Refugees and the Arab Spring in Jordan

Published in Sharnoff’s Global Views.

While Jordan appears stable and has consistently overcome challenges to the throne since independence in 1946, Arab Spring protests and the influx of more than half a million Syrian refugees pose new concerns for the Hashemite Kingdom. Continue reading

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Anticipate Greater Jordanian Role in West Bank

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Published in Your Middle East.

The recent resignation announcement by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah – who had served just two weeks – struck a humiliating blow to President Mahmoud Abbas and raises serious questions about the competence of governance and the future of the Palestinian question. No one has been tapped to replace Hamdallah, although it is likely to be one of the two Deputy Prime Ministers Ziad Abu Amr or Mohammed Mustafa. Continue reading

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Will Jordan and Egypt Play a Greater Role in Palestinian Affairs in 2013?

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Published in Sharnoff’s Global Views on Dec. 31, 2012.

 

Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians has remained elusive. The politically correct paradigm proffered by the international community including Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United States has been two states, two peoples: an independent Palestinian state including the West Bank and Gaza alongside Israel. Continue reading

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What Is the Purpose of the Arab League? (Part Two)

This article was published in the Huffington Post on December 27, 2012.

Go here for Part One

Nine months ago, I wrote that the 22 member Arab League and 56 member Organization of Islamic Cooperation demanded a UN (Western) intervention in Syria to protect Syrian civilians against President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown. Continue reading

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New Global Op-Ed Forum

Apologies for not providing content on a more regular basis. I recently launched a new global op-ed forum called Sharnoff’s Global Views which provides a platform specifically for internationals to share views with Americans about politics, economics, technology, environment and other relevant issues. Continue reading

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Terra Incognita Interview

My interview on the situation in Syria with the Greek-based program Terra Incognita.

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