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Building Regional Border Security Cooperation: Lessons from the Maghreb

Building Regional Border Security Cooperation: Lessons from the Maghreb

Monday, September 19, 2016

By: James Cohen; Leanne McKay; Joyce A. Kasee

The Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia face threats to their borders from transnational illicit networks, such as terrorist groups and criminal organizations. To address these threats, USIP convened operational border officials from the three countries through a series of workshops in spring 2016. This brief highlights the key lessons that emerged from this work: addressing border security requires understanding the underlying drivers of insecurity; border security requires st...

Justice, Security & Rule of Law

Q&A: Muslim Scholars Pledge Support for Religious Minorities

Q&A: Muslim Scholars Pledge Support for Religious Minorities

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Muslim scholars and intellectuals from more than 120 countries issued a new pledge of support last week for the protection and freedom of religious minorities in Muslim-majority communities. Susan Hayward, USIP’s director of religion and inclusive societies and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, attended the three-day conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, as a supporter, and explains the significance of the pronouncement.

Violent Extremism; Religion; Global Policy

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