James Cohen

Policy and Research Papers

Building Regional Border Security Cooperation: Lessons from the Maghreb

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This Peace Brief outlines lessons learned by the United States Institute of Peace during a series of workshops held in the spring of 2016 with border officials from Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The workshops applied an operations-driven approach to the development of a joint strategic vision for regional border security cooperation that is grounded in human security and rule of law principles.

The outcomes from the workshops provide important lessons for developing a plan for border security cooperation in other regions, which in turn can provide critical support to peacebuilding efforts where borders are used opportunistically by terrorists, militants, and criminals to evade law enforcement and create tension between neighboring states.

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Addressing Corruption Through Justice-Sensitive Security Sector Reform

This paper is part of a multiyear research project conducted by the International Center for Transitional Justice on the challenges and opportunities of responding to serious and massive human rights violations in different contexts. James Cohen is an anti-corruption and security sector reform expert with a decade of experience including at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme, and the United States Institute of Peace. He is currently Interim-Executive Director of Transparency International Canada.

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