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

Jordan’s ‘natural disasters’ are partly man-made

Amman is a city of asphalt with an old, rusty and inefficient drainage system – a recipe for flooding...

No war, no peace: The Jordan-Israel peace deal is not a deal

October 26 marked the 21st anniversary of the Jordanian-Israeli peace deal. From a wider strategic perspective, the 1994 U.S.-sponsored Wadi Araba Peace Treaty can be said to have some sort of...

Who can replace Bashar al-Assad?

The question of who could replace Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been asked throughout the conflict, and has gained urgency amid defections and rebel gains against his regime. The formation of...

Washington readjusts its approach to Syria

If not for Russia’s military escalation, Washington would not have revisited its policy on Syria. With such a game-changer, and probably under time pressure, Washington recently unveiled its...

Are we on the brink of a religious war in Jerusalem?

Escalating clashes between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in Jerusalem have been framed as a religious war by the media and right-wingers on both sides. That is understandable given the frequent...

On Jerusalem, Jordan cannot remain idle

The Israeli government, which day by day is unveiling its unreliability as a peace partner, has other ambitions...

Why Russia wants to echo the Cuban Missile Crisis in Syria

Russia’s Putin has sought to deliver a message to America that its stubborn stance on Syria will remain irreversible...

Why has Europe gone soft on Syria’s Assad?

The Europeans are wrong in their conviction that ISIS alone is the embodiment of all terror in Syria...