Accession Number:

ADA604712

Title:

New Security and Justice Sector Partnership Models: Implications of the Arab Uprisings

Descriptive Note:

Research study

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH DIV

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Two U.S. policy shifts are raising important questions for those involved in managing relationships with foreign partners in the security and justice sector. The first shift began with the development of the State Department s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review QDDR and intensified with the Presidential Policy Directive PPD on Security Sector Assistance SSA. These documents emphasized improving foreign assistance through planning, assessments, interagency integration, and partner-nation ownership. The second shift began in response to the Arab Uprisings of 2010 2011, with new policy guidance emphasizing the need for U.S. agencies to promote political and security sector reform with partner nations in the Middle East and North Africa MENA. Sound planning and promotion of reform are, of course, not new policies, but their emphasis has clearly grown, challenging status quo approaches to U.S. partnerships with foreign partners. But how do these shifts translate into real changes in security and justice sector SJS assistance, particularly when dealing with the complexities of the MENA region The State Department asked RAND to perform three tasks 1 assess current approaches to U.S. SJS assistance in the MENA region 2 develop new models for SJS partnerships, integrating U.S. security and reform objectives and 3 identify concrete and actionable options.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE