Fear And Loathing In Jordan Lately

Between our collective fish-memory and the tendency to leap-frog steadily from one issue to another, it can be fairly confusing to keep track of things. Especially when it comes to the external threats that come with Jordan’s geographic fate...

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When The Speaker Of The House Is Humiliated

“The Lower House on Sunday could not complete its agenda for the meeting amid MP’s¬†outrage over the government’s attempts to disgrace the legislative authority¬Ě by disrespecting its speaker, Atef Tarawneh, at the opening of the...

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On Jordan’s Tribal Myth

Who would’ve thought it, but after MP Mustafah Hamarneh gave a talk on tribes and was criticized for it by MP Adbul Kareem Dughmi in parliament, a heated debate on the role of tribes has finally found some place in the public sphere. Hamarneh...

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Reviewing: The Square (Al-Midan)

The Square is a beautifully crafted chronicle of Egypt’s ongoing revolution that, from beginning to end, manages to inspire, dispirit, and then fill your heart with a renewed sense of hope. I know others will be reviewing this film in the...

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Searching For The Art Of The Impossible

While reading David Remnick’s illuminating profile of US President Obama in The New Yorker, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Jeffrey Goldberg’s profile of HM King Abdullah in The Atlantic some ten months ago now. Both pieces had...

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