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By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 17,2018
I had a constructive discussion with a friend of mine over political issues in Jordan. The question of how to fix politics in Jordan was the main theme for an evening-long discussion. We agreed that Jordanians are not happy.
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 03,2018
Challenges facing Prime Minister Omar Razzaz abound. Obviously, he is an ambitious man bent on reforming the economy. His idea that the society should move to a productive one is the key for proper and lasting reform. In fact, he is not the one who came up with this idea.
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 26,2018
Amid the talks about the “deal of the century”, Faisal Al Fayez, president of the Jordanian Senate, said that Jordan would accept what the Palestinians accept.
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 19,2018
Long-time observers of Jordan notice that while the country is successful in conducting its foreign policy, it has yet to match that success in domestic politics. That Jordan has managed to survive in a volatile regional environment is a major feat.
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 06,2018
The efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah in promoting a universal culture of tolerance and coexistence among various faiths are internationally acknowledged.
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.



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