Month: April 2011

Is it too early to talk again about Security Sector Reform in Côte d’Ivoire?

The deficiencies of past DDR and SSR efforts and unsuccessful attempts to remove the military and militias from politics will threaten the success of any future civilian Ivorian administration. If Ouattara genuinely wants to bring reform to Côte d’Ivoire, it will be necessary for him to take on a serious and methodological approach to SSR, despite past failings.

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