Month: December 2011

New DCAF Reports on Gender and SSR

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces has just released two volumes on gender and the security sector. The first, entitled The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa, and the second volume, entitled Gender and Security Sector Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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“A Cautionary Tale: Plan Colombia’s Lessons for U.S. Policy Toward Mexico and Beyond”

As the drug war continues to expand southward, a growing number of countries are following Mexico’s lead by deploying the military in an internal security role to directly confront the drug gangs. A new joint report from the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, the Center for International Policy and the Washington Office on Latin America draws on the experience of Plan Colombia and highlights several ways in which the military strategy threatens security.

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