New Security Challenges in North Africa after the "Arab Spring"
This paper argues that the security challenges as a result of the Arab Spring in the North African/Sahel region have generated two types of conflicts: the renewal of frozen and forgotten conflicts by communities that have rejected conventional government, and the increasing criminalization of grey zones which challenge the authority of states. The opening of a new front of instability in Libya encourages the emergence of criminality and has strengthened local non-state actors.
© 2012 Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Laurence Aïda Ammour