Jordan’s King Abdullah, feeling the squeeze from within — and without
Rosalie Rubio is a Ph.D. candidate at George Washington University. My scholarship examines authoritarian politics, civil-military relations, terrorism and counterterrorism, and the implications of security policy on governance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She conducts policy-relevant research on counter-terrorism policymaking and enforcement, as well as on the dynamics of civil-military and state-society relations. Her research has been supported by the Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship (Jordan), the David L. Boren Fellowship (Jordan), the American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program, and the George Washington Institute of Middle East Studies. My work has been published in Jadaliyya, Political Violence at a Glance, and is forthcoming at Arab Law Quarterly. Rubio is also co-founder of the global online initiative, Jam3a: a Virtual MENA Workspace for Graduate Students & Early Career Scholars.