Month: December 2015

Bleak findings

Dec 20,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL According to a recent survey conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, two-thirds of Palestinians surveyed support the wave of knife stabbings of Israelis and view an armed Intifada as “serving the Palestinian national interests in ways that negotiations would […]

A new century for the Mideast

Dec 20,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – Jeffrey D. Sachs The United States, the European Union and Western-led institutions such as the World Bank repeatedly ask why the Middle East cannot govern itself. The question is asked honestly, but without much self-awareness. After all, the single most important impediment to good governance […]

Alarms ring over refugee children

December 18, 2015 At least 43 unaccompanied refugee children have gone missing from various asylum centers in Norway this year alone, and 25 have died since 2006. Several of those missing were as young as nine years old, and the numbers of refugee children in Norway are now increasing dramatically. Around 4,000 refugee children are […]