Security Governance Group President Mark Sedra explores changing technology-driven conflict dynamics and threats in his new post. In his review, he discusses cyber warfare, drones/robotics, economic warfare and transnational crime. Click here to read the full post. In the decade ahead, the changing face of global conflict will place new pressure on security sectors in the developed and
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While conducting field research in Sierra Leone, Security Governance Group Associate Michael Lawrence describes his visit to a diamond mine, commenting on the role of disenfranchised youth in peacebuilding.
Security Governance Group Associate Charlotte Watson writes on the state of South African policing, calling for the need of a police service, not a police force. She is currently based in South Africa. - Policing in South Africa is once again in the spotlight after a series of incidents which are seen to highlight police brutality and corruption.
New Security Governance Group blog by Associate Aly Verjee, reviews two recent reports on security and regional stability in Bahrain. - Some foreign ministries are quite keen to mark anniversaries. Solemn tones can be invoked, momentous events recalled, official steps in according historical weight taken (and the process of historical revisionism begun.) Already in
By any available measurement, security in Haiti’s urban slums has deteriorated since the 2010 earthquake, reversing a period of gradual but consistent progress from 2006–2009. UN statistics, independent household surveys, NGO figures and field interviews all suggest that the handful of neighbourhoods where most of Haiti’s violence takes place have been experiencing a rising tide
A Security Governance Group Post. What started this week as a trivial matter — a mid-ranking soldier’s visit to the barber in Pibor, eastern Jonglei state, South Sudan — illustrates the challenge of security sector reform and transformation in the world’s newest country. An on-again, off-again Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA) officer, James Duag Kuburin, needed his
A Security Governance Group Post. There is no shortage of written materials on the concept of security sector reform (SSR), whether academic articles, policy reports or collections of essays. Much of this work examines how SSR has been implemented in specific reform settings, countries like Timor-Leste, Haiti, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. A majority of the voluminous country
I recently returned to the Western Balkans after an absence of over a year to attend a conference that brought together Parliamentary Defence and Security Committees from several countries of the region, as well as Turkey. The venue was Rakitje, the headquarters of RACVIAC , an organisation originally set up to supervise disarmament arrangements among
President Pérez Molina’s first year in office has produced mixed results. The President’s administration has enjoyed some modest successes on the economic and social front but has suffered a series of disappointments and setbacks to Guatemala’s most important challenge – improving governance and security.
This month the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its latest semi-annual report to Congress on the progress toward security and stability in Afghanistan. This report provides a detailed snapshot of indictors on the overall security, governance, reconstruction, and Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) development efforts by NATO-ISAF and the international community to date. The