The report by Hassan Abbas looks at the current Pakistani police force and the need for the entire system to be restructured in order for the police and law enforcement to effectively fulfill their mission and in addition provide counterterrorism support.
The paper by ISPU titled Citizens, Not Subjects: Debunking the Sectarian Narrative of Bahrain’s Pro-Democracy Movement written by Sahar Aziz and Abdullah Musalem addresses the recent pro-democracy demonstrations seen in Bahrain.
The International Crisis Group published a report on Aid and Conflict in Afghanistan which looks at the role of development and humanitarian assistance and their role in contributing to a more secure and stable Afghanistan, or the failure to do so.
Violence and Politics in Venezuela by the International Crisis group analyzes the high levels of violence found within Venezuela and the relation this violence has to upcoming presidential elections in 2012 and the uncertainties created by the illness of President Hugo Chavez.
IFES’ latest briefing paper, examines the law to identify the role and responsibilities of the Higher Election Commission, voter registration and voter lists and other aspects of the law crucial to the implementation of elections in Egypt.
Subnational Government in Afghanistan uses academic and nongovernmental studies, as well as civilian expert interviews to draw its conclusions regarding how to strengthen performance and representation at the subnational government level in Afghanistan.
The paper, Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya, analyzes the potential outcomes of a post-Qaddafi regime and the implications from these outcomes, the aim being to pre-emptively look at the possible scenarios that may arise in Libya and find the best solutions for each situation.
Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa delves into how ethnic identity and colonialism have affected the development of Africa’s identity and its current role in democracy building in Africa.
Beyond Mugabe: Preparing for Zimbabwe’s Transition was published by CSIS taking a look at the current political situation in Zimbabwe and the various issues related to the transition of power after Robert Mugabe is no longer president.
The paper provides an analysis of three future potential political scenarios: illiberal Islamism, illiberal secularism, and political pluralism.
Cutting the Links Between Crime and Local Politics: Colombia's 2011 Elections is a paper published by the International Crisis Group that focuses on the link between local governments and illegal armed groups and provides recommendations for how to combat the problem.
The paper published by NDI takes an in-depth look at the current state of political parties in Afghanistan and provides recommendations on how they can be strengthened.
Constitution building after conflict: External support to a sovereign process looks at the various issues related to building a constitution and the role of external actors in the process.
Afghan Civil Society and a Comprehensive Peace Process published by the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) focuses on how to make the peace process in Afghanistan comprehensive and to include Civil Society in the process.
Global Humanitarian Assistance recently published a briefing paper on South Sudan titled Aid in transition: South Sudan which summarizes the changes to aid data and management since South Sudan has become independent.
Righting Military Injustice is a short paper discussing the misuse of military courts to try civilians in Uganda providing an overview of the military court structure, describing the prosecution of civilians before the military courts as well as current prosecutions taking place.
Middle East and Arab countries seeking to write and amend their laws governing elections can incorporate a host of gender neutralizing rules and practices.
Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States: Elite Politics, Street Protests and Regional Diplomacy by Ginny Hill and Gerd Nonneman analyzes the current state of Yemen and what role the GCC states will play in stabilizing the situation there.