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Author Gaub, Florence, author

Title After the Spring : reforming Arab armies / Florence Gaub
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 30 pages)
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
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
Notes "September 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-30)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed September 12, 2014)
Subject Civil supremacy over the military -- Arab countries
Security sector -- Arab countries
Security, International -- Arab countries
Armed Forces -- Political activity.
Armed Forces -- Reorganization.
Civil supremacy over the military.
Security sector.
Security, International.
Arab countries -- Armed Forces -- Political activity
Arab countries -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization
Arab countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, publisher