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Hassan A. Barari
By Hassan A. Barari - May 13,2019
US President Donald Trump is considering labelling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. While it is not clear yet as why he is doing so, a step like this would certainly trigger another unnecessary spiral of anti-American sentiments in the Middle East.
By Hassan A. Barari - Apr 29,2019
Not a while ago, I had the chance to talk to a 95-year old man with a vivid memory of the unfolding events since the independence of Jordan.
By Hassan A. Barari - Apr 22,2019
A close look at what Jordanians post on social medial reveals that they are not satisfied with the continuation of Jordan’s decision to lower the diplomatic representation with Qatar.
By Hassan A. Barari - Apr 15,2019
Anyone following the unfolding events in Sudan and north Africa will realise that the autocratic status quo is untenable.
By Hassan A. Barari - Mar 25,2019
The trilateral summit in Cairo that included Egypt, Jordan and Iraq represents a new opportunity for Jordan to advance trade, economic and investment cooperation in the region.
By Hassan A. Barari - Mar 11,2019
Just a few years after the end of Jordan’s spring, it seems that the country is once again polarised between two competing visions for how to get the country off the hook.The top-down approach argues that for Jordan to navigate through the uncertainties of the region, reforms are
By Hassan A. Barari - Mar 04,2019
Optimism in the prime minister and his team has hit a new low. Documents leaked show that the government has appointed new employees with inflated salaries.
By Hassan A. Barari - Feb 25,2019
On the whole, self-proclaimed liberals in Jordan support peace with Israel with gusto. Some of them try to push Jordan to be susceptible to Israel’s agenda with regard to the settlement of refugees in Jordan.
By Hassan A. Barari - Feb 11,2019
Thus far, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz’s government has not measured up to the people’s expectations. Polls show how the level of optimism in this government has fallen by 30 points in the first 100 days since Razzaz formed his government.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 28,2019
Unsurprisingly, the only way to fix politics in Arab countries is through genuine democratic transition.



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