Civil war in Syria : the spillover threat
Dorsey, James M.
Date of Issue2013
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
A groundswell of Syrian refugees pouring into Jordan threatens to increase social and political tension as a result of greater claims to limited resources and differing perceptions of refugees' rights and obligations. The risk of Jordan is heightened by the fact that it could upset King Abdullah's cautious reform policy aimed at preventing widespread discontent from morphing into a popular revolt.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS commentaries, 040-13