Security Sector Reform

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 04:52
Several proposals meant to raise money for El Salvador's security initiatives -- including a so-called cell phone "tax" -- have generated significant controversy. This suggests that as bad as things may be in El Salvador, the situation hasn't yet reached a point where elites are willing to come together for the sake of raising security funds.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 05:47
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the SADC Observer Mission that he has led made recommendations for the Kingdom of Lesotho to consider affecting constitutional and security reforms.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 05:58
Georgia's defense minister has publicly criticized the country's state-owned arms manufacturer, saying it needs closer oversight and calling into question the purpose of its highest-profile product, a domestically produced armored personnel carrier.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:57
While in Ukraine we discussed the two key elements of our support for Ukraine and Ukrainian reform efforts, and that is reform of their police services and efforts to improve anticorruption and eliminate corruption from government institutions.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 05:20
A new police force in Kyiv seems to be winning over the public in the Ukrainian capital, if social media is any barometer. Selfies with some of the 2,000 officers -- many of them young and photogenic, and a fifth of them female -- are all the rage on the Internet.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:57
I just returned from a three-day trip there in my capacity as vice chair of the National Democratic Institute and I was truly inspired by the spirit I witnessed in a people who have been through so much turmoil in the past two years.
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 05:26
The U.S. will continue assisting the reform of Ukraine's law enforcement system, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 05:31
The prime minister of Ukraine reassured President Obama on Monday that his embattled government was making important progress in overhauling the country’s troubled economy and meeting the terms of a shaky cease-fire with Russia.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 05:58
Georgian lawmakers passed on the second reading a package of legislative amendments that provide for the creation of a new State Security Service with responsibility for counterterrorism, counterintelligence, electronic surveillance, and anticorruption measures.
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 06:59
Given Raúl’s age—84—there will be another succession in the near future. The critical question is not what economic reforms Raúl may introduce, but what follows him.