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Hassan A. Barari
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 14,2019
In their attempts to check Iran, some Arab regimes have adopted a win-at-all-cost approach, an approach that could destabilise the region as a whole. Undoubtedly, Iran’s foreign policy towards the region has helped subvert its stability.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 07,2019
The economic crunch that squeezes Jordan will be particularly acute this year. Parliament has just endorsed one of the worst budgets in recent years.
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 24,2018
Long-time observers of Jordan argue that Amman’s regional international alliances have helped the country keep its head above water.
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.

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