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Hassan A. Barari
By Hassan A. Barari - Feb 06,2018
It makes sense that King Abdullah is somehow gobsmacked by the fact that both the government and the parliament have not fully succeeded in doing their jobs in a responsible and responsive manner.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 22,2018
In remarks during his talks with King Abdullah, US Vice President Mike Pence said that his country “remains committed, if the parties agree, to a two-state solution". From a Jordanian perspective, this statement is far from being assuring.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 08,2018
Over the last decade, efforts to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have stalled. It goes without saying that the American administrations have contributed in the current impasse.
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 18,2017
Israelis, on the whole, flaunt that their country is the only oasis of democracy in the Middle East. While Israel is a democracy, it is far from being a liberal one. At best, it is an ethnic democracy, meaning democracy for the Jews.
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 27,2017
Unlike other countries, Israel under its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a clear objective and seems willing to achieve it: to prevent Iran’s entrenchment in Syria.Time and again, Israelis expressed their discontent with the developments in Syria after the defeat of Daesh.
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 13,2017
The sudden resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, and his mysterious sojourn in Saudi Arabia have taken almost all observers by surprise.Not long ago, Hariri was trying to even mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 30,2017
Explicit in many statements coming from various Israeli politicians is one theme: a military confrontation between Hizbollah and Israel is a matter of when, not if.Apparently, Israelis seek this confrontation as a preventive war in order to prevent Hizbollah from gaining a milita
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 16,2017
Implicit in the call for the implementation of the “Jordan option” is the failure of Israel’s leaders to transcend domestic constraints and overcome internal impediments to peace.The seeming collapse of the peace process has led many analysts to ponder what role Jordan can play i
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 02,2017
Jordan is going through a dire economic situation despite the obtained loans and grants.As King Abdullah said, the country has no option but to start looking inwards to address the chronic economic situation.Economists have long debated the untenable economic situation.
By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 18,2017
After its failure to exploit any loophole to circumvent the siege on Gaza, Hamas finally announced on Sunday that it was prepared to end its rule in the strip, hold general elections and start reconciliation talks with Fateh.After years of futile attempts to impose the winners-ta

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