Shehab al-Makahleh

Shehab al-Makahleh

Shehab al-Makahleh (@ShehabMakahleh) is a senior advisor at Gulf State Analytics with experience as a political advisor in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.
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Why did Jordan’s King Abdullah II meet with the Islah Bloc?

April 29, 2019
The “Deal of the Century” puts the most pressure on Jordan and in turn this phenomenon is changing the Islamist space in the country which is also impacts Amman’s outlook towards Turkey and Qatar.
Jordan Silent Brother in Gulf Politics

Jordan: Silent Brother in Gulf Politics

April 13, 2019
For many years, Amman’s close alliance with Washington has heavily concealed many of the Hashemite Kingdom’s internal problems. Yet against the backdrop of declining U.S. influence in the Middle East as the world grows increasingly multipolar and the leadership in Amman finds Trump’s foreign policy too incohesive, aggressively pro-Israel, and transactional, Jordan is beginning to view its foreign policy strategies differently.