Raed Omari
Raed Omari

Raed Omari is a Jordanian journalist, political analyst, parliamentary affairs expert, and commentator on local and regional political affairs. His writing focuses on the Arab Spring, press freedoms, Islamist groups, emerging economies, climate change, natural disasters, agriculture, the environment and social media. He is a writer for The Jordan Times, and contributes to Al Arabiya English. He can be reached via [email protected], or on Twitter @RaedAlOmari2

Is Syria now a ‘failed state?’

With the international community's lack of action in Syria, the war-torn country is heading for “failed state" status, threatening the region's fragile stability. Since the outbreak of the...

When resignation is a virtue for Arab leaders

At times of political defeat and, more importantly popular and moral decline, it is always better to withdraw from the scene in order avoid further inevitable losses. I am writing this article to...

Without settlement freeze, no peace for the Middle East

With no clear-cut solution to the settlement dilemma, the projected U.S.-led peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis would be just talks for the sake of talking. This is definitely...

Why can’t Jordan’s Islamists calm down?

The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood is seemingly detached from reality, still showing an overconfident approach as if nothing happened in Egypt. Despite the failure, or actually the collapse of the...

Syria: What can the SNC’s Ahmad al-Jarba achieve?

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) has finally elected a new president, Ahmad al-Jarba, but the hope is that this time his election is the product of an unalterable consensus and based on a unified...

Jordan’s Islamists embroiled in Egypt’s crisis

With the Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood facing unprecedented pressure, certainly beyond their political ability to handle, Jordanian Islamists are now in their worst hard...

Say no to the totalitarian Brotherhood

 As the Arab Spring has unexpectedly fulfilled the Muslim Brotherhood’s long-awaited wish to rule, its aftermath will definitely see the group regain the alienation that has characterized...

Jordan gets a bit more explicit on Syria

Speculations recently emerged, at times affirmations, about a dramatic change in Jordan's neutral position on Syria, raised by a U.S. expected deployment of F16 jet fighters and Patriot in the...