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Opinion: Libyan-Tunisian Relations — people-to-people relationships versus state-planned solidarity

Last month, when General National Congress President Mohamed Magarief announced that Libya had granted Tunisia a “development aid package” worth 200 million Tunisian dinars to be used to cover Tunisia’s deficit, I was struck by the wide gap between the positions of my Libyan friends on this issue. Some of …

Security Sector Transformation in the Arab Awakening

Countries transitioning to democracy must change old models of organizing the police, armed services, and intelligence services, which typically were characterized by mistreatment of the public, for models that stress transparency, accountability, and citizen involvement. Yet each new government in the Middle East and North Africa must tailor its reforms …