‘The International Security Echo-Chamber: Getting Civil Society Into the Room’

This recent Just Security article observes the common absence of meaningful roles for civil society organisations (CSOs) in international policymaking and conflict prevention, noting that:

“External interventions carried out in the name of security often end up undermining peace and security”.

The author suggests that governments often fail to consider alternative ways of thinking about security and foreign policy, whereas CSOs – if consulted – could often potentially help promote security policy alternatives more effectively.