Category: Steven A. Zyck

The Critical Role of the Security Sector in Situations of Displacement: Reflections from the 2013 WANA Forum

This past week, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Forum convened in Amman to consider the challenges posed by the “uprooted”, a term which the Forum adopted to refer to the situation of internally displaced persons, refugees and migrants. Interestingly, the security sector remained fundamentally absent from the WANA Forum’s discussions, highlighting the dearth of attention placed on the role played by military, police and border forces in managing displacement and migration.

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Analyzing Intersecting, Concurrent Conflicts: Observations from Yemen

Yemen is currently experiencing a number of intersecting security crises. How might the international community analyze a context such as this, which includes long-standing and more recent conflicts that frequently intersect and overlap? How might such an analysis differentiate between the severity and timeliness of various conflicts, some of which appear acute, while others are perhaps more structural in nature, presenting a long-term threat to stability?

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