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Walid M. Sadi
By Walid M. Sadi - Mar 22,2014
I found it rather odd and without much precedence that the US decided to slam travel- and asset-related sanctions on some high Russian officials as a way to punish Moscow for its last week’s annexation of Crimea. Moscow reciprocated with sanctions of its own against a
By Walid M. Sadi - Mar 15,2014
Russia’s kneejerk reaction to the change of guard in Kiev is to be expected.
By Walid M. Sadi - Mar 08,2014
Jordan is beset by many challenges and crises.
By Walid M. Sadi - Mar 01,2014
The heart of the matter for all those troubled by the notions of “tawteen” (granting citizenship to Palestinians) or turning Jordan into the homeland for the Palestinians (watan al badeel) is the shared perspective that many Jordanian citizens of Palestinian origin ar
By Walid M. Sadi - Feb 22,2014
From day one of the Geneva peace talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition, the Syrian government wanted to give terrorism in the country a priority consideration. Fair enough! Terrorism should indeed be given a top priority in all peace negotiations, provided the two si
By Walid M. Sadi - Feb 15,2014
Sometimes I wonder why some people, including MPs continue to cast doubt on the ability of the government to protect the interests of the country in the face of the ongoing peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Some people fear that the solution to the Israeli-Palesti
By Walid M. Sadi - Feb 08,2014
I have been trying very hard to understand the Russian logic in supporting Damascus every step of the way in its conflict with the opposition. There has been some glimmer of hope that, in the Syrian crisis, Moscow could be moving in the right direction by championing the conve
By Walid M. Sadi - Feb 01,2014
It was a foregone conclusion that the Geneva II conference was doomed to fail, no so much because Washington and Moscow do not see eye to eye on the terms of a solution, but rather because the facts on the ground do not lend support to a compromise between the two warring parties
By Walid M. Sadi - Jan 25,2014
Egypt has just ended its referendum on its new constitution, with over 84 per cent of the fewer than 50 per cent of citizens who voted in favour. The issue is not really the outcome of the vote, but rather the very idea of conducting a referendum on a constitution. Constitu
By Walid M. Sadi - Jan 11,2014
There are many fundamental issues that still divide Israel and the Palestinians, among which the extent of Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, the future status of East Jerusalem, the Israeli demand to make the Jordan River its security border and the right of return



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