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Top Ten Tips for Sustainable SSR Programming

Is there a one-size-fits-all method for achieving sustainability in SSR programming? Based on many years of experience in advising and supporting the implementation of SSR programs Alwin van den Boogaard argues that some key criteria apply. Read on for his tips for sustainable SSR reform, as part of our series on tips for SSR practitioners.


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Policy and Research Papers

Counterterrorism in Belgium: Key Challenges and Policy Options

This report by the Egmont Institute presents an exercise to assess Belgium’s counterterrorism policy in a critical but nuanced manner following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels and provides a number of recommendations to policy-makers including the need for more community policing; the relevance of counterterrorism financing and the terror-crime nexus. 

Ethiopia: Sliding Further Away from Democracy

Published by the Centre for Security Governance, this article analyses the impact on democracy and governance of the protests and the state of emergency in Ethiopia declared by the government. The author argues that, although messy, and perhaps disruptive to Ethiopia’s economic progress, what is needed is genuine democratic dialogue to solve this crisis.

Environmental Governance, Climate Change and Peacebuilding

Folke Bernadotte Academy's brief revisits the links between environmental factors and issues pertaining to peace and conflict while discussing how environmental governance and climate change policies can contribute to peacebuilding. The author argues that there is a growing need to understand these linkages, and integrate a more holistic approach for organizations working in the field of peacebuilding and conflict prevention.


All at Sea: The Policy Challenges of Rescue, Interception, and Long-Term Response to Maritime Migration

Published by the Migration Policy Institute, this book reviews the policy responses to irregular maritime arrivals at regional, national, and international levels, focusing on case studies in five global hotspots: the Mediterranean, the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea region, the Gulf of Aden/Red Sea, Australia, and the Caribbean.


Addressing the Refugee Situation in Palestine

Speaking from his 25 years of work in conflict zones, Pierre Krähenbühl, head of UNRWA emphasises that trends developing for Palestine refugees will perpetuate regional instability in the absence of a political process.



Security Challenges for Latin America | Monday 14 November 12:00 - 13:00 | Geneva

This public discussion with the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Mr Luis Almagro provides an opportunity to take a closer look at the present and future Security Challenges in Latin America. It also provides an attempt to examine the different steps to achieve a more accountable governance able to face these challenges.

New Ways to Tackle Human Trafficking for Forced Labour along Migration Routes | Friday 25 November | 09:00 - 17:00 | Geneva

This meeting co-sponsored by Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), DCAF and OSCE will be on the development of policy recommendations that address countering human trafficking for forced labour along migration routes. Bringing together representatives from relevant international actors, it aims to dicuss not only the migration crisis in Europe, but also the phenomenon at large, including consequences of restrictive migration legislation, organized crime connections, and social responsibility of the business sector. 


Project Manager | SFCG | Beirut | Deadline: 15 November 2016

Senior Legal Officer | OSCE | Mitrovica | Deadline: 21 November 2016

Political Affairs Officer  | UN | New York | Deadline: 26 November 2016


Tip of the Week

Want to learn about good practice in security and justice programming? Have a look at ISSAT's SSR Methodology and Guidance. It contains explanations of key concepts, recommended activities, and a growing collection of case studies, tools, examples, lessons, and other resources drawn from the collective experience of the community.