Point of View Archive
  • »The Struggle of Two Primacies

    Wed 2 March / Mar 2016. 12:00 AM
    That the difference between the Government and Speaker of the lower house got to the point of it having been referred to the High Council for legislative elaboration and explanation, means that the static between the two authorities has reached a...
  • »The New Elections Bill and the 10-year Journey

    Wed 2 March / Mar 2016. 12:00 AM
    The Lower House of Parliament is expected to pass the new bill of elections today. By doing so, the bill will have been approved by both houses of Parliament. And despite of some flaws with the new legislation, it nevertheless represents...
  • »Okasha, on the Occasion of Shoes

    Tue 1 March / Mar 2016. 12:00 AM
    Like many others besides myself, I have learned of Tawfek Okasha but have not listened to or watched him, even after his sweeping win in the latest Egyptian parliamentary elections. His last low move a few days ago; hosting the Israeli ambassador at...
  • »A Refugee Affairs Commission

    Tue 1 March / Mar 2016. 12:00 AM
    It is clear the number of internal Syrian dislocation nearing borders with Jordan is increasing, with hope of seeking refuge in Jordan. Over the duration of weeks only, the number leaped to around 26 thousand people, according to the UNHCR envoy to...
  • »Red Suits You!

    Tue 1 March / Mar 2016. 12:00 AM
    Who would have imaged, even for a moment, some years back, that youths from the remote village of Shakriyah south of Jordan, will walk the Red Carpet to compete with big time Hollywood stars for the global Oscars award? Whoever thought, out of...
  • »Jordan’s Plan (B)

    Mon 29 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Although the cease-fire endured its first few hours, there are still considerable doubts over whether it will sustain and not collapse in light of the evident variation in views between involved parties in regards to defining terrorist and extremist...
  • »A New Iran?

    Mon 29 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    Official semi-final polls for the legislative elections in Iran show that reformist supporters of President Hasan Rouhani have achieved a great victory over the conservatives, which gives them —for the first time in years, a comforting...
  • »The Unenduring Cease-Fire

    Sun 28 February / Feb 2016. 03:42 PM
    The cease-fire in Syria was brought about by an American-Russian arrangement. The implications of an escalation between Russia and Turkey that would lead to a direct full scale confrontation pushed for diligent mechanisms to contain the intensifying...
  • »Fear, Embarrassment, or Confusion!

    Sun 28 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    For months negotiations with the International Monetary Fund have been undergoing to set the new programme for the economic reformation Jordan has been implementing under the supervision of the international organisation to mitigate and lessen the...
  • »What Do We Make of the Jordan-US Summit?

    Sat 27 February / Feb 2016. 12:00 AM
    The statements of both His Majesty King Abdullah II and President Barack Obama after the summit meet in Washington last Wednesday indicate the closed talks between the two leaders were transparent, blunt, and thoroughly addressed main concerns of...
  • »A Call to Rejoice

    Thu 25 February / Feb 2016. 07:24 PM
    Now we have one of the best and most modern election laws, in spite of some flaws within its fine detail. This legislation is more progressive than any other proposition the political, social, and parliamentary powers —put together, could ever...
  • »Why Do We Not Understand What is Happening

    Thu 25 February / Feb 2016. 07:06 PM
    My friend and astound American academic researcher, Mark Lynch, always drives me jealous; not a month goes by without him preparing for a series workshop, a scientific, or academic forum in the United States, on the developments and transitions the...
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