NASEEM TARAWNAH: The current upswing in violence on university campuses throughout Jordan has prompted the authorities to produce a plan.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Until a new law kicks in, it’s pretty easy to avoid unfavorable court decisions in Saudi Arabia. How? It’s simple: don’t show up at court!
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Where in blue blazes is somebody who’s making his living rooting through bins going to find Dhs 1,000 to pay a fine?
CROSSROADS ARABIA: If one cannot pay, then it’s off to the square for a bit of head-chopping. This, the writer says, runs contrary to Islamic purpose.
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Nature abhors a vacuum and so does hatred. It needs to be fed and encouraged.
ROB L. WAGNER: The moves have been under-reported in the Kingdom but they mark a significant change in thinking about how to deal with petty crime.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Columnist Khalid Alnowaiser argues it’s time for Saudi to abandon lashing. He makes a fair argument, but perhaps not the best.