Month: December 2012

A Day Late and Many Advisors Short: The Uncertain Future for Afghan Ministerial Development

This month the U.S. Department of Defense released its latest semi-annual report to Congress on the progress toward security and stability in Afghanistan. This report provides a detailed snapshot of indictors on the overall security, governance, reconstruction, and Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) development efforts by NATO-ISAF and the international community to date.

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Situation Report: SSR and DDR in the Sudans

On September 27, 2012, in the latest effort to quell tensions in the disputed border region separating the two states, Sudan and South Sudan signed a Cooperation Agreement. Included in the agreement is a plan to create a demilitarized zone in the five most disputed areas, extending 10 kilometres on each side of a temporary non-binding border. Concerns related to security and oil production still remain.

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Combatting Police Corruption: Opportunities for Security Governance through Civil Society

In November 2012, Transparency International’s International Defence and Security Programme published a report on the state of police corruption around the world titled Arresting Corruption in the Police. The report presents important insights into police corruption for domestic policy and offers significant conclusions for international actors, especially in how they relate to civil society.

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