Reform of Libya’s security sector must not fail again

In this article for the Institute for Security Studies, I look at what should be done around security sector reform and stabilization Libya after the current fighting ebbs. The groundwork should be laid for a more effective strategy than what the country has seen to date. This means asking the right questions, checking fundamental assumptions, and building consensus between the different local and international stakeholders. 

The full article can be accessed here.

New Report: "‘La mal vie’: the routes, drivers and politics of North African irregular migration."

I'm delighted to launch my latest report for the Institute for Security Studies: ‘La mal vie’: The routes, drivers and politics of North African irregular migration.

The report details the routes and methods employed by North African irregular migrants to get to Europe, the factors driving and enabling increased migration, and the responses by North African and European governments. It ends with a short set of policy recommendations.

It can be accessed here.

Terrorism in Tunisia: more than just foreign connections

This article for the Institute for Security Studies looks at the 27 June terrorist bombings in Tunis, analyzes the larger security challenges facing the country, and argues that the state and donors need to reemphasize whole of government approaches to the problem, and not double down on a security-first strategy.

It can be accessed here.

Less than the sum of its parts: Europe’s fixation with Libyan border security.

I'm delighted to launch my latest Policy Brief for the Institute for Security Studies: “Less than the sum of its parts: Europe’s fixation with Libyan border security."

The brief argues that European focus on counter migration programming in Libya puts at risk efforts to create an effective and accountable security sector capable of addressing the needs of Libyans. It ends with a short set of recommendations.

The brief can be accessed here.