Security Sector Reform

Topic Guide: SSR in the Arab Middle East

This regional guide by Abdurrahman al-Shayyal and Shiv Bakrania provides an introduction to literature on security sector reform (SSR) in the Arab Middle East. The Arab Middle East is perhaps the most understudied area in SSR literature. This guide highlights key regional texts and resources that cut across a number of different security sectors and countries in the region. It then provides an overview and indication of the latest and most relevant literature on SSR and related issues on Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon, which are the countries in the Arab Middle East that most closely resemble the traditional post-conflict model.

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mena-meFor further information on SSR in the Arab Middle East, please visit the GFN-SSR Middle East Regional SSR Guide web page.