Monitor Global Outlook quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Ramzy Mardini on the economic effects the Iraq crisis has had on Jordan:
The crisis in Iraq has rattled the Jordanian elite in a way that previous regional unrest has not, analysts tell Monitor Global Outlook.
“For the first time since the Arab upheavals [the Arab Spring], I am now hearing Jordanians contemplate about how they are going to adjust their lives and prepare for the worst,” says Ramzy Mardini, Amman-based fellow at the Atlantic Council. “The crisis engulfing Iraq has sent shock waves in the region. It has ushered in twice as much fear and anxiety about the future than the spillover from Syria.”
Among elites and investors, there is talk of moving investments outside Jordan, Mr. Mardini says.