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About Prince Hassan of Jordan

Prince Hassan of Jordan (HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal) is a member of the ruling Hashemite family of Jordan and the 42rd descendent of the Prophet Mohammad. He is the founder and chairman of the board of trustees of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies

Articles by Prince Hassan of Jordan

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Yemen: seeds of conflict, ground of transition

The conflicts in Yemen belong to a complex history, with familial as well as political dimensions. The deep Yemeni context must be grasped if a humane solution is to be found. 

West Asia–North Africa: interest, inclusion, Israel

The turn to diplomacy over Syria and Iran highlights the need for the broader region to find its own way to a cooperative future, says Prince El Hassan bin Talal.

Halford Mackinder’s new world

The work of building peace and meeting human-security needs in the “heartland” areas of west Asia and its environs can draw both inspiration and warning from a pioneering 19th-century geopolitical thinker, says Prince Hassan of Jordan.

The WANA vision: regional model for global survival

The pressing challenge of climate change and associated problems of insecurity and development demands that the countries of west Asia and north Africa create new models of shared and inclusive cooperation, says Prince Hassan of Jordan.

Palestine’s right: past as prologue

There is urgent need for coordinated international pressure to end the sixty-year tragedy of the Palestinian people, writes Prince Hassan of Jordan, who finds inspiration for the effort in his own family's past. 

The failure of force: an alternative option

The Gaza crisis highlights the urgent need for an international agency to lead the region towards a long-term and sustainable peace, says Prince Hassan of Jordan.

Annapolis: a view from Amman

On the eve of the Annapolis conference in the United States, Prince Hassan of Jordan proposes the key outlines of the Israeli-Palestinian and regional peace to which it should aspire.
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