Archive for the ‘Jordan’ Category

Coral Bridge: New Submarine Cable To Connect Egypt and Jordan

Via Arab News, a report on a new Egypt-Jordan submarine cable to power AI and data centers demands Artificial intelligence applications and data center demands are poised for a boost, thanks to a new submarine cable connecting Egypt and Jordan.  In the first collaboration of this kind in 25 years, the Coral Bridge submarine cable […]

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The Potential of Palestinian Gas and the Role of Regional Powers: From Promise to Action

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on the Gaza marine gas field: Recent progress on the Gaza marine gas field’s development is positive news and highlights the potential for mutually beneficial agreements in the East Mediterranean. The preliminary approval by Israel of the Palestinian field’s development and exploitation is outcome of mediation efforts exerted by Egypt […]

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Power Play? A Troubled New Power Plant Leaves Jordan in Debt to China

Via AP News, an article on a troubled new power plant which has left Jordan in debt to China, raising concerns over Beijing’s influence: Jordan’s Attarat power plant was envisioned as a landmark project promising to provide the desert kingdom with a major source of energy while solidifying its relations with China. But weeks after […]

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How Partnering With Jordan Can Help Revitalize The U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Via Forbes, commentary on how partnering with Jordan can help revitalize the U.S. semiconductor industry: Texas is the leading exporter of semiconductors in the U.S. and is in the best position to revitalize domestic semiconductor manufacturing, research, and design. But we can’t do it alone, and the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 acknowledges that. […]

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‘Mexico of the Middle East’: Can Jordan Become A Nearshoring Hub?

Via Middle East Eye, an article on Jordan’s potential as a nearshoring hub: A dusty 40-minute drive southeast of Amman brings you to a patch of desert where a sprawling complex of blue buildings sit. Inside, robots gyrate as they weld together steel frames and “fibre lasers” cut designs into sheet metal. “We must be […]

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Saudi Wealth Fund Plans to Invest $24 Billion in Regional States

Via Bloomberg, a report on Saudi plans to invest in MENA countries: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest $24 billion in Middle Eastern and North African countries as the oil-rich kingdom seeks to bolster regional economies. The Public Investment Fund plans to set up companies to invest in Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Iraq and Sudan, according to […]

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