Month: December 2013

SSR and the Crisis in CAR

Security Governance Group Senior Associate David Law looks at the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). He reflects on his own experiences in the country and describes the shortcomings of previous attempts to reform the security sector, which failed to prevent the current situation.

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Securing Borders Against Nuclear and Radiological Materials

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Ukraine inherited “the third largest nuclear weapon stockpile” after Russia and the United States. Ukraine became nuclear-weapon-free in 1996, after committing to fully disarm in 1994. Yet, the trafficking and smuggling of harmful materials across Ukraine’s border remains a serious security risk requiring immediate attention.

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