Round 3, July 2017. العربية
20 local, regional, and international organizations most influential in the life of Syria (prime actors) named and ranked Jordan according to its influence. In the chart below, the left column ranks prime actors, from most influential (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
More prime actors assess Jordan as "Opportunistic" than any other category. Jordanis seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves its own interests.
Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
"They border Syria. They have been concerned and launched attacks against IS. They "punch above their weight" in the region.” (239312)
"Member of the International Coalition Against ISIS. Not a major combatant, but they hold a lot of refugees.” (236592)
"Borders Syria.” (235781)
"They control the Southern Front so they get the biggest say in what happens in the south of Syria. They take in a lot of refugees. They provide humanitarian support. They benefit from Syria's weakness by rising as a major actor in the region.” (233911)
"They are playing mostly a security role for Israel. They did train some of the revolutionaries to fight IS and al-Qaeda.” (233881)
"They are hosting refugees, but not taking any other role. They can't control the flow of refugees.” (238631)
Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
“Only because they are a border country.” (220291)
“They have only a little effect on the southern part because of the border. It is a place to train revolutionists. They don't have their own policy toward Syria. They just do as told by the international community.” (223881)
“Not important, but recognized.” (221211)
“Influential in the south. They received a lot of refugees. There are tribal connections between southern Syria and Jordan.” (221641)
“They are linked to Al Qaida and have influence with a certain element of Syrian society.” (223911)