Jordan has every reason to worry about the conflict in Syria, its bigger neighbor to the north.
A flood of Syrian refugees and disrupted trade due to the 22-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad burden a frail economy that has already had to turn to the IMF.
Any emergence of Islamist rule in a post-Assad Syria could embolden Islamists who are the main opposition group in Jordan.
And rising Islamist militancy among Syrian insurgents threatens the security of the Western-backed kingdom next door.
Source: Reuters. Read full article. (link)