Navigating in a complex neighbourhood: Algeria’s response to security challenges in Libya and the Sahel
Author: Alexandra Hallqvist & Bitte Hammargren
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
Algeria has traditionally had a stabilising role in a conflict-torn and unstable region. At a time when Algeria faces considerable political and economic challenges at home, developments, in particular in Libya and the Sahel, have resulted in increasingly complex and transnational security threats. The purpose of the report is to provide an overview of key aspects of Algeria’s history, politics, economy, military, and recent political developments, and to increase the understanding of how Algeria responds to the instability in Libya and the Sahel.
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Lebanon’s disadvantaged face a long uphill battle
Author: Bitte Hammargren
A report on the challenges and opportunities for donors and development actors in Lebanon, a country torn by multiple crises. The focus area is Akkar, one of Lebanon’s poorest governorates, which is also the temporary home for a large number of refugees from Syria.
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Safer Field Research in the Social Sciences: A Guide to Human and Digital Security in Hostile Environments
Authors: Jannis Grimm, Kevin Koehler, Ellen M. Lust, Ilyas Saliba & Isabell Schierenbeck
Exploring the challenges and risks of social science fieldwork, this book shares best practice for conducting research in hostile environments and pragmatic advice to help you make good decisions.
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