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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.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 01,2018
The United States has been working meticulously to create a new security alliance comprised of the six Gulf Arab states, plus Jordan and Egypt. The new Arab NATO is expected to be formally announced during the next Gulf Summit in Washington to be held in about two weeks.
By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 24,2018
In his most recent TV interviews, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz pledged that Jordan will have a parliamentarian government in two years to come. His message came amid his attempts to pass the controversial income tax law.
By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 17,2018
The new proposed income tax law in Jordan is taking some knocks. The number of those pouncing on it is on the rise.
By Hassan A. Barari - Sep 10,2018
The notion of a “deep state” is hardly a new one. During the Arab Spring, for instance, many argued that the deep state was behind the lack of reform.
By Hassan A. Barari - Aug 27,2018
Not a while ago, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz set sixteen goals for his government to achieve in the first hundred days. Observers were quick to point out that Razzaz was different form his predecessors.
By Hassan A. Barari - Aug 18,2018
Amid the geopolitical changes in a region beset by a combination of uncertainty and instability, His Majesty King Abdullah is fully aware of the challenges facing Jordan.
By Hassan A. Barari - Aug 13,2018
The terrorist attack in the city of Salt, northwest of Amman, should surprise no one.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jul 23,2018
Hashtags about a fresh corruption case in Jordan have become much of a trend on social media over the last few days. For many, this new cigarette-related corruption case is a tough test for the new government.

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