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...

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Jordan: One Of The Most Militarized Nations On Earth

The headline came as no shock. Jordan is the fifth most militarized nation in the world according to the 2010 BICC Global Military Index. Only Israel, Singapore, Syria and Russia are ahead of the Kingdom. The index measures various...

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Jordan’s Pop Patriotism Defined

As an adjective, “pop” is typically defined as something that is sudden in nature; a phenomenon in a sense. It is often short-lived, but its transient shelf-life can last upwards of a decade (e.g. reality tv for instance). I’ve...

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Why Omar Maani’s Case Is Of National Concern

image courtesy of tareeq I’ve always felt that the pillar that tends to hold a country together is it’s justice system. Ours, while better than most, is far from perfect. The independence of the judiciary is constantly being tested by...

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Photo Of The Moment | For The Love Of Bashar

REUTERS: A Jordanian supporter of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad holds his picture as she shouts slogans against Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against Turkish intervention in the Syrian situation, in front of the...

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Verbatim | King Abdullah On Israel

“I think my best way to describe my view toward Israel is my increasing frustration because they’re sticking their head in the sand and pretending that there’s not a problem.” – HM King Abdullah in a Wall Street Journal...

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