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

Bashar al-Assad is winning, says who?

Can it be said that the struggle in Syria has ended or is nearing its end with a victory of the well-backed Syrian army and the Hezbollah militia against the helpless opposition? Can it be that the...

Jordanians left to face their government’s blunders

Once again, Jordan’s government is left with no other option to solve its accumulated economic woes but through its citizens’ “empty pockets.” It seems inevitable that the...

The World Economic Forum, losing its charm

The World Economic Forum, let me be disagreed with, is losing its glamor and long-held prestige as a high-profile gathering of world leaders. Not to mention the modest outcomes of the...

Syria’s new demographic reality

Ahead of the Friends of Syria meeting in Jordan on Wednesday, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expanded their presence on the ground in Syria to impose a new demographic reality. This...

At last, Jordan’s MPs are politicians

Although it was received with public cheers, Jordanian lawmakers' recent demand from the government to freeze diplomatic relations with Israel had to do more with the newly-elected MPs being at odds...

Israeli airstrikes target Iran, not Syria

Israel’s recent airstrikes against Syria – or as a matter of fact against Iran in Syria – have found condemnation and rejection in the Arab collective conscience but have been...

Jordan remains diplomatic despite Assad’s threats

The unprecedented escalation on the Jordanian-Syrian border is prophesying war but, paradoxically yet reasonably, Jordan’s public line remains unchanged. They are still urging for a peaceful...

Jordan’s Islamists keep changing their minds

With no need to go further into why, when and how, in other words, explaining, justifying and rationalizing, Jordanian Islamists have proved their immaturity with regards to politics yet again. If...