Jordan Looks to GCC

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan wants to join the cartel.

In today’s multicultural world fate sometimes makes for strange bedfellows. Only in the present scenario will Turkey, which is a Muslim nation, opt to become a member of the European Union. And in the contemporary age, Australia, a western nation wants to join its Asian geographically-linked states. Similarly, the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) is a small group of oil-rich Arab Gulf states.

A recent applicant for membership was Jordan. Jordan has many of its white collared and skilled workers in the countries of the GCC. And there are two points of view: one that says that all this is smoke and mirrors. The other believes there will be solid benefits from this marriage. However, the deal is in its inception. It could take as long as a decade to reach completion.

The material benefits will of course come at the expense of certain risks. As the saying goes: “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”