Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü provided details concerning her book on Foreign Policy Structure of Kingdom of Jordan at the Middle East Panel

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü provided details concerning her book on Foreign Policy Structure of Kingdom of Jordan at the Middle East Panel

Head of Department of Political Sciences of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Near East University Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, attended the Middle East: Countries and Foreign Policies Panel held at Ankara Bilkent University and made a presentation on a section f her book which she had been working on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü made a presentation on her book, which Vice Rector of Middle East Technical University Prof. Dr. Meliha Benli Altunışık is compiling, at the “Middle East: Countries and Foreign Policies” Panel that brought Middle East Technical University graduates together. Furthermore, it was expressed that the panel was held at Bilkent University and that Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü shared a section of her book based on her work on the structure of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon; internal, regional and global factors affecting the structure. Moreover, alongside Jordon, examples on studies on Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia and Israel were also discussed.

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon is an exceptional example…
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, stated that once examining the national and identity construction processes of the region which comprises a considerable number of Palestinians, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon was an exceptional example since it was one of the parties to take part in the Arab-Israel issues.

In addition to the above, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Köprülü emphasised that the geographically and historically, the position of Jordon lands, between the lands of Israel and the Arab world made it significant for the western actors. Moreover, Jordan was directly affected by regional developments as a result of social diversity and political vulnerability. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Köprülü stated that for this reason, the country’s most fundamental foreign policy goal was shaped to maintain national security and regional stability.

What is more, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Köprülü stressed that one of the most important external problems facing the Kingdom of Jordan in recent years is that there are refugees forced to emigrate from Syria along with the regional power imbalance and political uncertainty caused by the internal conflict in Syria after the Arab uprisings.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü: “After the Arab Spring, in order to evaluate the processes of political change in the Middle East, there was a need to develop a new systematic perspective by going beyond the mainstream approaches of democratization and authoritarian flexibility.”