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Dilemmas of Security Sector Reform

by Nicole Ball

Jan-01-2004 | Report

Security sector reform consists of a broad range of activities involving a wide variety of local stakeholders and external partners. The unifying factor is the focus on democratic governance.... Read More »

Paint by Numbers

Paint by Numbers

by Adam Isacson, Lisa Haugaard, Joy Olson

Aug-04-2003 | Report

A report detailing recent trends in U.S. military training in Latin America based on congressionally mandated reports. An important story unfolds about U.S. military programs and challenges to oversight. ... Read More »

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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 »

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN THE SECURITY SECTOR

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 »

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 »

Off-Budget Military Expenditure and Revenue: Issues and Policy Perspectives for Donors

by Nicole Ball, Dylan Hendrickson

Jan-01-2002 | Report

This study is part of follow-up work to the February 2000 Security-Sector Reform and Military Expenditure Symposium organized by DFID.... Read More »

"Steel Magnolias:" Adjusting to Reality in Putumayo

by Adam Isacson, Abbey Steele

Dec-14-2001 | Report

Two Saturdays ago María Inés Restrepo, the director of Colombia's alternative development agency (PLANTE), pulled out several coca plants and symbolically replaced them with a newly planted magnolia tree... Read More »

Just the Facts 2001-2002

Just the Facts 2001-2002

by Adam Isacson, Joy Olson

Oct-01-2001 | Report

This report analyzes U.S. defense and security relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, 2001 - 2002. ... Read More »

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