US Aid Policy: The Impact of US Aid Policy on Democracy in Jordan and the Arab World
The objectives of the paper are to increase understanding about United States aid policies to Jordan and to other Arab countries and assess their impact on democratization and political reform during the last decade; examine US levels of aid funding to Jordan and to other/Arab countries during the last decade; conduct interviews with relevant policy-makers regarding future policy that will be followed for the allocation of US aid for the new ‘Greater Middle Initiative. Finally to increase our understanding of US future aid and policy regarding the methods that will be followed to spend the new US aid that allocated for the new ‘Greater Middle East initiative for democracy’.
Keywords: United States, Aid Policy, Jordan, Arab World, Democracy, Political Reform, MEPI
Prof. Abdelmahdi Alsoudi
Professor, Faculty of humanities and Social sciences, sociology Department, Jordan university