in B. KODMANI & N. MOUSSA, Out of the inferno? Rebuilding Security in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, Arab Reform Initiative, 2017.
The 136-page book, titled Out of the Inferno? Rebuilding Security in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, represents a distinct contribution to the field of security studies in the Middle East and offers an insight into the dynamics of insecurity as experienced by Arab societies when the state is up for grabs between competing groups.
It is the outcome of three years of research and presents a diagnosis from the ground of what currently works and what doesn’t at the local, regional, and national levels in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. In the face of the failure of containment and security approaches driven by outside powers exclusively motivated by countering terrorism, it suggests alternative strategies for future work on the security institutions and some directions on where to start in each case.