Load low-bandwidth site?
Help

Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

Regulating irregular actors in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria table
Date14 Jun 2021
Time2:00 pm 3:15 pm BST |9:00 am10:15 am EDT
Provider Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
AddressVirtual
Type Virtual
CostNo Cost
Booking URLhttps://odi.org/en/events/regulating-irregular-actors-in-afghanistan-iraq-and-syria/
Description

In the last two decades, Western states have frequently worked with non-state or sub-state armed groups to confront security threats, whether as partners in global counter-terrorism operations or as the de facto security providers in stabilisation and peace-building contexts.

In partnership with ODI’s Centre for the Study of Armed Groups and GPPi, this webinar aims to explore emerging international practice on due diligence and risk mitigation measures in the context of partnerships with non-state or sub-state armed groups. To explore this emerging practice, the webinar will highlight findings from a recently published paper that looks at seven US partnerships with local, substate and non-state forces in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. This paper, and the lessons learned from the case studies within it, serve as a launching pad for a broader discussion about how states and the international community might try to mitigate some of the human rights, security, or other policy risks that arise with more irregular armed groups.

To provide a broader narrative, our webinar includes perspectives from UN, US and European policymakers who have worked in environments where non-state armed groups are a significant part of the political and security landscape. Panellists address how different states or international actors have tried to address these risks and suggest possible recommendations for the future.

Speakers

Ashley Jackson – Chair – Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Armed Groups, ODI

Erica Gaston – Panellist – Non-resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute

Carter Malkasian – Panellist – Former Senior Advisor to General Joseph Dunford and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ivan M. Nielsen – Discussant – Former Danish Special Representative for the Syria Crisis

Related:

Collaborating on security incidents – reporting and analysis between international and local NGOs | Insecurity Insight Workshop | Aidex

Aid work is increasingly delivered in collaboration between international and local actors. This requires adaptation of security risk management approaches and tools for such collaboration to ensure a safe working environment for all. At present there is a lack of discussion about security risk management between international and local NGOs,…

Haiti 3 | GISF Roundtable

GISF is organising a roundtable on Haiti on 7th October at 2:30 PM – 4: 00 PM BST/09:30 AM-11:00 AM ET. The purpose of this roundtable is to provide an opportunity for members to share updates, ask questions and learn from what others are doing regarding the context. Members may…

Ensuring risk sharing and equitable security risk management for all aid actors: working with local and national organisation and staff | GISF and Insecurity Insight Workshops | Aidex 2022

Aid work is increasingly delivered in collaboration between international and local actors. This requires adaptation of security risk management approaches and tools for such collaboration to ensure a safe working environment for all. At present there is a lack of discussion about security risk management between international and local NGOs,…