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Is Jordan Facilitating ISIS' Grand Strategy?

Alastair Crooke | Posted 02.13.2015 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- ISIS' horrific immolation of a caged Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, the Jordanian pilot, will have been done in full understanding of the emotional impact of the manner of his death on Jordanians and in the West: This was very deliberate -- not some spur-of-the-moment act of barbarism. It is important to understand what lies behind and beyond the event itself.

Nima Habashneh: A Woman Who Fought for Equal Rights in Jordan

Rana F. Sweis | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Rana F. Sweis

"It's easier to fight cancer than to fight an archaic mindset." Those were Nima Habashneh's last words on camera before she passed away this week. The 55-year-old Jordanian spent her last decade fighting for the rights of Jordanian women to pass on their citizenship to their spouses and children.

A Field Guide to Jordan's Battle Against ISIS

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.05.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Jordan's boundless generosity has provided a safe haven for the human tide of refugees that have been thrust upon it from war-ravaged Syria and Iraq.

J-Schools Must Include Safety Courses in Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.02.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Both IFJ and UNESCO have been quite active in promoting the topic and have published guidebooks on how journalists can protect themselves in various scenarios that spell trouble. It's the belief that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Jordan Denari | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

The adhan can help us recall what gives our lives meaning, and can help us cultivate an attitude of gratefulness. It can help us look up from the cellphone in our hand and notice the blue sky, the purple shadows stretching across the snow or the smiles of those we pass by.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Ticking Time Bomb: Jordan's Islamists and the Rise of ISIS in the Hashemite Kingdom

Mathew Markman | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Mathew Markman

A beacon of stability in the Middle East, the Hashemite Kingdom is perpetually challenged by the need to moderate between the monarchy's pro-Western orientation and the Islamist tendencies of the country's population.

Startup Weekend Amman: Seeding Leaders in Jordan

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Ross Buchanan *Research and additional reporting contributed by Lauren Sauser.  Amman, Jordan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities ...

Discovering Jordan

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Jordan may be a small country but it is jam-packed with amazing sites.

Musicians and Others Bullied Due to Intolerance

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

What happened on the last days of 2013 at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre was not new. In many cases artists and public figures complained that the centre, which belongs to the Greater Amman Municipality, has become a place for bullying and political partisanship.

You'll Really Want To Visit Jordan After Reading This

AP | AMIR BIBAWY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — If you are keen on getting your Middle Eastern fix of ancient sites, sun, mint tea, and falafel, the Arab Spring may have chall...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Monday, Dec. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How bad can a film-festival day be when you see four movies - and only one of them is terrible? And the best one is the last one of the day? That ...

Will Jordanians seriously consider decentralisation?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The never-ending search for an appropriate democratic model in Jordan continues without any result. Popular protests sped up the debate while the cur...

Why Bashar Has the Upper Hand?

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

One would assume that Syrian President Bashar Assad would be worried. Well he doesn't seem to be too worried. Why? Why should he? It is the United States and its allies that need to worry. And let me tell you why.

Jon Stewart Hanging Out With Locals In Jordan

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy

It's not often that Jordanians have an American celebrity in their own backyard. So when Jon Stewart announced that he was to spend the summer in Amma...

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

The Israeli in the Middle (East)

Narkis Alon | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Narkis Alon

I am shouting this statement for the entire world to hear: It is so bizarre to be declared the enemy of someone you have never met, just because of where he was born.

Recent Visit to Amman Reveals: When in Doubt, Blame the Syrians

Natasha Tynes | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Natasha Tynes

Hosting Syrian refugees has put a major strain on Jordan's limited resources including, health, education, and state-subsidized electricity and water.

A Moveable Feast in Jordan

Sarah Dajani | Posted 07.20.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

An odd local food dynamic is changing in Jordan.

PHOTOS: Foster + Partners' New Airport Terminal

Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel

Thursday marked the opening of Foster + Partners' new terminal at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. In a continual effort to take ...

PHOTOS: Surprising Palestinian Styles

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Can a culture be preserved and reconstructed through its costumes?

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

From America's West Coast to East of the Jordan River: Caffe Strada in Amman

Sarah Dajani | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Sarah Dajani

Caffè Strada serves Attibassi coffee in Amman. Strada (as the Rainbow Street hipsters call it) is stripped-down cool, authentically Rainbow Street on the outside, sleek and modern on the inside. It's community, a happy place with time-honored coffee and honest tea.

Christmas Souks in Amman: Discovering the City's Winter Spirit

Sarah Dajani | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home
Sarah Dajani

I found Amman's holiday spirit in its sense of community and entrepreneurship -- inspiring, charming and uncompromisingly diligent -- and the sense of giving, whether through art, music or food.

4 Things I Learned in Jordan

Charlie Kindel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Charlie Kindel

Jordan is a relatively stable country in a very bad neighborhood. If that stability can continue, the intelligence, optimism, passion and entrepreneurism I experienced while there will accelerate and, perhaps, things will become slightly less complex. And, maybe, the neighborhood will improve.