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By Walid M. Sadi - Nov 11,2017
Now that we know that the “new Amman” will be located east of Amman and Zarka, the anxiety about the whole idea has lessened.This would put the city in the proximity of the controversial site of the projected first nuclear plant if it, too, will ever see the light of day.This str
By Walid M. Sadi - Nov 04,2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu chose to “celebrate” in London, on November 2, the centenary of the infamous “Balfour Declaration”, made in 1917 by the British government, which viewed with favour the establishment of a “nati
By Walid M. Sadi - Oct 28,2017
In an effort to reestablish bridges between Baghdad and Erbil, after the September 25 referendum in which some 90 per cent of the Kurdish population voted for separation of the Kurdish area, Iraq regained all territories in the north it had lost first to Daesh and then to the Kur
By Walid M. Sadi - Oct 21,2017
Judging by the recent events and developments on the Iraqi Kurdish front, it appears that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), under the leadership of Massoud Barzani, may have bit more than it could chew after having lost the prize city of Kirkuk to the fast-advancing I
By Walid M. Sadi - Oct 14,2017
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont promised his people to declare independence for Catalonia last Tuesday, but faced with much internal and external pressures, he finally took a middle course: proclaimed independence before his regional parliament but stopped short of calli
By Walid M. Sadi - Oct 07,2017
There is more to the recent decision in Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive a car than meets the eye.The bold step is no doubt a forerunner of other sweeping reforms that Riyadh is bound to take in favour of women’s rights.Even though the decision to permit women to drive a
By Walid M. Sadi - Sep 30,2017
The Kurdish referendum now is over, what remains to be seen is what will happen next. Kurdish leader Mustafa Barzani has left the door open for an accommodation with Baghdad when he said “a referendum today does not mean an independence tomorrow”.This could mean an invitatio
By Walid M. Sadi - Sep 23,2017
The deepening racial, ethnic and religious divides in the US has serious implications not only for the future of the country but also for all those where there exist sizeable ethnic, religious or racial groups of peoples, often referred to as minorities, coexisting
By Walid M. Sadi - Sep 16,2017
Two major “blemishes” exist in the legal order of the country that escaped the attention of the Royal Commission in updating the judicial system, not to mention the concern of successive ministers of justice and heads of national judiciary.First is viewing a defamation
By Walid M. Sadi - Sep 09,2017
North Korea’s claim that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb does not really change the dynamics of the game or even the degree of the confrontation with it.True, a hydrogen bomb like that detonated by Pyongyang recently is devastating, but it should not change the fundamental



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