Individuals can read Prince El Hassan's talk from last night through two lenses. In my opinion, one denies us sincere reflection and sends us into a downward spiral of myopic bitterness and suspicion because it's easy, and we have not nurtured an alternative narrative. Nothing new, and not surprisingly, spreading like wildfire this morning. The other allows us to think…Continue
Sports are about health, well-being, individual and team excellence, and about brand Jordan. There's a big opportunity for the role of sports in politics and cultural diplomacy, and Jordan has yet to tap into this. Today, as we look deep into our domestic challenges and the restlessness that stems out of economic frustration and a nationwide communication breakdown, we ought to look into developing and investing in our school sports programs, athletes, sports clubs and federations, and the…Continue
As an entire country gets cunningly, and willingly, obsessed with the state of rampant corruption in Jordan, and as our collective metamorphosis deems us investigators, prosecutors, wardens and cheerleaders, it is easy to continue on this track and lose sight of what it takes to truly evolve.
There will have to come a time when we, the citizens, must make a strategic decision about when to stop wanting to see heads roll and when to act on the realization that the way forward…Continue
Added by Nadine Toukan on February 2, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Situation: government detains, without due process, the former mayor of Amman under allegations pending investigation for four weeks, denying bail repeatedly, and fails to communicate transparently, pushing a public discourse to spiral out of control, mangled in hearsay, devoid of facts and proof.
Observation 1: the arguments of both camps, defense and offense, are unconvincing at technical, legal, and common sense levels, and have lowered the bar of intellect and…Continue