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Walid M. Sadi
By Walid M. Sadi - Apr 07,2014
The King’s letter to the government, concerning the economy blueprint, consists of four main components and albeit not detailed, as such letters of directive should be, is comprehensive. It embodies a consistent vision that His Majesty has espoused and presented repeatedly
By Walid M. Sadi - Apr 05,2014
US President Barack Obama’s visit to Riyadh for talks with King Abdullah Ben Abdul Aziz last week was intended to repair the strained relations between the two traditional allies over Syria, Iran, Palestine and Iraq. Whether it succeeded or not is another question. Riyadh
By Walid M. Sadi - Mar 29,2014
It seems that US President Barack Obama is running out of ideas on how to vilify Russian President Vladimir Putin or punish him for “grabbing” Crimea a few weeks ago. At the recent Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague, Obama described Russia as only a regional power,
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



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