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Human Security Publications

18 Apr 2017

From Politics to Policy: Building Regional Resilience in West Asia and North Africa

From Politics to Policy: Building Resilience in West Asia and North Africa is an anthology of research conducted by the WANA Institute between 2015 and 2016 in the areas of human security, social justice, and sustainability. The chapters point to increased inter-sectorial collaboration being the key...
Author : WANA Institute
21 Feb 2017

Trapped Between Destructive Choices: Radicalisation Drivers Affecting Youth In Jordan

Research on radicalisation drivers points to complex dynamics that include economic, social, psychological, and ideological push and pull factors. This report analyses radicalisation drivers that affect Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth in four radicalisation hotbeds: Ma’an, Salt, Irbid, and Rusayf...
Author : Dr Neven Bondokji, Kim Wilkinson, Leen Aghabi
01 Nov 2016

صمود نظم الطاقة في ظل أزمة اللاجئين في الأردن

تم إعداد هذه الورقة البحثية من قبل المعهد الملكي للشؤون الدولية (تشاثام هاوس) ومعهد غرب آسيا وشمال أفريقيا (WANA)، وأيضًا بفضل الدعم المقدم من قبل وزارة الشؤون الخارجية بهولندا. تهدف هذه الورقة إلى تسليط الضوء على بعض المشاريع التي تسعى إلى التغلّب على التحديات التي تخص تأمين المياه والطاقة، والتي ظ...
Author : Adel Elsayed Sparr
06 Oct 2016

Contingency Planning for Post-Conflict Syria

War is unilaterally destructive. Victories come at heavy costs and agreements force painful compromise. Moreover, for many civil conflicts, the end is inconclusive. Some two-thirds of countries devolve back into warfare within a decade. The civil conflict in Syria – sectarian, ideological, and inter...
Author : Annalisa Bezzi, Emily Hawley
20 Sep 2016

The Correlates of Civil Conflict and Instability in the West Asia-North Africa Region - Conflict Resilience Model Background Paper

One  of  the  principal  findings  of  this  research is  that against  clear global  trends,  conflict in  the West  Asia  and  North  Africa  (WANA)  region  is  intensifying.  There  are  four  reasons  to  be concerned  about  this  situation  beyond  the  death  and  suffering  that  conflict...
Author : Kim Wilkinson, Mays Abdel Aziz, Emily Hawley
08 Sep 2016

Understanding Radicalisation: A Literature Review of Models and Drivers

Interest  in  the  drivers  of,  and  models  to  explain,  the  processes  of  radicalisation  has increased  exponentially  since  the  terrorist  attacks  of  11  September  2001.  Attention  has focused  on  the West Asia North Africa  (WANA)  region due  to  the expansion and  reach  of arme...
Author : Dr Neven Bondokji, Leen Aghabi, Kim Wilkinson
21 Jan 2016

Forging New Strategies in Protracted Refugee Crises: Regional Study

The Syrian refugee crisis is exposing the inadequacy of international refugee policy for responding to complex, protracted crises in the contemporary era. As the fighting in Syria drags on indefinitely, host states in Syria’s neighbourhood are facing new challenges and increasingly struggling to pro...
10 Dec 2015

The Case for a WANA Regional Development Bank

New and better solutions are needed to respond to the economic challenges that are affecting the West Asia- North Africa (WANA) region and potentially maintaining it in a conflict trap. These solutions must evolve from the region itself, both for sustainability and to galvanise the political will ne...
Author : Mays Abdel Aziz
01 Oct 2015

Forging New Strategies in Protracted Refugee Crises: Syrian Refugees and the Host State Economy: Jordan Case Study

The Syrian refugee crisis is exposing the inadequacy of international refugee policy for responding to complex, protracted crises in the contemporary era. As the fighting in Syria drags on indefinitely, host states in Syria’s neighbourhood are facing new challenges and increasingly struggling to pro...
Author : Sean D. Thomas, Mays Abdel Aziz, Dr Erica Harper
25 Oct 2009

WANA-LED Reconstruction and Recovery Expert Consultation Report

Reconstruction is a process of fundamental importance for the long-term peface, stability and development of all countries affected by conflict and war. The WANA region has experienced some of the most devastating wars of recent years and reconstruction and recovery have a particularly important rol...
Author : WANA Institute
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