Militias in the Middle East and North Africa: “It’s the governance, stupid!”

Militia groups in the Middle East can threaten local governance and regional stability. After the Islamic State (ISIS) lost territorial control in Iraq, for example, paramilitary groups have sometimes filled the vacuum, capitalizing on the very conditions of bad governance that helped usher ISIS to power and continue to hinder stability in the region. On … Continue reading Militias in the Middle East and North Africa: “It’s the governance, stupid!”