The Jordanian Alliance with Syria

Curtis R. Ryan

in Inter-Arab Alliances

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033075
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039558 | DOI:
The Jordanian Alliance with Syria

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This chapter describes a case study concerning Jordan's alliance with Syria during the mid-1970s that focuses not only on military cooperation but also economic integration. It suggests that Jordanian-Syrian alignment appears to have been influenced far less by external security concerns. In contrast, the economic incentives for this alignment, and the development of an increasingly large and influential pro-Syrian coalition within Jordanian domestic politics, were very influential factors.

Keywords: Jordan; alliance; Syria; security concerns; economic incentives; domestic politics

Chapter.  5527 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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