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 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
Address by Dr Alaa Tartir at MEMO’s ‘Oslo at 25: A Legacy of Broken Promises’ conference held in London on September 29, 2018. Click here to watch the talk Continue reading Alaa Tartir at ‘Oslo at 25: A Legacy of Broken Promises’
As Israel’s military occupation reaches its 50th year, Al-Shabaka Program Director Alaa Tartir argues that the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces have not protected Palestinians, but have instead contributed to the criminalization of the Palestinian struggle for freedom. Tartir analyzes … Continue reading The Palestinian Authority Security Forces: Whose Security?
Abstract: The Palestinian Authority (PA) adopted donor-driven security sector reform (SSR) as the linchpin to its post-2007 state-building project. As SSR proceeded, the occupied West Bank became a securitized space and the theater for PA security campaigns whose ostensible purpose … Continue reading Criminalizing Resistance: The Cases of Balata and Jenin Refugee Camps
The Palestinian Authority is paying more than $40m each month to keep its 33,550 security employees in Gaza on a leave of absence. Absentees in the security sector have added some $4.8bn to the PA’s wage bill over the past … Continue reading Infographic: The Palestinian Security Sector in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
To what end do the international donors continue to subsidize an agency that helps to perpetuate the Israeli occupation, fails to meet the needs of Palestinian civilians and violates the very human rights norms they claim to uphold? Co-authored with Sabrien Amrov, … Continue reading Subcontracting Repression in the West Bank and Gaza