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The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship  That Can’t Go to War

The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship That Can’t Go to War

by Jacob Marx

Aug-26-2014 | Policy Brief

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the Navy’s response to perceived changes in naval warfare and falling budgets. In theory, the LCS is a multifaceted and cost-effective answer to these requirements. In reality, the LCS is an overpriced, underperforming vessel that does not meet current needs and is a bad deal for taxpayers... Read More »

Evaluation of the Danish Peace  and Stabilisation Fund

Evaluation of the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Fund

by Nicole Ball

Aug-25-2014 | Report

The Peace and Stabilisation Fund (PSF) was established under the 2010-2014 Danish Defence Agreement as a cross-government funding pool to support stabilisation and conflict prevention initiatives at the nexus of security and development. Between 2010 and 2014, the Fund was allocated DKK 941.4 million. Half is official development assistance (ODA); half is non-ODA resources from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)... Read More »

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

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May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

Putting Governance at the Heart of Security Sector Reform

Putting Governance at the Heart of Security Sector Reform

by Nicole Ball

Apr-03-2014 | Report

Democratically governed security and justice sectors are a core objective of the Security Sector Development (SSD) agenda. But few such programs put governance front and center... Read More »

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

Promising the Sky: Pork Barrel Politics and the F-35 Combat Aircraft

by William D. Hartung

Jan-22-2014 | Report

Lockheed Martin's assertions that the development and construction of the F-35 combat aircraft sustains 125,000 jobs in 46 states are exaggerated says Hartung, and his latest report documents how the real number is roughly half of what Lockheed Martin claims... Read More »

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

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Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

African Peace Facility Evaluation - Part 2: Annexes

African Peace Facility Evaluation - Part 2: Annexes

by Nicole Ball

Nov-01-2013 | Report

Reviewing the overall implementation of the APF as an instrument for African efforts to manage conflicts on the continent... Read More »

Evaluation du Volet Gouvernance du Programme DSS

Evaluation du Volet Gouvernance du Programme DSS

by Nicole Ball, Fabien Nsengimana

Oct-28-2013 | Report

This evaluation assesses the achievements of the governance component of the Burundi-Netherlands Security Sector Development Programme. It demonstrates the complexity of and importance of addressing governance related issues as part of security sector reform... Read More »

African Peace Facility Evaluation - Part 2

African Peace Facility Evaluation - Part 2

by Nicole Ball

Oct-01-2013 | Report

Reviewing the overall implementation of the APF as an instrument for African efforts to manage conflicts on the continent... Read More »

US Policy on Syria: War or Diplomacy?

US Policy on Syria: War or Diplomacy?

by Carl Conetta

Sep-23-2013 | Report

A selection of critical views and proposals on the way forward with Syria... Read More »

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