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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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Police Reform in Iraq: Challenges and Lessons Learned (Part 2)

CSG’s Antoine Vandemoortele continues the interview with 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 II addresses issues of lessons learned and future areas of work to create a sustainable policing model in Anbar province.

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Is it too early to talk again about Security Sector Reform in Côte d’Ivoire?

The deficiencies of past DDR and SSR efforts and unsuccessful attempts to remove the military and militias from politics will threaten the success of any future civilian Ivorian administration. If Ouattara genuinely wants to bring reform to Côte d’Ivoire, it will be necessary for him to take on a serious and methodological approach to SSR, despite past failings.

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