Blog & Op-eds

November 23, 2015
Starting today you can explore more than 30 historical sites throughout Jordan in Google Street View...
May 07, 2015
Energy-neutral, glow-in-the-dark trees planted on pavements to replace street lights. Water pipes th...
December 17, 2014
Yesterday morning, all over the world, mothers kissed their children and waved them off to school, l...
July 24, 2014
dys·to·pia [ \dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\] noun: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid be...
March 26, 2014
"I am a dreamer," it said. "It" was a drawing of a young girl by a 14-year-old student called Mar...
March 21, 2013
Today is Mother's Day across the Arab world, so this baton goes out to every Arab mom, grandmother, ...
May 11, 2011
When we think of war, we think of soldiers. But they’re not the only ones facing violence and death....
March 08, 2011
Her face has been kissed by Time. Every crease and line around her eyes records a moment in her life...
August 15, 2010
Now, before you reach for your red pens, or tut that the Queen of Jordan can’t do math, let me expla...
June 07, 2010
What do chocolate, cookies, A4 paper, potato chips, cumin, toys, jelly, nuts, dried fruit, nutmeg, a...
March 23, 2010
Slippery hands. Tree bark. Tugboats. You won't find these in UNESCO's Global Monitoring Report being...
January 31, 2010
The great thinkers and tinkerers of global politics and business descended on Davos, Switzerland, fo...
January 17, 2010
Haiti. Mothers’ faces wretched in agony as they stumble through debris crying out their children’...
December 13, 2009
After I tweeted, not long before I was to go on stage, I heard my name being called. I walked o...
December 09, 2009
It’s not every day that you get to stand on the shoulders of giants, but that’s what it felt like la...
December 07, 2009
Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re up and running now.I hope you enjoy the new look and f...
November 25, 2009
Last year, 60 million women around the world gave birth without professional care. More than half...
November 13, 2009
On-off negotiations, limp handshakes, violated agreements, starts and stops, hopes dashed. This, the...