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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
By Walid M. Sadi - Aug 26,2017
It is no secret that newspapers, including ours in Jordan, are slowly but surely fading away, with some pundits predicting their eventual extinction if no meaningful measures are adopted to turn the tide.Because of the Internet and social media, fewer and fewer people are buying
By Walid M. Sadi - Aug 19,2017
Hamas, the ruling authority in Gaza Strip, had a choice between turning the small swathe of Palestinian territory into a Hong Kong or Monaco kind of area, or make it a launching pad for the liberation of Palestine.The Hamas leadership chose the latter.As a result of Israel’s
By Walid M. Sadi - Aug 12,2017
The term "fake news" has recently become a household phrase after US President Donald Trump repeatedly used it to describe any story or news item that he disliked or denied. President Trump referred to all allegations of collusion with Moscow, in general, and
By Walid M. Sadi - Aug 05,2017
The national air carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) is finally responding positively to increased criticism over its services, last-minute flight information and abrupt changes in flight schedule.RJ's CEO has recently addressed the controversy over the food and beverage served on

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