All Security Watch stories
9 Apr 2013
Interview with Steven Vigil on the Uneasy Truce Between Gangs in El Salvador
Government crackdowns and a fragile but enduring truce between El Salvador's gangs have dramatically lowered the country's homicide rates. In today's interview, TAGSPPES’ Steven Vigil applauds the results but also calls for the next step – i.e., crime-busting poverty alleviation programs run at the local level. More on «Interview with Steven Vigil on the Uneasy Truce Between Gangs in El Salvador»
8 Apr 2013
The Failure of America's Hit and Run Military
On the 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, Henry Carey considers the long-term consequences of Washington’s ‘hit and run’ approach to military interventions. His look at both the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions makes for grim reading, both for America’s policymakers and its citizens. More on «The Failure of America's Hit and Run Military»
5 Apr 2013
Libya Since Gaddafi — Where Has It Been, Where Will It Go?
CIGI's Bessma Momani believes that Libya has made real progress in its attempts to develop an open and democratic society. Many challenges remain, however. They include healing the Benghazi-Tripoli divide and assimilating the country's militias into the armed forces. More on «Libya Since Gaddafi — Where Has It Been, Where Will It Go?»
4 Apr 2013
Georgia's Armed Forces: Army of the All or Army of the Few?
While Georgia's politicians believe that reforming the country's armed forces is essential, they remain divided over what roles civilians should play in national defense. Today, Eugene Kogan outlines the issues surrounding Tbilisi’s military reforms and what Russia thinks about them. More on «Georgia's Armed Forces: Army of the All or Army of the Few?»
3 Apr 2013
Interview with Hilde Johnson, UN Special Representative for South Sudan
Improving South Sudan's state- and nation-building capacities remains a huge task, says UN Special Representative Hilde Johnson. In today's interview, she outlines the work being done by the UN mission in the world's newest state. More on «Interview with Hilde Johnson, UN Special Representative for South Sudan»
2 Apr 2013
Is International Pressure Failing in Sri Lanka?
The end of the decades-old civil war in Sri Lanka enabled the world to shift its focus to events in Africa and the Middle East. Not smart, argue numerous observers. Colombo now appears unwilling to integrate meaningful reconciliation and reintegration processes into its official policies. More on «Is International Pressure Failing in Sri Lanka?»
1 Apr 2013
Israeli Apology to Turkey Big First Step But Not Sea Change
After several years of mutual silence, Turkey and Israel are talking to each other again. Ross Wilson believes, however, that this latest rapprochement owes more to US diplomatic efforts than a genuine desire by Ankara and Tel Aviv to reset diplomatic relations. More on «Israeli Apology to Turkey Big First Step But Not Sea Change»