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Flagship ARI project
The re-establishment of security is an essential condition to the restoration of trust between different sections of society after a conflict. In such contexts, the reconstruction of security institutions is a major issue in diverse societies. Focussing on Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, the project aims to: Analyse the governance of security institutions and their behaviour; Define the bases on which these institutions can be restructured as well as the link between politics and security; Reflect on the organisation of the post-conflict political transition and determine the provisional or permanent measures to implement in the security sphere.
September 2015, Hussein Alwaday
The role of Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s domestic affairs is causing concern. The divisions in Yemen drawn on political and sectarian lines is according to Hussein Alwaday, writer and media expert, potential destabilising and damaging to the country’s future. He argues for the US and the other countries in the Gulf Initiative to move to ensure Yemen finds a peaceful solution to its internal struggles.
September 2015, Bassma Kodmani
While Europe is witnessing the massive inflow of Syrian refugees who have made long and perilous journeys in the hope of better prospects, millions of others still remain in Syria’s neighbouring countries, caught in a state of liminality or languishing in sprawling refugee camps.
September 2015, Mathilde Dugit-Gros
Has Western involvement in the Arab Spring generated more scepticism in North Africa and the Middle East about foreign influence? This study compares public opinion about foreign influence across five MENA countries: Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Tunisia.