Security Sector Reform

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 06:56
Authorities in Venezuela have arrested eight members of the national police force on suspicion of kidnapping, the latest sign that reform efforts have failed to root out corruption within the country's police.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:55
Actions in Ukraine have altered how Kazakhstan views Russian intent in the former Soviet Union and increased its sense of vulnerability. In response, the administration of President Nursultan Nazarbayev has undertaken measures to strengthen government, protect economic stability and shut down speculation that a Ukrainian scenario could unfold in its northern provinces.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 07:43
Kazakhstan’s internal politics are evolving. Nazarbayev’s reelection was driven by voters’ desire for stability and security, with the tacit understanding that Kazakhstan is at a difficult stage of its development, and that in the course of his next term the president must implement a comprehensive reform agenda.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 06:15
Setbacks in security sector reform (SSR) efforts in Africa in recent years are reminders that establishing an effective and accountable security sector is inextricably linked to the quality of democratic governance. Only legitimately elected leaders have built-in incentives to create capable security sectors focused on citizen security.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 07:11
The idea of a literal war on terrorism, as opposed to the figurative "wars" on corruption and drugs, is meant to generate a climate of fear and foster an unthinking and unquestioning patriotism. This provides not only the carpet under which the Kenyan government seeks to sweep its failure to fundamentally reform and fix the country's security system, but also the justification for a clampdown on dissent.
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:13

Recognizing the country could serve as a model for others in the region, the United States has marshalled a significant amount of resources to assist Tunisia. From FY 2011 to FY 2014, the United States provided an estimated $167 million in security assistance and has requested at least $142 million for FY 2015 and FY 2016 combined. Yet, the United States has several challenges in effectively assisting Tunisia.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 07:24
Guinea-Bissau’s international partners will meet in Brussels on 25 March to examine, among other things, the crucial issue of security sector reform (SSR). In the last 40 years, the army has attempted a dozen coups and three have been successful. This instability has been one of the impediments to the country’s development.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 07:38
The top U.S. military officer urged Iraqi leaders Monday to take steps to ensure the effectiveness of U.S. and allied security aid, calling for additional reforms to military leadership and pay systems and increased recruitment of troops to fight the Islamic State.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:31
Kenya's High Court has thrown out key aspects of a tough new anti-terrorism law after a legal challenge by the opposition. The government said the law was needed to counter the growing threat posed by militant Islamists.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 06:32
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on December 10 that time has come to “launch discussions” about reforming the Interior Ministry with the view of possible separation of security and intelligences agencies from the ministry.