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
DAVID ROBERTS: The Saudi authorities have been actively promoting a union of Gulf states but with little success. There’s a clear reason why.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: Enough. Enough pointless tirades, enough buffoonery, enough tax payers money thrown at it. Time to dissolve the Parliament
JAMES M. DORSEY: The success of the Jordanian Football Association is causing other sporting bodies to sit up and take notice.
RAMZY BAROUD: 450,000 UN-registered refugees live in Lebanon. They subsist in poverty, living in 12 concentration style camps, denied basic rights and lack nominal political horizons.
JUAN COLE: Mitt Romney is flip-flopping on whether ‘Muslims Are Bad’ or that the U.S should supply them with sophisticated weapons.
SARAH WALTON: Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerash – it’s a familiar tourist trail but don’t forget to spend some time in the capital, Amman
STEVE ROYSTON: There was a bit of commotion about the King of Bahrain’s attendance at a recent lunch in the UK. I was struck by another issue
JUAN COLE: The Pentagon has launched an investigation into a class on Islam which characterises all Muslims as radical, violent extremists
SARAH WALTON: There are some places in the world however, where the luxury you think you want is not the best you can get.
THE HEDONISTA: The rules surrounding alcohol in the Muslim world are often as cloudy as the Lebanese liquor, arak.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: What is going on with young male Jordanians? When did this level of brutality come about? Has it always been there?
THE HEDONISTA: A minor setback then an evening full of flavour and warm company.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: We’re now in a scenario that’s beyond farce. It could be time to dissolve the Parliament
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Her photography has captured the imagination of people around the Arab world and beyond. She discusses her project.
THE HEDONISTA: Forget the tackiness of Petra by day, just appreciate its true wonder by candlelight
BEN LYNFIELD, CGNEWS: Gershom Gorenberg, an Israeli historian, spells out how Israel can re-invent itself as a liberal democracy
NASEEM TARAWNAH: When I saw the accusations I felt like my head was imploding.
JAMES M. DORSEY: The Middle East looms large as FIFA’s executive committee meets against the backdrop of a call for sweeping change.