13 JUNE 2019
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READING OF THE WEEK
The Primakov (Not Gerasimov) Doctrine in Action
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Since 2014, Russian "hybrid warfare” has been at the center of attention of Western security analysts. The Kremlin’s reliance on proxies, disinformation, and measures short of war has created the impression that its hybrid capabilities are distinct and separate from its military and can serve as a substitute for hard power. Russian military and hybrid activities and tools are inextricably linked.
NORTH AFRICA / SAHEL / SUB – SAHARA
KINGDOM OF MILITIAS Libya’s Second War of Post-Qadhafi Succession
Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
In early April 2019, General Khalifa Haftar instructed the Libyan National Army (LNA) to take Tripoli by force, initiating Libya’s Second War of Post-Qadhafi Succession. Drawing upon the Libya-Analysis proprietary real time militia mapping project, this paper examines the main armed groups involved in the war: ascertaining their strengths, weaknesses, command and control structures, motivations, alliances, military capacities, and financing.
Sudan: in Focus
US Congressional Research Service
On April 11, 2019, Sudan’s military removed President Omar al Bashir from office after three decades in power. Four months of near-daily protests across the country had shaken the government, and in early April, huge crowds gathered in front of the military’s headquarters in Khartoum to demand regime change. The protests, triggered by austerity measures amid an economic crisis, were fueled by a range of grievances against the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and Bashir, who took power in a 1989 coup.
Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
The present report contains updates on major developments in Mali since SG previous report (S/2019/262). It also includes recommendations for concrete measures and ways to enhance MINUSMA support in central Mali, as well as options for a potential adaptation of MINUSMA.
IMF Country Reports – Islamic Republic of Mauritania
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Staff Report prepared by a staff team of the IMF for the Executive Board’s consideration on May 20, 2019 following discussions that ended on March 13, 2019 with the officials of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on economic developments and policies underpinning the IMF arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility. Based on information available at the time of these discussions, the staff report was completed on May 3, 2019.
Egypt Parliament Watch Weekly Brief
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Egypt Parliament Watch is the most comprehensive project on Egypt’s elected legislature, providing analysis of the body’s performance in fulfilling its constitutionally mandated tasks, the legislation it produces, and the political dynamics at play.
Israel and the Palestinians: Chronology of a Two-State Solution
US Congressional Research Service
The idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict developed gradually in the years after Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Unsuccessful negotiating efforts and other developments have led many observers to doubt the viability of a two-state solution. This product highlights the evolution of this idea.
Global Peace Index 2019
Institute for Economics and Peace
This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on peace, its economic value, trends, and how to develop peaceful societies.
Rethink Child Soldiers: A New Approach to the Reintegration of all Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups
War Child UK
This report aims to bring global attention to the challenges related to the reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups, and promote better policy, practice and funding in the future. The findings are based on a literature review and primary research in Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo, and interviews with government departments, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society in Colombia, Iraq and South Sudan.
Report of The SG on Technical Assistance in Implementing the Universal Conventions and Protocols Related to Terrorism
The present report reviews the progress made from 1 January to 31 December 2018 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in supporting Member States, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/194, in the ratification and implementation of the international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism, as well as the implementation of relevant United Nations resolutions.