Mohammad Ersan

Members of the Syrian opposition delegation attend the Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, July 5, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov)

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'Precarious calm' in southwest Syria amid cease-fire

Friday, Jul. 14, 2017 | Mohammad Ersan, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, the spokesman for the Southern Front, Maj. Issam al-Rayes, talks about the recent cease-fire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan in southern Syria, the regime’s violations and the boycott of the Astana talks.

Jordanian soccer teams’ ugly rivalry reveals deeper divide

| Mohammad Ersan, Contributor

Al-Wehdat and Al-Faisaly teams' long-standing wrath displays ethnic divisions in Jordan.

Ramadan controversy over public eating resurfaces in Jordan

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 | Mohammad Ersan, Contributor

Arrests in Jordan for eating in public during the Ramadan fast have sparked debate over the country's constitution and legality to carry out the crackdown.

Syrian rebel commander: 150 US troops at al-Tanf base

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Mohammad Ersan, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Lt. Col. Muhannad al-Talla, the commander of Maghawir al-Thawra, speaks of the role of the US-led coalition at al-Tanf military base, which is close to the border between Jordan, Syria and Iraq.

Damascus, Amman exchange threats as border tensions flare

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Mohammad Ersan, Contributor

Recent military exercises hosted by Jordan increased the Syrian regime's suspicion about activity on its southern border, while the opposition accuses the regime and Iran of trying to create a land route from Iran to Lebanon, through Syria and Iraq.

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Mohammad Ersan is editor in chief of and Radio al-Balad. He also reports for Arabi21 from Jordan, trains future broadcast journalists at regional symposia and has contributed to establishing independent broadcast stations in Istanbul and Syria. Ersan focuses on covering Islamist groups and political parties. He completed his bachelor's degree in journalism and media with a minor in political science at Yarmouk University.

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