Tag: Military Reform

Cameroon’s double-edged sword: Civil-military relations and the development of a new social contract

The fight against Boko-Haram, is transforming the identity of Cameroon’s army as well as the way it is perceived by its citizens. Cameroonians are mobilizing like never before around their army. The transformation is giving rise to an emerging ‘social contract’, with likely profound impact for security and the exercise of legitimate civilian control by the executive over the military.

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Indonesia’s Presidential Elections in 2014: The Question of Military Professionalism

Indonesia’s outgoing President Susilo B. Yudhoyono recently reprimanded the role and position of the army/police with regards to the political issue of military professionalism and the need for the army and national police to remain neutral in politics. The critical question of how far have military reforms improved Indonesia’s military professionalism, is explored in this article.

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