CSG INSIGHTS

The CSG Insights series features a selection of the most popular, most discussed and most impactful commentaries and analysis that have previously appeared on our blog.

CSG Insight No. 11 – Measuring Security: Homicide as an Indicator of State Capacity In Oil-Producing States

This blog post was originally published on the SSR Resource Centre in June 2016. This article uses an innovative approach to measure state capacity in the security sector and draws from comparative research on Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire to test how homicide rates can provide insights on policing capacity. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

June 2016

CSG Insight No. 10 – Ukraine’s Updated Security Sector Laws: What promise do these laws hold?

This blog post by Joseph L. Derdzinski analyzes recent updates and changes to Ukraine’s security sector laws. The blog post provides a useful overview and assessment of the challenges to security sector reform in Ukraine. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

November 2015

CSG Insight No. 9 – Police Reform in Kenya: Challenges and opportunities

This blog post by Annie Mageka, CSG Blog Correspondent (Kenya), is the first contribution on our blog to feature analysis by local researchers and journalists as part of our new Blog Correspondent series. In this contribution, Annie Mageka analyzes the police reform process in Kenya and discusses recommendations to improve the state of policing in Kenya with local stakeholders she interviewed.  It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

October 2015

CSG Insight No. 8 – Programming Tools: Another Way of Keeping External Control of the SSR Process?

This blog post by Dr. Anthony Welch analyzes new tools available for more effective security sector reform programming. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

June 2015

CSG Insight No. 7 – Paramilitary Violence and Policing in Northern Ireland

This article by Branka Marijan and Seán Brennan analyzes the impact of paramilitary activity and violence on the legitimacy and practices of the reformed Police Service of Northern Ireland. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

May 2015

CSG Insight No. 6 – Learning from Failure? British and European Approaches to Security and Justice Programming

This blog post by Antoine Vandemoortele originally discussed recent evaluation reports of UK and EU security and justice programming and analyzes alternative and innovative security sector reform strategies. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

March 2015

CSG Insight No. 5 – Policing Engendered Security Sector Reform

This blog post by Heather Murphy originally explored the various measures of gender sensitive police reform and argued that a multifaceted approach is required if police are to successfully undergo a gender sensitive reform process. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

October 2014

CSG Insight No. 4 – Security Sector Reform in North Africa: Why It’s Not Happening

This post by Robert M. Perito originally offered a critical perspective on the lack of success in security sector reform in Egypt and Libya, while pointing to Tunisia as a relative success story and potential model. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

January 2015

CSG Insight No. 3 – Consolidating Peace in Mali

This post by Eric Muller originally offered important insight on the ongoing peacebuilding challenges in Mali and has therefore been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

August 2014

CSG Insight No. 2 – The Dangers of Unfinished Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan

This post by Mark Sedra offers important insight on the continuing challenges facing security sector reform in Afghanistan and has therefore been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

September 2014

CSG Insight No. 1 – ISIS’ Success in Iraq: A Testimony to Failed Security Sector Reform

On August 8, the United States began a series of targeted air strikes against the Islamic State of Syria and al-Shām in Iraq. This blog post by Andreas Krieg was originally published in July 2014. While written prior to these recent events, the piece offers critical insight on why the Iraqi Army proved so ineffective against this extremist group. It has been republished here as part of the CSG Insights series.

July 2014