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.