DCAF - ISSAT Activities
Consultation with EU Director Generals
Mandator: Slovakia. 28 November. ISSAT shared insights on implementing the EU-wide Strategy Framwork on SSR in a meeting attended by Director Generals of the European Commission and other organisations based in Brussels. Insights were based on the workshop conducted on the subject earlier in the month.
Backstopping Support to SDC Honduras
Mandator: Switzerland. 1-16 December. ISSAT is currently in Honduras providing support to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on improving effectiveness of the national police.
Policy and Research Papers
Afghan Women and Violent Extremism - United States Institute of Peace
Drawing on more than one hundred interviews from the field in Afghanistan, this report delves into the roles women play in the context of violent extremism —an untapped area of ethnographic research on the issue— presenting critical findings for effective policy and programming.
Aiding and Assisting: Challenges in Armed Conflict and Counterterrorism - Chatham House
This brief argues that greater transparency is necessary on the assistance that states provide to one another, and to non-state groups in armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations. Read the document which offers a practical perspective on the issues, illustrated with topical examples drawn from armed conflict and counterterrorism.
Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration and Conflict in a Changing World - Wilson Center
There is significant concern that climate change may influence violent conflict. Building off a workshop held at the Wilson Center last year, this report provides a background scan of relevant literature and an in-depth analysis of the high-profile cases of Darfur and Syria to discern policy-relevant lessons from the latest research on climate change and conflict.
Deterring Nuclear Terrorism
As the risk of non-state acquisition of nuclear capability haunts many states, this book discusses what it entails to block the pathways to terrorist acquisition of a nuclear weapon and how to prevent negligence by one of the nine nuclear-weapon states.
Security Sector Reform: Lessons from Africa
In this video, the former Security Studies chair of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies discusses his field experience and shares his insights as part of a panel discussion at the Next Generation of African Security Sector Leaders Conference in 2016.
Protection against Risks and Threats in Conflict Areas | 19-24 February 2017 | Sweden
This one-week training programme by the Folke Bernadotte Academy has been designed for international personnel who might be bubject to a high level of risk at job postings in conflict areas. The participants will acquire and test tools and techniques to prepare themselves for possible dangerous situations.