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Memorandum: Bush Administration Supplemental Aid Request

by Adam Isacson, Ingrid Vaicius

Mar-26-2003 | Policy Brief

On March 25 the Bush administration sent to Congress a request for supplemental funding "to cover military operations, relief and reconstruction activities in Iraq... Read More »

Memorandum: The U.S. Military Presence in Colombia

by , Ingrid Vaicius

Feb-26-2003 | Policy Brief

On February 13, a plane carrying four Defense Department-funded contractors and a Colombian sergeant was forced to make an emergency landing... Read More »


The "War on Drugs" meets the "War on Terror"

by Ingrid Vacius, Adam Isacson

Feb-03-2003 | Report

In 2000 – an age ago, in foreign-policy terms – U.S. involvement in war-torn Colombia was big news. The Clinton Administration moved through Congress a special aid bill just for Colombia and its neighbors.... Read More »

Dirty Money and Its Global Effects

Dirty Money and Its Global Effects

by , Brionne Dawson, Ilya Shulman, Clint Brewer

Jan-06-2003 | Report

The globalizing era has produced an explosion in the volume of illegitimate commercial and financial transactions. North American and European banking and investment institutions have been flooded with laundered and ill-gotten gains. Amounting to trillions of dollars, most of these sums are generated through secretive ar- rangements between co- operating but distant private-sector entities.... Read More »

Enhancing Democratic Governance of the Security Sector: An Institutional Assessment Framework

by Nicole Ball, Luc van de Goor, Tsjeard Bouta

Jan-01-2003 | Report

Security sector reform has assumed an increasingly prominent role on the international agenda over the last five years. It has been linked with debates on poverty alleviation, sustainable development, professionalization of the security forces, and good governance.... Read More »

Colombia-related questions about the 2002 supplemental appropriations request

by Adam Isacson

Apr-08-2002 | Policy Brief

The administration's supplemental appropriations request raises the following questions about our policy toward Colombia and foreign military assistance in general... Read More »

CIP Critique of House of Representatives Resolution on Colombia Aid

by Adam Isacson

Mar-06-2002 | Policy Brief

Though the language is much improved over earlier drafts, CIP is quite concerned about the vague recommendation on page 5 that the President "without undue delay" ... Read More »


by Nicole Ball

Feb-05-2002 | Report

That the subject of governance in the security sector is being addressed in the context of rebuilding Afghanistan is, I believe, a reflection of two important shifts in development thinking over the last decade.... Read More »

CIP Statement at End of FARC Talks


Jan-13-2002 | Policy Brief

Twenty-four hours remain before a three-year-old peace process between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas will come to an official end... Read More »

Integrating Defense into Public Expenditure Work

by Nicole Ball, Malcolm Holmes

Jan-11-2002 | Report

The timing and focus of this paper reflect the growing awareness in the donor community of the importance of both security and a well functioning public sector to development.... Read More »

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