Osama Al Sharif

A man inspects a piece of a rocket that landed outside Daraa al-Balad, southern Syria, April 5, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir)

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Why southern Syria remains Jordan’s biggest security threat

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 | Osama Al Sharif, Contributor

Amman and Washington's concern about an Iranian land corridor from Tehran to Beirut through Iraq and Syria has raised questions about steps Jordan might take along its border with southern Syria, into which extremists are expanding.

Will Jordan confront IS in southern Syria?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Osama Al Sharif, Contributor

Some analysts say that recent movements and activities by the Islamic State near the Jordanian border could push Jordan to intervene militarily in southern Syria.

Ineptitude meets low altitude at Arab League summit

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017 | Osama Al Sharif, Contributor

Few major breakthroughs were reached at this year's Arab League Summit held in Jordan.

Killer's release highlights fragile Jordan-Israel 'cold peace'

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 | Osama Al Sharif, Contributor

The release of Jordanian Ahmed Daqamseh, who served 20 years in prison for killing seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997, has split the public despite the enduring strength of its animosity for Israel.

Why is Jordan shifting its Syria strategy?

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | Osama Al Sharif, Contributor

Jordan has joined the Astana process and is signaling a change in its position toward Damascus.

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Osama Al Sharif is a veteran journalist and political commentator based in Amman who specializes in Middle East issues. He can be reached at alsharif.osama@gmail.com. On Twitter: @plato010

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