Friday, January 10, 2020
Policing in Arab countries.
Police forces play a central role in political life and maintaining state security across the Arab region. However, their position has faced increasing challenges -- from mass popular protests, competing security structures and calls for institutional reform.
- Reform movements will demand that recalcitrant administrations adopt community consultation methods.
- Western donors will deepen engagement with police forces in ways that both empower and undermine reformers.
- Failure to address entrenched security sectors could set back some political transitions.