Policy and Research Papers
Toward a Realistic and Responsible Idea of Stabilisation
Stability - The International Journal of Security and Development reflects on the idea of stabilisation and presents two conceptual frameworks that address institutional and budgetary designs. Furthermore, it introduces what a responsible idea of stabilisation would be, arguing that a narrow understanding of the term that seeks to mitigate acute situations of crisis marked by extreme political volatility and violence is already ambitious enough.
Warring Brothers: Power Struggle and the Fate of Reforms in Iraq
The Arab Reform Initiative discusses the various challenges in Iraq in reaching an agreement over the composition of a new cabinet given the multiple actors that are involved. It identifies three type of actors and explores their interactions with external powers, and argues that the liberation of Iraqi territories under the control of the Islamic State seems to be the top priority of the Iraqi prime minister and the foreign/regional powers supporting him.
Why Security Sector Reform has to be Negotiated
How can the challenges facing the implementation of Security Sector Reform be overcome? The Center for Security Studies proposes dialogue, negotiation, and mediation as the leading strategies through which issues such as lack of technical capacity, limited political will, tensions within socieites, or donors ignoring the given context and imposing their own agendas can be mitigated.
War in Yemen
International Crisis Group's video showcases Senior Analyst for the Arabian Peninsula April Longley Alley. She provides a detailed account of the developments in the civil war that has been ongoing in Yemen since 2015. She also discusses the current position in which the warring parties stand and the role that the UN is playing in arranging peace negotiations.