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Plan Colombia - Six Years Later

Plan Colombia - Six Years Later

by Adam Isacson

Oct-31-2006 | Report

The Center for International Policy releases a new report on Putumayo and Medellín, Colombia... Read More »

Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Mapping Issues, Dilemmas and Guiding Principles

by Nicole Ball, Luc van de Goor

Aug-01-2006 | Report

The process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants plays a critical role in transitions from war to peace.... Read More »

Blueprint for intelligence reform

Blueprint for intelligence reform

by Melvin A. Goodman

Jun-05-2006 | Report

The United States was relatively late in establishing the Central Intelligence Agency, an organization that grew out of the smaller and more limited wartime Office of Strategic Services. In contrast, government organizations devoted to intelligence gathering existed in the sixteenth century in Great Britain, in the eighteenth century in czarist Russia, and by the nineteenth century in France.... Read More »

The corruption of intelligence in the leadup to the invasion of Iraq

The corruption of intelligence in the leadup to the invasion of Iraq

by Melvin A. Goodman

Jun-05-2006 | Report

The greatest possible failure of the CIA or any intelligence agency is to misuse intelligence in order to take the country to war. Intelligence was manipulated prior to the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, and the Vietnam War.... Read More »

National Intelligence: The dereliction of congressional oversight

National Intelligence: The dereliction of congressional oversight

by Melvin A. Goodman

May-01-2006 | Report

Currently the Senate and House intelligence committees, which were created in the mid-1970s to ensure oversight of secret agencies, are observing all of these duties in the breach.... Read More »

Squaring the Circle: Security Sector Reform and Transformation and Fiscal Stabilisation in Palestine

by Nicole Ball, Peter Bartu, Adriaan Verheul

Jan-16-2006 | Report

This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development in order to explore the linkages between security-sector reform and transformation, including downsizing of the Palestine National Security Forces, at a time of political instability, on the one hand, and fiscal stabilisation and financial management over the medium term under conditions of significant economic uncertainty, on the other hand.... Read More »

“Civil Society Actors in Defence and Security Affairs”

by Nicole Ball

Jan-01-2006 | Report

A safe and secure environment for people, communities and states is an essen- tial co-condition for sustainable economic, political and social development and conflict mitigation.... Read More »

Borrando las divisiones

Borrando las divisiones

by Adam Isacson, Joy Olson, Lisa Haugaard

Dec-05-2005 | Report

El año pasado, publicamos un informe que hablaba de la confusión que existe en América Latina en las funciones militares y policiales en un contexto de menor control civil sobre los programas estadounidenses de asistencia militar. Un año después, se observa que estas tendencias están intensificándose. ... Read More »

Erasing the Lines

Erasing the Lines

by Adam Isacson, Lisa Haugaard, Joy Olson

Dec-05-2005 | Report

Last year, our "Blurring the Lines" report discussed the confusion of military and policing roles in Latin America amid weakening civilian oversight of U.S. military assistance programs. This report analyzes how these trends are intensifying.... Read More »

Trends in Security Sector Reform (SSR): Policy, Practice and Research

by Nicole Ball, Dylan Hendrickson

Nov-03-2005 | Report

The security sector reform agenda emerged within development and security policy circles in the late 1990s in recognition of the need for a broader approach to security assistance.... Read More »

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