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After the Spring [electronic resource] : reforming Arab armies / Florence Gaub.

Author/Creator:
Gaub, Florence, author.
Other Title:
JSTOR Security Studies.
Publication:
Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Security sector -- Arab countries.
Civil supremacy over the military -- Arab countries.
Security, International -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization.
Arab countries -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.
System Details:
text file PDF
Summary:
"As the Arab Spring has renewed Western interest in the political, as well as military, role of Arab armed forces, reform -- rather than mere assistance -- is crucial. In this monograph, the author focuses on the structural aspects of reform from which the Arab Spring forces would benefit. Seven features are identified which need to be addressed when attempting Arab military reform in the countries affected by large-scale unrest in 2011: an unclear mandate, over-politicization, a challenging ongoing security situation, limited resources, lack of civilian oversight, pockets of paramilitary activity, and, in parts, as well as the lack of an institutional perception of reform need. Their origins are elaborated as much as recommendations for what outside assistance can achieve"--Publisher's web site.
Contents:
What is security sector reform?
An unclear mandate
Over-politicization
Lack of civilian oversight
The challenging ongoing security situation
Limited resources
Pockets of paramilitary activity
Lack of an institutional perception of the need to reform
Conclusion.
Notes:
"September 2014."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-30).
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed September 12, 2014).
Contributor:
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute. publisher.
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher.
ISBN:
1584876468
9781584876465
OCLC:
890468406
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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