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By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 05,2018
For more than a decade, successive Israeli governments have kept blockading Gaza hoping this would trigger a civil revolt against Hamas. Even the American administrations have subscribed to this idea.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 29,2018
Perhaps, the best way of looking at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprise visit to Oman is that it creates a crack in the Arab wall of rejecting to meet Israelis in public.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 22,2018
This week marks the 24th anniversary of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel. Needless to say, the feeling of disillusion on the part of Jordanians is beyond description. It is hardly possible to find a Jordanian who would see the peace treaty as a tangible achievement.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 15,2018
It is hard to avoid the realisation that many among the supporters of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz are in denial. There is no sign that the public has grown more enthusiastic about his government.  Perhaps, we need to subordinate reason to reasonable.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 08,2018
The last thing Prime Minister Omar Razzaz needs is an unconvincing Cabinet reshuffle. While observers defend him personally, a few, if any, can defend his selection of the current Cabinet members. Some even excuse the premier of not being able to bring the team he wanted.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 01,2018
The United States has been working meticulously to create a new security alliance comprised of the six Gulf Arab states, plus Jordan and Egypt. The new Arab NATO is expected to be formally announced during the next Gulf Summit in Washington to be held in about two weeks.
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.



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