Author: Mark Sedra

Jennifer Erin Salahub

Jennifer Erin Salahub Senior Fellow Jennifer Salahub is an expert in security and development, with a focus on urban violence, poverty, and inequalities, including gender inequality. About She joined the Centre for Security Governance as a Senior Fellow in August 2017. From 2013-2017, Ms. Salahub managed the Safe and Inclusive Cities initiative, a global research program jointly funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development. Prior to joining IDRC, Ms. Salahub was Senior Researcher and team leader of the North-South Institute’s (NSI) Fragile and Conflict-Affected States program. While at NSI, she conducted...

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Philippines’ Security Sector and the War on Drugs

Although the Republic of the Philippines is not generally recognised as a violent or fragile state, since ex-Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected President on 30 June 2016, the country has been regularly making the headlines. CSG Senior Fellow Alix Valenti explains why Duterte’s war on drugs has proved to be particularly bloody.

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Mark Sedra

Mark Sedra Senior Fellow The co-founder of the Centre for Security Governance, Mark is currently the President and Research Director of the Canadian International Council (CIC) an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs. About Mark’s research has focused on peace building and state building processes in fragile and conflict-affected states. He has conducted research on several countries and regions, including Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and the Balkans. Mark has been a consultant to governments, intergovernmental organizations, and NGOs, including the United Nations, Global Affairs Canada and the UK Department for International Development. In 2012, Mark established the Security Governance Group, a...

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Matthew Brubacher

Matthew Brubacher Senior Fellow Matthew Brubacher currently works with the United Nations Mission to Libya. About Previously, he has worked with the African Union supporting their peace support operations in CAR and Somalia and prior to that as a DDR officer with the UN mission in DRC. Matthew also worked as a cooperation adviser for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and as an officer in the Palestine Liberation Organisation where he supported the Camp David II negotiations. Matthew has an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s from Georgetown’s School...

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Publication Announcement

The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is pleased to announce the publication of a new CSG Paper by CSG Senior Fellow Sarah Dewhurst and Lindsey Greising. It is the second of two papers on Timor-Leste and the product of a wider series of papers that has come out of a multi-year research project.

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Publication Announcement

The CSG is pleased to announce the publication of a new CSG Paper by CSG Fellow Ibrahim Bangura. It is the second of two papers on Sierra Leone and the product of a wider series of papers that has come out of a multi-year research project.

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Alix Valenti

Alix Valenti Senior Fellow Alix Valenti is an independent consultant and a freelance journalist focusing on issues of governance, defence and security. About She holds a PhD in development planning from University College London, and her thesis focused on understanding the impact of international statebuilding on state-citizen relations through an analysis of social cohesion in post-conflict urban spaces. She lived in Timor Leste for ten months to carry out her PhD field research, interviewing government officials, staff members of INGOs and CSOs, and community leaders as well as community members. Alix has ten years of experience working as a...

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Publication Announcement

The CSG is pleased to announce the publication of a new CSG Paper by CSG Fellow Gaëlle Rivard Piché. It is the second of two papers on El Salvador and the product of a wider series of papers that has come out of a multi-year research project.

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Mainstreaming Gender Sensitive Police Reform

This article delves into the ever-evolving field of gender security sector reform, in order to uncover its shortcomings and subsequently provide novel to the discipline. It argues that practices within the field of gender sensitive police reform display radical alternatives to overcome SSR’s issues, specifically through its focus on ‘gender-mainstreaming’ as a transformative approach to reform.

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The Malian Crisis: A Crisis in the Making

Part one of three on the CSG’s Special Series from Senior Fellow David Law which provides a security sector perspective on the ongoing crisis in Mali and focuses on stabilization and security sector reform challenges to address in this context.

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The Malian Crisis: A Security Sector Perspective

The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is pleased to present a new three-part blog contribution from CSG Senior Fellow David Law which provides a security sector perspective on the ongoing crisis in Mali and focuses on stabilization and security sector reform challenges to address in this context.

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Ethiopia: Sliding further away from democracy

This article analyzes the impact on democracy and governance of the protests and the state of emergency in Ethiopia declared by the government. The author argues that, although messy, and perhaps disruptive to Ethiopia’s economic progress, what is needed is genuine democratic dialogue to solve this crisis.

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Injustice and (In)Security: Public perceptions of Nigeria and Kenya’s security forces and their implications for the fight against violent extremism

Using evidence from Afrobarometer surveys, the authors analyze public perceptions of security in Nigeria and Kenya and the implications this has on countering violent extremism. They focus on issues of public trust in security forces, corruption and the success and failure of security-led approaches vs development-oriented approaches to violence and violent extremism.

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Police Reform in Iraq: Challenges and Lessons Learned (Part 1)

CSG’s Antoine Vandemoortele interviews Sr. Fellow Paul Biddle, Strategic Police Advisor to the UK Embassy in Baghdad, the Coalition Joint Task Force Operation “Inherent Resolve” and the Governor of Anbar in Iraq between February and May 2016. Part 1 discusses Biddle’s role as Strategic Police Advisor as well as the context and key challenges of police reform in Anbar province.

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