SSR in Practice | DCAF-ISSAT Activities
Belgium Royal Higher Institute for Defence (RHID) Conference
Mandator: Belgium. On 17 November, ISSAT was invited to share knowledge on military involvement in political affairs and its impact on security sector governance. ISSAT gave a conference presentation on the extra-military roles of African armies.
Support to EU Member States on Implementation of EU SSR Policy
Mandator: Slovakia. On 18 November, ISSAT is leading a workshop in Brussels on how member states could contribute to the implementation of the newly adopted EU SSR Policy framework. The outcome of the workshop will lay the foundations of the implementation plan for the new SSR policy.
UNHCR Workshop on Rule of Law
Mandator: UN. On 21 -22 November, ISSAT will facilitate a two-day workshop at the UNHCR Geneva headquarters for field protection officers to approach their work from a more holistic and SSG/SSR lens, linking emergency humanitarian work with long-term development.
Policy and Research Papers
The Malian Crisis: A Security Sector Perspective
Among all recent literature on the Malian Crisis, this blog by David Law written for the Centre for Security Governance (CSG) provides a security sector perspective on the ongoing crisis in Mali and focuses on stabilisation and security sector reform challenges.
Our Fast-growing Cities are Becoming Hotbeds of Unrest
This brief by the World Economic Forum sheds light on the outcomes of the Habitat III conference and its policy implications for urban security to achieve peace in the massively growing cities of the developing world in the next 20 years.
Fragility and Security Sector Reform
The Fragility Study Group points out to the increasing reliance of the United States on Security Sector Assistance (SSA) with many US agencies involved in the process, spending an estimated $18.5 billion annually. Is there a correlation between increased SSA and stability in fragile states?
Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East
Focusing on Civil-Military Relations (CMR) in Egypt and Turkey, this recent book published by the Arab Reform Initiative positions the historical experience of these two countries in the Middle East. Read on to find more about the possible strategies for the civilians to keep the military at bay and pathways for Egypt to benefit from the Turkish experience.
Hope in Mosul
In this video published by Chatham House, Renad Mansour speaks of the current high mood on the ground in Iraq due to hopes of ISIS losing control over the city and the region.