Al-Madfai, Madiha Rashid. Jordan, the United States and the Middle East Peace Process, 1974-1991. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

On July 31, 1988, King Hussein of Jordan renounced all administrative and legal ties with the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the River Jordan. This book presents for the first time, a comprehensive analysis of the events culminating in the Jordanian decision to break off ties with the West Bank. The author focuses on Jordan’s role in the US’s peacemaking efforts during the Carter, Reagan and Bush administrations and examines their objections, the policies passed and their short and long term consequences. The author also explores the collaboration and discord between the United States and Israel and assesses the effects this relationship had on stability in the Middle East.

This book is based on substantial original sources including material from the archives of His Royal Highness Crown Prince El Hassan, and interviews with key Jordanian and American decision-makers. It makes a major contribution to our understanding of international politics and the Middle East.