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By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 24,2018
In his most recent TV interviews, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz pledged that Jordan will have a parliamentarian government in two years to come. His message came amid his attempts to pass the controversial income tax law.
By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 17,2018
The new proposed income tax law in Jordan is taking some knocks. The number of those pouncing on it is on the rise.
By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 10,2018
The notion of a “deep state” is hardly a new one. During the Arab Spring, for instance, many argued that the deep state was behind the lack of reform.
By Hassan A. Barari - Aug 27,2018
Not a while ago, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz set sixteen goals for his government to achieve in the first hundred days. Observers were quick to point out that Razzaz was different form his predecessors.
By Hassan A. Barari - Aug 18,2018
Amid the geopolitical changes in a region beset by a combination of uncertainty and instability, His Majesty King Abdullah is fully aware of the challenges facing Jordan.
By Hassan A. Barari - Aug 13,2018
The terrorist attack in the city of Salt, northwest of Amman, should surprise no one.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jul 23,2018
Hashtags about a fresh corruption case in Jordan have become much of a trend on social media over the last few days. For many, this new cigarette-related corruption case is a tough test for the new government.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jul 10,2018
The new government of Omar Razzaz has already started reaching out to members of the Parliament in a bid to secure their confidence.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jun 25,2018
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in Turkey’s presidential elections.
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.

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