Tag: military

Hassan Abu Hanieh, author and researcher on jihadist groups

Wake Up Call

One of the foremost experts on extremist groups in Jordan is worried we’re underestimating the true scale of the jihadist threat facing the country. By Dina Al Wakeel Few Jordanian analysts know more about extremist Islamist groups than Hassan Abu…

The berm

Venture Explains: The Berm

What is it?  Aid agencies say around 75,000 Syrian refugees have amassed in a buffer zone around the berm and are unable to pass into Jordan or receive adequate aid as the border was recently sealed off by the Jordanian…

SOFEX 2016

SOFEX 2016

Jordan’s defense know-how will likely take center stage at this month’s SOFEX special forces expo. Founded in 1996 by HM King Abdullah, the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference—otherwise known as SOFEX—has become a huge draw for the global defense…

Venture Explains: Drones

What are they? Also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), drones are aircraft without a human pilot on board. They can either fly autonomously or be operated by remote control. What are they used for? Militaries around the world have…

The Kingdom’s Shop

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   From and handicrafts, to armored cars and military figurines, Urdon Shop aims to champion a huge range of Jordanian-made products. By Jane Hosking It was three years in the making,…

Military Meals for Microwaves

A company best known for making military food rations recently began producing a line of ready meals that everyday Jordanians can pick up from their local supermarket. The Akleh range from the Arab Ready Meals (ARM), a Malaysian-Jordanian joint venture,…

Ignatius on ISIS

David Ignatius, the celebrated associate editor and columnist at the Washington Post, visited the Columbia Global Centers, Middle East in Amman last month to speak about US foreign policy and the crisis in the region. Ignatius has spent around 35…