Society Dialogue Network (CSDN) discussion paper entitled ‘the EU and conflict prevention in Jordan’ argues that Jordan is a good example of an important but not urgent situation where conflict prevention – rather than crisis response – efforts could yield important results.
The paper identifies key drivers of conflict in the country, and considers how the EU has addressed these in its relationships with Jordan. It reflects on what the EU could do to contribute to preventing conflict in Jordan, and what broader lessons can be learnt for EU external action from the case of Jordan.
In this EPLO Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Laura Davis, a scholar and analyst based in the Middle East, as well as a Senior Associate at EPLO, will present the main findings of this research. She is the co-author of this discussion paper with Fatima Ayub, an analyst of Middle Eastern politics and European and American foreign policy.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.