PRISME aims to redefine the conception of “security” in the Middle East and North Africa, as the starting point for strategic relations between MENA countries and their European and North American partners. It does so in pursuit of effective, collaborative approaches to ensuring a more peaceful and stable future. To this end, PRISME sponsors dialogue and debate between foreign policy professionals across diverse backgrounds and perspectives. These include individuals in governments, thinktanks and academic institutions located in the MENA region, Europe and North America, with a specific focus on engaging young and emerging thinkers and practitioners. Its goal is to re-define security in the Middle East, broadening the definitions of what it looks like, for whom, how it can be achieved, and how outside actors can contribute to it.


The PRISME (SALAM) team comprises experts on alternative security from Europe, the Middle East and North America.


PRISME is part of the research, policy and activism project, “Revitalizing Debate on the Global Arms Trade” which is led by the World Peace Foundation program at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

It is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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