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By Hassan A. Barari - Jun 05,2018
Protesting against International Monetary Fund-backed austerity measures and the new proposed income tax, Jordanians took to the street in cities across Jordan. Negotiations between the government and the unions have reached a dead-end.
By Hassan A. Barari - May 21,2018
Leaders of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states attended on Friday an extraordinary summit in Istanbul to show solidarity with the Palestinians and to condemn the provocative relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem.
By Hassan A. Barari - May 08,2018
The conference on “post-Islamism” organised by Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Centre for Strategic Studies last week did enrich our understanding on the changing dynamics of political Islam in general.
By Hassan A. Barari - Apr 23,2018
It is not clear how killing a Palestinian child by an Israeli sniper would help Israel in its desperate attempt to put an end to the Palestinian non-violent demonstrations near boarder fence! Evidently, the ongoing siege on Gaza is not about protecting Israel’s border.
By Hassan A. Barari - Apr 09,2018
The state-run Syrian news agency said that the Syrian air defences shot down eight missiles fired by the United States at an airbase near Hums. Other missiles have reached their target though.
By Hassan A. Barari - Mar 26,2018
John Bolton’s arrival in April as the new national security adviser sets off alarm bells among observers. His hawkish views could help set the stage for yet another bloody war for the United States in the Middle East.
By Hassan A. Barari - Mar 12,2018
All signs indicate that the trust gap between the government and citizens is widening. A quick look at what has recently been writing on social media reveals a grim reality. On the whole, Jordanians do not trust their government.
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.



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