Published in: North Africa, West AsiaAvoiding Iraq’s fragmentation
Divisions between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds within Iraq are mirrored throughout the region, with the risk of tensions fuelling each other. Despite overwhelming political obstacles, progress towards decentralisation in Iraq remains the best option to prevent further destabilisation and preserve its unity.
Published in: openSecurityThe future of Security Sector Reform in the MENA region
Post 'Spring' Arab countries are characterized by a blurring of responsibilities between military and civilian elites. Security Sector Reform is an urgent necessity, and the international community has a key role to play in facilitating it.