Arab Securitocracies and Security Sector Reform
While there is a heated discussion on reforming the police in light of the Arab awakening, especially in Egypt and Tunisia, ARI takes a broader perspective by addressing all security institutions and will examine ways in which security institutions can accommodate their role in a democratic setting.
In this context, ARI will hold discussions with diverse groups from different backgrounds (local civil society organizations, political parties, citizens' groups, private sector organizations, government and security officials as well as legislators and the media) to provide analysis and concrete examples on:
1- Citizens' control over the police's practices
2- Role of the military in the political system
3- Governance of intelligence agencies in a democratic context
This project is run in partnership with Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies and Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies in Egypt.
|The Continuation of Securitocracy in Egypt, by Ismail Alexandrani, Sherif Mohy El Deen||March 2014|
|After the Fall: Security Sector Reform in post-Ben Ali Tunisia, by Derek Lutterbeck||October 2012|
|Ensuring Security during Democratic Transition||February 2014|
|Negotiating Peace in Syria: Civil Military Relations in Times of Armed Struggle.||January, 2013|
|Yemen Lawmakers Declare a State of Emergency||March 2011|
|As Police Protest in Cairo, Fire Engulfs Interior Ministry Building||March 2011|