This chapter includes the following articles.
Home to many important biblical and pilgrimage sites, the past several years have seen significant changes in Jordan, with protests, constitutional reforms and most recently, elections held in early 2013 all reshaping the country’s political landscape. With a Parliament made up of Chamber of Deputies and Senate, the development of political parties is high on the agenda, with King Abdullah initiating a processes aimed at bring around constitutional reform. Jordan retains its close ties with the US, the EU and GCC neighbours. This chapter contains interviews with Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of Jordan; and Baroness Morris of Bolton, Head of UK Trade Envoy to Jordan, Kuwait and Palestine.