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

Security woes vs. reform in Jordan

Torn between reform and security, Jordan’s long-awaited parliamentary government, or “pseudo-parliamentary government,” has entered the post-Arab Spring Lower House with a...

Jordan ready to deal with Damascus retribution?

Jordan’s long-held “neutral” position towards the ongoing violence in Syria is seemingly changing now with emerging voices in the refugee-plagued kingdom urging for closing the...

Jordan’s patience and silence on Syria has its limits

There is seemingly no sign of dramatic change in Jordan’s long-held neutral position towards the ongoing violence in Syria in the near future despite the increasing border security concerns and...

No clear-cut answers from Obama on Jordan’s concerns

Jordan’s anxiety and concerns over the ongoing violence in Syria and the stalemate in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process remain unresolved even after the U.S. President Barack Obama’s...

Anxious over al-Qaeda in Syria, Jordan remains neutral

It is out of concerns over an increasing possibility of Islamic fundamentalists taking power in Syria that Jordan has been maintaining a neutral position towards the ongoing armed conflict in its...

Jordan’s deputies - incapable handlers of decisive matters

Weeks after their election to the 17th Parliament, newly-elected Jordanian MPs have been showing immaturity in politics, failing to play a decisive role in forming the Kingdom’s first...

Jordanian Islamists absence creates a chance for the leftists

The absence of Jordan’s Islamists has tempted some leftists to fill the political vacuum left by the kingdom’s largest and most organized opposition force, analysts argued, casting doubt on the...