Here is a piece I did on Justice and Security in the Middle East and North Africa:
In it, I discuss the challenges to justice and security in countries undergoing transformations amid recent protests in the Middle East and North Africa and answer the following questions:
- What can we expect to see in the short term by way of justice and security challenges in Egypt, Tunisia and countries in transition from the recent upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa?
- The populations in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria have largely viewed the police as being a tool of the state and responsible for much of the brutality behind the crackdowns in each respective state. Is there a future for any of these police forces, and what kind of changes will they have to undergo to regain the trust of their populace?
- Based upon the experiences of other countries emerging from similar conflicts, over the mid- to long term, what security challenges do you foresee as threats to a peaceful transition to democratic governance?