Carrots And Sticks: How Jordan’s Appeasement Policy Killed Law And Order

“Indeed, brother: the law is now above everyone!!” Jordan has always had a casual relationship when it comes to the application of the law, and both the state and the people have always found ways to undermine laws when needed. Right now, while the government and its parliament decide on what new laws should be […]

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How Jordanian Parliament Lost Its Mind And Why Its Time To Dissolve It

The state of Jordanian parliament today reminds me of the Dead Sea. It’s the lowest point on Earth, it’s a body of water where nothing can survive, and it continues to recede every year causing an increasingly dire situation. The events in parliament that have transpired in the past few days and weeks have come […]

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Jordan’s Diplomatic Passports Brouhaha

After some limited so-called public outrage over moves by Parliament to amend the Passport law to grant themselves permanent diplomatic passports – along with royal family members, senators, royal court chiefs, King’s advisors, Islamic justices, as well as former and current ministers – the Senate seems to have rejected the amendment. The mildly controversial story […]

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Poll: Majority Of Jordanians Don’t Support Protests, Except If You’re Overthrowing The Government

The Centre for Strategic Studies polled 1,950 Jordanians on the state of the country, and the results were quite interesting. I won’t go in to the gritty details but some of the numbers that stood out for me included one where 60% of those polled believe the country is going in the right direction and 25% […]

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