Marwan Jameel Essa al-Muasher
3 July 2005 – 24 November 2005
Education and early career
Muasher began his career working as a journalist
for the Jordan Times
, the only Jordanian newspaper in the English language. He then entered government service, working in communications
in the Ministry of Planning, at the prime minister's office as press adviser, and as director of the Jordan Information Bureau in Washington, D.C.
He returned to Jordan in January 2002 to serve as foreign minister, where he played a central role in developing the Arab Peace Initiative
and the Middle East roadmap
He served until October 2004, when he gained the post of deputy prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle under former Prime Minister Adnan Badran
that sought to continue reform and shrink the bureaucracy. He served as the deputy prime minister until November 2005. In 2005 he developed the National Agenda, a long-term political, economic and social reform plan for Jordan. The making up of the plan involved 450 Jordanian stakeholders and experts giving solutions and deadlines to implement them. The National Agenda was never actually realized because, according to Muasher, it was thwarted by a group of political elites and bureaucrats, eager to keep a rentier-based state system, rather than one based on merit.
According to Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
, al-Muasher, a Christian, was dropped from the post to please the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood
International policy making
From March 2007 to 2010, he served as senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank
He is the author of two books:
- ^ a b c d "Marwan Muasher". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- ^ Noam Chomsky, "Is the world too big to fail?", Salon.com, 21 April 2011.
- ^ "Marwan Jamil Al Muasher". World Economic Forum. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- ^ "Marwan Muasher, the Optimist Reformer". Fanack.com. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- ^ Fanack. "Marwan Muasher, the Optimist Reformer". Fanack.com. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
- ^ Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi (14 June 2009). "Shameful Plight of the Middle East's Christians". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- ^ "Marwan Muasher Appointed As Senior Vice President, External Affairs; Press Release No:2007/277/EXT". World Bank. 19 March 2007.
- ^ "Advisory Council". The Hague Institute for Global Justice. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
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