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About Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

Haykel Ben Mahfoudh holds a PhD in international law from the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis in 2005. He is a professor at the University of Carthage, in Tunis as well as a visiting professor in Europe and the US. Ben Mahfoudh has a field expertise in the reform of the security sector. He is an expert for a number of specialized international organizations and has worked in different contexts as a senior adviser. His last duty was head of office of the centre for democratic control of armed forces - Geneva (DCAF), in Tunisia from 2011 to 2013.

Articles by Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

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Ask a professional: security and democracy in Tunisia

The choice is so easily reduced to a zero sum calculation between security and democracy: the ‘apparatus’ having a considerable interest in making people feel sufficiently insecure to renounce the democratic process in exchange for security. An interview.

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