The European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) was established in 2006 to contribute to the establishment of effective policing in support of an independent and democratic Palestinian state. EUPOL COPPS is often commended for its contribution … Continue reading Effective? Locally owned? Beyond the technocratic perspective on the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories
On 11 October 2017, I spoke at the Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) to examine the role and consequences of EU police mission in Palestine. Click here to view my 15 minutes presentation (it begins at 2:38:43/-2:54:17). Or here, minute 51.30 until … Continue reading Belgrade Security Forum – The EU Police Mission in the OPT
The EU and its mission are increasingly becoming complicit in the maintenance of the status quo. If the current authoritarian backslide of the PA continues, the EU and its mission will be increasingly criticized for financing, professionalizing, and legitimizing a highly politicized and democratically … Continue reading Policing Palestine
Oui, le Hamas, tout comme le Fatah, a été corrompu et a commis des violations desdroitsdel’homme; il est égalementresponsable, avecle Fatah, dela division intrapalestinienne. Les deux doivent rendre des comptes publics.Maisla reconstruction de Gaza doit être traitée séparément. Compte tenu … Continue reading Le Mouvement Islamique a Fondamentalement Changé
There are four strong reasons to include Hamas in the reconstruction process. Published at The Huffington Post, 8 August, 2014. Click Here To Read The Article Continue reading Time to ‘Do Business’ With Hamas
EU policy makers must be puzzled by the conventional wisdom of the aid-development industry and state-building venture that has created and entrenched the following pattern: “the US decides, the World Bank leads, the EU pays, the UN feeds, and Israel … Continue reading Re-Inventing European Aid to Palestine
Five Rules of Thumb: The EU has to reform it politics, before it reforms aid; The EU has to be a player NOT a payer in the peace process; The EU intervention has to be reformed regardless of Kerry’s failure … Continue reading The EU As Payer Not Player: Subsidising Occupation?
Dimitris Bouris’ The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-Building without a State aims to tackle one central question: How effective has the EU been in its state-building policies towards the oPt? The effectiveness of the EU as a state-builder … Continue reading Book Review – The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-Building without a State