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Thesis Tittle: The Impact of American foreign aid on Jordanian domestic and foreign policy-making from 2000-2014

I am a PhD candidate at Nottingham Trent University, also awarded the Master’s degree (Hons) in International Relations and Politics with Commendation from Nottingham Trent University, after having undertaken a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Jordan.

My current research focuses on foreign aid and policy-making, investigating the degree to which Jordan is economically and politically dependent on foreign aid, and in particular on U.S. aid. This research examines the impact that this dependence has on the formation and evolution of Jordanian domestic and foreign policy-making. The research also seeks to establish a link between foreign aid, Jordanian development and Jordanian policy-making, and how the country’s policies have been affected by the changes in the flow of U.S. aid.

Furthermore, this project analyses the measures taken by the Jordanian government to lessen the impact of U.S. aid on Jordanian decision-making processes. There is a distinct lack of existing analysis of the relationship between aid assistance and policy-making with regards to Jordan. In light of this gap in the existing academic literature this research project constitutes the first in-depth and comprehensive study of the relationship between U.S. aid and Jordanian domestic and foreign policy-making.

Director of Studies

Dr Imad El-Anis

Research Group / Centres and Projects

Middle East and North Africa Research Cluster

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