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11 July 2019

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Libya, on the complexity of and need for security sector reform

Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies (ieee)

Within the notion under discussion of ‘failed State’, Security Sector Reform is one of the key pillars for the management of de facto division of Libya. Following the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, the over-centralised power framework was disrupted. A large set of non-state armed actors, including tribes, private military security companies and irregular armies, went into competition for control over territories, resources and critical infrastructures.

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The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Mali 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

This case study is the part of a wider knowledge partnership between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Stockholm International Peace Research institute (SIPRI), which aims to better understand and strengthen WFP’s contribution to improving the prospects for peace.

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Regional Integration in Border Cities

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

This report, part of the “Cities” collection, highlights the contribution of border towns to the process of regional integration in West Africa. For 18 countries, six indicators are used to identify the specificities of border towns at the local, national and international levels: demography, urban morphology, formal enterprises, health infrastructure, road accessibility, border control posts.

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Transnational Capital in Somalia

The Clingendael Institute

This report explores the impact of transnational businesses active in Somalia and Somaliland on socioeconomic development and governance within the territories. The economic resurgence in the country owes much to the sizeable and pioneering role played by these transnational entrepreneurs.

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Yemen Crisis Impact Overview


The product combines trends in key conflict data with daily media monitoring, secondary data review and ongoing joint analysis with a broad spectrum of Yemen analysts to track and identify key trends and risks with potential civilian impact.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

Congressional Research Service

The UAE’s relatively open borders and economy have won praise from advocates of expanded freedoms in the Middle East. The UAE is considered among the wealthiest countries in the world, in part because of the small population that requires services, and the wealth has helped the government maintain popular support.

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Multilateral Peace Operations and the Challenges of Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

The third phase of the New Geopolitics of Peace Operations(NGP) initiative seeks to enhance understanding of howpeace operations interact with non-traditional security challenges such as terrorism and violent extremism,irregular migration, piracy,organized crime and environmental degradation.

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Assessing Attitudes of the Next Generation of African Security Sector Professionals

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies

The nature of the African security environment has evolved considerably since the end of the Cold War. Rather than cross-border conflicts between standing armies, many of today’s security threats are both internal and transnational. They involve non state actors that are at times supported by global criminal or terrorist networks.

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