Too Strong to Lose, Too Weak to Win

Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn dissects the “age of disintegration” that gave us Brexit and Donald Trump. PATRICK COCKBURN JUL. 2, 2016  Margus Johanson/Thinkstock This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. We live in an age of disintegration. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Greater Middle East and […]

How to face new waves of terrorism

Jun 19,2016 -JORDAN TIMES – Amer Al Sabaileh Every day, the new tactics of Daesh prove more efficient in achieving two major goals — conducting terrorist attacks and piling pressure on the security apparatuses of many countries. Since the declaration of “the caliphate”, security challenges around the world have taken on […]

Neo-Nazi arrested after asylum-seeker threats

Photo: BMI, Gregor Wenda Neo-Nazi arrested after asylum-seeker threats The Local/AFP · 29 May 2016, 20:46 Published: 29 May 2016 20:46 GMT+02:00 Austrian police commandos have arrested a suspected neo-Nazi who allegedly threatened to massacre asylum-seekers, recovering several weapons and ammunition at his home, police said Sunday. The 20-year-old “repeatedly […]

What to do about Daesh

May 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – JONATHAN POWER “ISIS [Daesh] is not an existential threat to the United States,” President Barack Obama told Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic magazine recently.  What becomes clear in that long article, much of it Obama’s own words, is that Obama shies away from the […]

Book review: The Mirage

The Mirage by Jamal Sanad Dr. Al-Suwaidi The Mirage is an expression of His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s perspective that the struggle in which many Arab and Muslim countries are currently engaged against extremist groups and organizations is not limited to the realm of military and security operations; it […]

‘The only solution for Iraq’

May 04,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – MICHAEL JANSEN It is hardly surprising that Iraqis stormed the Green Zone at the heart of Baghdad, entered the parliament building and confronted legislators blocking reforms proposed by Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi. Iraqis of all sects and stations in life were among those […]