© 2002

Politics, the Military and National Security in Jordan, 1955–1967

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Part of the St Antony's Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 20-37
  3. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 38-53
  4. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 54-66
  5. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 67-86
  6. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 87-97
  7. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 98-108
  8. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 109-124
  9. Lawrence Tal
    Pages 125-130
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 131-181

About this book


Using new archival material, Lawrence Tal examines how Jordan remained stable during the volatile period between 1955 and 1967. Tal asserts that Jordan's security was due primarily to the cohesion of its National Security Establishment, a ruling coalition of security and foreign policy professionals that included the monarchy, the political elite and the military.


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About the authors

LAWRENCE TAL is currently working for a major international energy company. He completed his doctoral and masters degree in Middle East politics at the University of Oxford and was a lecturer in politics at Trinity College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs and the Times Literary Supplement.

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'...extremely useful to scholars of recent Middle East history...' - Ralph Hitchens, The Journal of Military History