Thursday, May 11, 2017
Jordan is surrounded by conflict and struggling to accommodate over a million Syrian refugees. The economy is faltering and the country’s security services are fully occupied with potential salafi-jihadist threats from without and within. Regional crises in Syria and Israel-Palestine exacerbate rising domestic discontent.
- Domestic security measures, including surveillance of online activism and curbs on the media, will be ramped up.
- Tourism is unlikely to recover in the short term.
- Efforts will intensify to secure international financial aid, already at record levels.
- Lack of progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace could alienate Jordan's majority-Palestinian population.