The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges (The LeTort Papers) (Paperback)

The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges (The LeTort Papers) By Mohammed El-Katiri, Strategic Studies Institute (U.S.) (Editor), Army War College (U.S.) (Editor) Cover Image

The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges (The LeTort Papers) (Paperback)


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North Africa's security landscape has worsened in the aftermath of the political events of the Arab Spring. Libya's dire state of affairs has had significant repercussions not only on its internal security and stability, but also on that of its neighboring countries, particularly the ones with long and exposed land borders. The worsening of the security situation has led North African countries to cooperate on strengthening their military and security collaboration. However, while rapid progress has been made in establishing bilateral cooperation between Algeria and its neighbors, Tunisia and Libya, there has been a grave failure to launch a regional security initiative that is effectively capable of dealing with the range of cross-border and internal security threats that face all of these countries.  The failure to construct a regional-security structure in North Africa is due primarily to decades-long differences between Algeria and Morocco over a variety of pending issues, including the disputed Western Sahara territory. In addition, the fluid political and security situation in Libya has impeded engagement in any bilateral or regional security cooperation framework.  

Foreign policy analysts, military strategists, and international affairs scholars may be interested in this text.  Additionally, undergraduate or graduate students pursuing coursework in Middle East regional analysis courses, such as Introduction to Middle Eastern history, Government and Politics in the Middle East, or Democracy and Development in North Africa classes may be interested in this work. Additionally military and political science or international relations students may be interested in this resource for supplemental reading or research papers.   

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MOHAMMED EL-KATIRI is a Director of MENA Insight, a political risk consultancy that focuses on the Middle East and North Africa, and a Senior Research Analyst at the United Kingdom’s (UK) Conflict Studies Research Centre (CSRC). Before joining CSRC, Dr. El-Katiri was a Research Fellow at the UK Defence Academy, and later served as a Political Risk Analyst at Eurasia Group and as a senior researcher at the Hague Institute for Global Justice. With more than 10 years of regional experience, his research interests include political and economic security in North Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, as well as North African relations with the European Union, and security policies around the Mediterranean. Dr. El-Katiri has published numerous internal and external UK Defence Academy reports, including reference papers on national and regional security issues in the GCC and the Mediterranean, and a monograph on the Algerian national oil and gas company Sonatrach. In addition, his publications include commentaries and research papers in a range of languages for research organizations in the UK and Europe, as well as various newspaper articles in and about the region. Dr. El-Katiri is a frequent commentator in media, including the British Broadcasting Company, the Financial Times, and Al-Jazeera.
Product Details ISBN: 9781584877370
ISBN-10: 1584877375
Publisher: Department of the Army
Publication Date: November 21st, 2016
Pages: 46
Language: English
Series: The LeTort Papers