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Mali SSR Background Note

Mali is the new country profile that has been added to our collection of ISSAT background notes. Read on for an overview of the political context and a detailed analysis of the role that SSR is playing in specific sectors in the country, such as justice, defence, the police and the prison system. Access our website to explore the rest of our SSR background notes on other countries.


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Policy and Research Papers

Nigeria: The Challenge of Military Reform

International Crisis Group reflects on the military reforms in Nigeria, arguing that recent progress will be short-lived unless followed by a comprehensive reform program that encompasses the entire defence management spectrum, including leadership, oversight and administration.

Transitional policing in South Sudan’s peace agreement: Joint Integrated Police

What are the potential difficulties and challenges associated with the Joint Integrated Police (JIP) in South Sudan? Saferworld outlines these issues in a report that is intended to inform those planning to support the JIP and the security sector reform process in South Sudan going forward.

Human Securitability: Cornerstone of Latvian Development Policy

The Latvian Cross-Sectoral Coordination Centre (CSCC) developed the National Development Plan 2014-2020 in which they identified the growth of the economy, the human securitability (a form of resilience), and the growth for all regions as the main priorities for the nation. The CSCC has created a useful presentation that outlines the country's approach to creating a holistic domestic policy strategy on human security that can be a helpful tool for any practitioner in the process of designing a national strategy that includes human security.


Creative disruption for better security & justice programmes

In this 10 min podcast, Clingendael's Senior Research Fellow Erwin van Veen discusses what is needed to get serious about improving security and justice programmes in fragile societies with Craig Valters (Overseas Development Institute), Debra Ladner (The Asia Foundation) and Hans Rouw (PAX).

Other documents

Keeping and Building Peace

Folke Bernadotte Academy's (FBA) brief examines the UN's experience with peacekeeping and peacebuilding. No significant difference in the support provided between keeping and building peace is evident, which hinders the organisation's ability to fully adapt to the country context. 



What is driving Russia’s foreign and security policy? | Tuesday 14 June 2016 | 10:30 - 11:00 | Solna (Sweden)

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Director Dan Smith will moderate a panel discussion about Russia's security policy with experts from Russia and Europe. The conflict in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula have transformed international perceptions of Russia. Against this background, a sharp debate has developed about Russia’s strategic aims and the principal drivers of its foreign and security policy.

Youth, Peace and Security: New Global Perspectives | Tuesday 14 June 2016 | 14:00 - 16:00 | Washington

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Inter-agency Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding for a discussion of the resolution with the U.N. Secretary-General’s first Envoy for Youth H.E. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan, young leaders from countries affected by violent extremism and armed conflict, and other senior experts.

Russia, the West and European Security: How to Return to Cooperation and Stability? | Tuesday 14 June 2016 | 15:30 - 17:00 | London

Chatham House is hosting a roundtable with members of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security to interact and examine the ways in which Russia and the West could develop a better relationship, especially after the tensions over the annexation of Crimea. 


Peacebuilding Officer | DPKO | New York | Deadline: 17 June 2016

Senior Gender Affairs Officer | DPKO | New York | Deadline: 17 June 2016

Head of Country Office - Middle East and North Africa | DCAF | Deadline: 19 June 2016

Programme Officer (Mediation Support) 100% | Center for Security Studies | Zurich | Deadline: 22 June 2016