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Suha Ma'ayeh

Suha Ma'ayeh

The writer is a journalist based in Amman. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy and CTC Sentinel. She also reports for The Wall Street Journal and other publications on Jordan and southern Syria. ©Syndication Bureau

Rethinking Jordan’s overcrowded jails

​Jordan’s prisons are bursting at the seams amid a dearth of beds, a surge in crime, and legal codes that favor incarceration. With more than​19,000 inmates​in 18 institutions designed to hold no more than 13,300, it is a bad time to be in a Jordanian jail.

Plugging the holes in Jordan’s water crisis

Jordan’s taps are drying up. One of the most water-starved countries in the world, Jordan, is in the midst of a crippling water crisis fueled by population growth, climate change, drought, and depleted aquifers.

What’s driving Jordan’s fuel protests?

​Recent protests in Jordan over rising fuel prices and calls for government intervention have been met with an all too familiar response: Rather than addressing underlying grievances, authorities are instead responding with an iron fist.

Climate change could stifle the Middle East’s tourism rebound

After a two-year slowdown, tourism is once again booming in the Middle East. As countries lift their COVID-19 travel restrictions and demand for travel returns, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) projects that the sector’s contribution to regional GDP will grow more than 36 percent in 2022, to more than $256 billion.

Empowering MENA’s female workforce

In recent years, a seemingly endless stream of conferences, workshops, and studies have been conducted to answer a key question for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Why do so few women in the region work?

Jordan struggles to stem violence against women

The recent killing of Iman Irsheid, a 21-year-old university student, has once again brought attention to the harsh reality that gender-based violence remains a shameful and entrenched problem in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East.