Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) have been identified as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of Jordan in the life of Syria, and the commitment of Jordan to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of Jordan according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, Jordan ranked 10th most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying Jordan according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that Jordan falls under the category of 'Opportunistic'. A prime actor assessed as Opportunistic is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves its own interests.
In response to the question, “How is Jordan important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They border Syria. They have been concerned and launched attacks against IS. They "punch above their weight" in the region.” (239312)
"Jordan is a member of the International Coalition Against ISIS. They are not a major combatant, but they hold a lot of refugees.” (236592)
"Jordan 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 and are rising as a major actor in the region.” (233911)
"They are playing mostly a security role for Israel. They trained 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 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They are important 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)
“Jordan is not important, but recognized.” (221211)
“Jordan is 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)