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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Blanca Camps-Febrer Morocco’s security sector is a fundamental component of the regime of power in the country. The legitimacy and structure of the security forces has evolved over time, reflecting changing balances within the power struggle among competing elites, but also to a certain degree the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Feliu; Rachid Aarab The Libyan security sector has undergone a profound transformation since the 17 February Revolution in 2011. The Jamahiriya experience gave way to a period in which violence ceased to be predominantly a state monopoly, and a series of armed conflicts took place with...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 54–80.
Published: 16 June 2020
... enhancement of ideological security. Ideological security is a key issue in any society due to its association with the concept of national security. The researchers in this study adopt a quantitative approach in which a questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection. The study sample consisted of 1093...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 54–80.
Published: 16 June 2020
... enhancement of ideological security. Ideological security is a key issue in any society due to its association with the concept of national security. The researchers in this study adopt a quantitative approach in which a questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection. The study sample consisted of 1093...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... ethnicity, (90 percent Arabs), and various religious groups, is in direct conflict with Israel’s perception of its own history (80 percent Jews from various ethnicities). This renders Syrian national security in direct conflict with Israel’s perception of its national security. In addition, both sides are...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 81–99.
Published: 16 June 2020
... ethnicity, (90 percent Arabs), and various religious groups, is in direct conflict with Israel’s perception of its own history (80 percent Jews from various ethnicities). This renders Syrian national security in direct conflict with Israel’s perception of its national security. In addition, both sides are...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 105–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
... development of the scope of cooperation between the European Union and the southwestern Mediterranean countries through several political, economic, social, and cultural fields. Yet, the sphere of security is set at the top of its priorities. It is based on the principles of human rights, democracy, and the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Mona Farag In this post-9/11 age, marked by international terrorism, militant non-state actors have created a world of insecurity, challenging international borders by constructing numerous national security issues. These international demarcation lines have been upheld by international conventions...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 17–36.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Ahmed El Morabety This article explores the relationship between security and democracy in Morocco. It discusses the state’s behavior towards the popular uprisings, how it responds to the social movements demands, and how it manages the security unrests. Throughout, the discussion throws a light on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 99–118.
Published: 03 September 2019
... balance between either power or threat but also between interests. Thus, they shift their focus from national security to national interest. Balance of interests’ scholars base themselves on Lord Palmerston’s famous saying: “Nations have no permanent enemies and allies; they only have permanent interests...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Blanca Camps-Febrer; Guillem Farrés-Fernández Following the long trail of critique that emerged from first- and second-generation security sector reform (SSR) programs, this paper introduces a new theoretical framework for the socio-political analysis of the security sector that will enhance the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 91–106.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Ruth Hanau Santini; Giulia Cimini In Tunisia, the notion and understanding of security, while no longer focused on regime security, remains a top-down, state-security understanding, rather than a societal one. Further, while the 2014 democratic Constitution devised significant checks and balances...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 19–38.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tahani Mustafa This article contributes to the critical discourse on security sector reform (SSR) by explicitly acknowledging its political dimensions and implications. Through a consideration of the role of SSR in international processes of securitization and state-building, it highlights the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Guillem Farrés-Fernández The interest of the Lebanese elites who launched the security sector reform (SSR) process was in to regain control and influence over the security sector more than to create independent institutions respectful of human rights. At a time of deep social and political crisis...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (4): 111–134.
Published: 04 December 2018
...Hend Elmahly; Degang Sun China’s security concept is evolving, and its participation in Africa’s Arab countries’ peacekeeping is transforming itself from aloof bystander to active player, and from multilateralism to both multi- and unilateralism. The establishment of China’s logistics base in...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (3): 354–371.
Published: 01 July 2017
... country; as well as transnational and cross-border conflicts. The mode of China’s participation in Middle Eastern security governance includes political, security and social conflicts. There are three categories of domestic mechanisms in Chinese practice, specifically: the special envoy mechanism by the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of force. Therefore, disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and security sector reform have not been possible, and the Libyan case demonstrates the failure to emulate international best practices, thus hindering any state-building. This paper seeks to analyse the Libyan case and provide an...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 25–50.
Published: 28 August 2020
... in all Arab countries, Sharia law supports distinctive gender roles, “the public man, private woman” dichotomy. Men’s place is in the public sphere where they are responsible for securing the necessary resources for their families; women’s foremost place is in the household where they bear children...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2016) 9 (3): 383–399.
Published: 01 July 2016
... influence on Gulf regional security. Oman’s relationship with Iran has grown stronger and firmer after the events of the Arab Spring. This comes at a time when the Gulf countries are suffering worsening internal security, political and economic conditions and disagree amongst themselves about how to deal...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (4): 108–137.
Published: 10 December 2020
... imposed, accompanied by new regional dynamics and security arrangements. Given their smallness, possession of significant resources, and geostrategic location, most of the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were always vulnerable, because of either the disparity of their capabilities compared...