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Apr 10, 2020, 6:25 PM
Disasters and Innovative Solutions: The ICI Fund
When assessing the problems (political, economic, social, psychological, security, etc) associated with an exogenous shock, the entrepreneurial process demands our respect and attention. Studying the nature, sources, and consequences of disaster and recovery must be done in a manner that...
Aug 21, 2016, 1:54 PM
Ronald Lauder and the Shouneh Airport
The idea of constructing an airport in Jordan’s Shouneh area has been discussed between Jordanian officials and the President of the World Jewish Congress, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, who visited Amman , neither as an Israeli official nor as a political envoy, more than a month ago
Jul 6, 2016, 11:01 PM
Rethinking the Boycott Movement against Israel
While commentators are still debating whether a two-state solution remains viable, I was searching on Google the term ‘Boycott Israel’ in order to try to fathom BDS’s calls for ‘Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions.’ I got startled when landing into a...
Jun 24, 2016, 6:33 AM
Samuel’s Law of Small Numbers
The world’s population has increased by 50% (1900-1950) and by 140% (1950-2000). It was projected by the United Nations to increase by around 50% in 2000-2050. Of the 3.44 billion increase (1950-2000), only 8% was in developed countries. Although...
May 4, 2016, 6:29 AM
The Calculus of Anarchy in the Middle East
In several parts of the Middle East, governments are too weak or dysfunctional to perform even the most basic tasks. To many observers, this entails an ultimate breakup, if not the road to anarchy. Let us consider the size of...
Apr 27, 2016, 8:08 PM
Hamas and Democracy
Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers in 1787, “Men love power... Give all power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all power to the few, they will oppress the many.” The strongest safeguard against political...
Apr 24, 2016, 2:53 AM
A Liberal Middle East?
Things will get highly problematic if one tries to assess whether liberalism can be adopted—in a way or another—by Muslim societies. I am the last one on earth to judge or give any affirmative position on such a possibility: I...
Apr 19, 2016, 5:24 AM
The High Court of Justice Ruling and the Gas Deal
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a gas deal last December 2015 which allowed a consortium of the US Noble Energy and the Israeli Delek Group to begin work on extracting gas from the Leviathan gas field off Israel’s coast. Activists have...
Apr 15, 2016, 5:17 AM
Conforming Jordan’s Public Sector to Competitive Forces
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is poorer than its neighbors, yet it is generally regarded as a pivotal, well governed country: a strategic geopolitical position, a moderate player in regional and international scenes, along with a professional military and...
Fadi A. Haddadin is a Jordanian economist and policy analyst.