Qalat Ajloun, Jordan January 12th 2010 Originally built by Saladin circa 1184 AD to contain the growth of the Latin Kingdom in the north of the Jordan Valley, Qalat (Castle) Ajloun was later captured by the Mongols, the Mamluks and finally the Ottomans. ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » North » Jerash For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
Dr Michael de Percy FCILT is Senior Lecturer in Political Science in the Canberra School of Politics, Economics, and Society at the University of Canberra. He is a graduate of the Australian National University (PhD) and the Royal Military College Duntroon, and he is a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Michael maintains a blog on his research, teaching and community engagement activities at www.politicalscience.com.au and you can follow him on twitter @madepercy.... full info