The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges

The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges
Title:
The Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa: Prospects and Challenges
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008-020-01639-0
ISBN:
9781584877370
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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.

This Letort Paper examines the North African security landscape in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, with particular focus on the security threats that prompted a couple of bilateral military-to-military cooperation arrangements among North African countries, and the relevance of these security dynamics to U.S. security and interests. It explains key issues and challenges impeding region-wide security cooperation encompassing all North African countries, and concludes with recommendations on how the United States could leverage its already existing military and development assistance to encourage close cooperation between North African countries, in order to foster shared goals of security and stability.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 11/07/16.

Audience

Analysts, members of the military, government staff and contractors, political scientists, military historians, military defense analysts, policymakers, Military science, political science, and cultural studies program students, and members of the general public interested in North African countries’ military, security, and cooperation after the Arab Spring will find this an essential read.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • El-Katiri, Mohammed
Key Phrases:
  • North Africa
  • Prospects and Challenges
  • Quest for Military Cooperation in North Africa
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Item available Date:
11/01/2016
Last Status Update:
11/07/2017
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