Regional Security through Inclusive Reform in the Maghreb and the Sahel

This new Peace Brief analyzes the challenges of security reform in the region and highlights how community-security partnerships offer one innovative approach to address this key issue. 

Throughout the Maghreb and the Sahel, governments are struggling to manage a security environment fundamentally transformed by the Arab Spring. Within this region, the efforts of governments to secure their territories and civil society organizations to create accountable and transparent security institutions have proceeded almost wholly divorced from each other. This Peace Brief shares key insights from the engagement between official and civil society actors both within and across borders to address these gaps, makes the case for working regionally to address the twin challenges of security and reform, and highlights how community-security partnerships offer one approach to advancing the region’s security and reform agenda.

Full report: Regional Security through Inclusive Reform in the Maghreb and the Sahel

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