Palestine – Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East Handbook

How are intelligence systems structured in countries across Asia and the Middle East—from Russia to India, from Turkey to China and Japan, from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia? In what ways did decolonization and the Cold War influence their organization? What … Continue reading Palestine – Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East Handbook

Outsourcing Repression: Israeli-Palestinian Security Coordination

Outsourcing Repression is a collection of analyses and essays on the roots, manifestations and consequences of the paradigm of security coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). The book discusses four key themes: the evolution and reform of Palestinian security … Continue reading Outsourcing Repression: Israeli-Palestinian Security Coordination

The Limits of Securitized Peace: The EU’s Sponsorship of Palestinian Authoritarianism

Since the Oslo Accords came into force in 1993, the European Union (EU) and its individual member-states have invested billions of Euros, with a view to establishing the basis for an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. As Israel’s colonization of … Continue reading The Limits of Securitized Peace: The EU’s Sponsorship of Palestinian Authoritarianism

Securitised Peace: Criminalising Resistance and Entrenching Authoritarianism in Palestine

This talk tackles the consequences of the PA’s security campaigns in both camps from the people’s perspective through a bottom-up ethnographic methodological approach based on sixty in-depth interviews. This talk will conclude by arguing that conducting security reform within a context … Continue reading Securitised Peace: Criminalising Resistance and Entrenching Authoritarianism in Palestine

Securitised development and Palestinian authoritarianism under Fayyadism

This article analyses perceptions of the Palestinian Authority’s post-2007 state-building project—popularly known as ‘Fayyadism’—by assessing academic and practitioner literatures on the topic, and by drawing on the findings of ethnographic fieldwork conducted at two sites in the West Bank: Balata … Continue reading Securitised development and Palestinian authoritarianism under Fayyadism