Task Force on Security Cooperation with the Transitioning Arab Democracies Trip to Egypt and Tunisia

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On July 6-13, the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on US Security Cooperation with the Transitioning Arab Democracies, co-chaired by Congressman Jim Kolbe and General George Casey, launched a study tour in Cairo and Tunis.

Representatives from the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program and Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East met with senior political leaders and members of civil societies during this weeklong trip. The Task Force is evaluating civil-military relations in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya and how US security assistance can help the military play a productive role in the democratic transition, as well as addressing legitimate security needs. The Task Force will produce a report with recommendations to the US administration in the fall.