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

Assad is picking and choosing his opposition

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has requested a list of "terrorist organizations" in order for him to take part in upcoming peace talks. But what about his own regime, responsible for...

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has become one big mess

It would be no exaggeration to say that Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood is perishing. Given the widening cracks within the long-established group, which led to hundreds of leaders recently submitting...

Is Russia going soft on Assad?

Russia is progressively unveiling the objectives behind its large-scale military operations in Syria. Moscow is literally remapping the country to serve its long-term strategic interests, and to...

Jordanian MP: ‘My dead son was an ISIS militant. Now I’m their target’

He has so far succeeded in bringing back two Jordanian women who were heading to join ISIS...

Who killed Hezbollah’s Samir Qantar? Ask Syria

Remarkably enough, the Syrian account of the incident resembled to a greater degree that of Israel - no confirmation and no refuting...

A black-market mentality shapes Middle East politics

The Middle East’s politics and the international handling of the region’s extraordinary affairs bear a certain resemblance to black-market gambling...

Where is ISIS’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

A veil of mystery surrounds Baghdadi and other ISIS leaders, even to other members...

Vienna communiqué on Syria needs additions

For many observers, the outcome of the second Vienna conference on Syria was in favor of Russia’s stance because its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, was not condemned or even mentioned in the...