Policy and Research Papers
The Foundation for Defence Procurement Reform in Ukraine
The Centre for Security Governance reflects on the ways in which fundamental reform in management of defence resources can take place in the context of Ukraine. It develops a framework that includes three pillars: development of a defence industry strategy, selecting a defence procurement strategy and reform of the defence industrial base.
Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime: Jamaica Case Study
The Canadian Department of Public Safety's Research Division (the Security Governance Group) reports on the impact of forced deportations, criminal and otherwise, on public security and organised crime in Canada and Jamaica, with a focus on transnational connections between deportees, organised crime, and Canada.
Responsive and Responsible: Politically Smart Rule of Law Reform in Conflict and Fragile States
The concept of rule of law is intrinsically political. Yet, according to UNDP and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) there is a lack of a political approach to the implementation of rule of law reform. In this joint report, they argue for the need of more responsive and responsible policies and actions to address the obstacles for the rule of law.
Civilian crisis management: Towards a new paradigm
The European Union Institute for Security Studies' (EUISS) Senior Analyst Thierry Tardy reports on the EU's conceptual and practical approach towards civilian crisis management. He argues that the approach has evolved given the current security environment and EU institutional setting. It has now become part of the internal security agenda and is addressed by multiple EU bodies instead of only the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA).
SSR Programming Trends, Challenges and Emerging Issues
In order to understand how SSR is evolving and where emerging gaps in practice or effectiveness are forming, the ISSAT methodology cell has developed a useful tool for practitioners that outlines lessons learned through various ISSAT experiences ranging from policy to implementation. The database is categorised in four sections: Policy, Concept and Approach to SSR; Project Design and Formulation; Project Implementation; and, Monitoring and Evaluation.
ISSAT Training Courses
Advanced Course on Security Sector Reform (in French)
In hopes of building the capacity of the international community's knowledge of Security Sector Reform, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with DCAF-ISSAT will be holding an advanced training on security sector reform. Preference will be given to practitioners working in or on the MENA region.