NASEEM TARAWNAH: The current upswing in violence on university campuses throughout Jordan has prompted the authorities to produce a plan.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: King Abdullah’s recent interview has unleashed a storm of comment. What exactly was he trying to say?
NASEEM TARAWNAH: There is a sense of crisis in Jordan but it’s a sense that has led to paralysis in all sectors of society. So what does 2013 hold?
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Jordan’s precarious position both geographically and politically means that security will always be a vital issue. But this concern stymies debate.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s clear that the absence of proper rule of law in Jordan is having a de-stabilising effect as evidenced by recent troubles
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Enough. Enough pointless tirades, enough buffoonery, enough tax payers money thrown at it. Time to dissolve the Parliament
NASEEM TARAWNAH: What is going on with young male Jordanians? When did this level of brutality come about? Has it always been there?
NASEEM TARAWNAH: We’re now in a scenario that’s beyond farce. It could be time to dissolve the Parliament
NASEEM TARAWNAH: When I saw the accusations I felt like my head was imploding.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: The 7th anniversary of my blog, Black Iris, is a time for reflection on the turbulent past year and to ask, where exactly are we now?
NASEEM TARAWNAH: A young man who burned a picture of the King has been sentenced to two years in jail by a military tribunal. Is that justice?
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Even after a year of demonstrations, the overwhelming majority still believe they cannot criticize the government openly.
NASEEEM TARAWNAH: The river has been sucked dry over the decades to nothing more than a trickle of murky water.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: If you had to sum up the last 12 months events in Jordan it would be ‘running round in circles’. And in a single word – ‘corruption’.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: The way Jordan’s authorities have handled issues of public lands illustrates their meaning of the word ‘transparency’.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Hussein was a politician of consummate skill; it’s a question I can’t help asking on the day he would have turned 76.