Policy and Research Papers
Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces
Although the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) are highly respected and committed to their mission, USIP reports on some of the main challenges that they face in their work. It deliberates on the ANDSF’s structure and capabilities and the needs for their long-term financial and operational sustainability.
Gender and community security
Promoting gender-sensitive approaches to security provision is recognised as being part of the peacebuilding canon. In this report, Saferworld explores the role of gender in community security programmes and looks at the effectiveness of such programmes in a range of contexts, such as Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, South Sudan and Yemen.
Joint Communication on elements for an EU-wide strategic framework to support SSR
This Joint Communication by the European Commission and the High Representative outlines proposed measures to enhance the effectiveness of the EU support to SSR. The objectives of the strategic framework are first presented, before detailing key elements and principles to achieving them, the areas of engagement, and the monitoring and evaluation of the policy recommendations.
Implementing Criminal Codes and Other Legislation in Postconflict and Developing Countries
After identifying the gap between principles and practices, INPROL presents this guide as a way to bridge ‘laws on the books’ and ‘laws in action’. It argues that in order for the effective implementation of new laws in fragile contexts to take place, a structured approach is needed to systematically prepare and plan for it.
World Politics Review | Hamas’ Costly Options for Ending the Gaza Blockade
This World Politics Review's weekly Trend Lines podcast discusses several issues. The first topics addressed, Honduras' militarisation of police and transitional justice in Côte d'Ivoire, are especially interesting from an SSR perspective.