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By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 08,2015
The brutal footage of the killing of Jordanian pilot Muath Al Kasasbeh was intentional for many reasons. One of its aims was to intimidate and psychologically terrify coalition members, specifically the Jordanians, including the military establishment. This shows the difficulty
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Feb 01,2015
Since the crash of the Royal Jordanian Air Force jet and the capture of its pilot by the so-called Islamic State, Jordan and IS have been in direct conflict. IS is using the unfortunate crash to create confusion in Jordan and has been applying pressure on the Kingdom. Japan has
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jan 26,2015
The recent Israeli attack on Quneitra, in Syria, might be an attempt to preempt a US-Iran agreement. Some analysts say the Israeli move was anger at the pace of US-Iranian nuclear negotiations. The incident might also be one of many more to come, due to a confluence of several
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jan 18,2015
Many questions could be raised regarding the recent attacks in Paris.
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jan 11,2015
New challenges are appearing as the war against Islamic State forces reaches the point where a second phase is required, which involves a military intervention on the ground, as it becomes clear that air strikes will not accomplish the mission objectives. In recent months, it ha
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Jan 04,2015
While there are many questions about the capture of the Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh by members of the Islamic State, the video of an interview with him sends a very direct message. In the video, the captured pilot is dressed in the well-known orange jumpsuit all Daesh hostage
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Dec 28,2014
As the level of extremism across our society reaches an alarming level, there is an urgent need for a strategy to de-radicalise the society. The increased radicalism is a direct result of failed social policies that have created fertile ground for the growth of such ideologies.
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Dec 21,2014
Hope for a better future for development programmes in the MENA region was abundant at the ENPI (the financing instrument of the new European Neighbourhood Policy) Cross Border Cooperation (CBC), discussed at a conference that took place on December 12 in Rome. The event was use
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Dec 14,2014
The Russians have lately had a dynamic and innovative diplomacy, leaning towards finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis. With the regional priorities shifting from political resolution to combating terrorism, the Russians are alone in this pursuit. Moscow has been ho
By Amer Al Sabaileh - Nov 30,2014
Several months ago, US Secretary of State John Kerry’s stated aim was to achieve a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, seemingly disregarding the need to deal with the situation in Syria at the time. Kerry’s recent visit to Jordan highlighted the extent to

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