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Policy Papers - February 16, 2012

Security-Sector Reform: Nine Ways to Move from Policy to Implementation

Security sector reform (SSR) remains a relatively new and evolving concept, one that brings together practitioners and academics from many different backgrounds. The application of SSR differs from one context to the other, each with its own complications.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 23, 2011

What Army for Haiti?

President Michel Martelly of Haiti was widely expected to announce the creation of a new Haitian army on November 18, 2011. Instead, the newly-elected president called for the creation of a civilian-led commission that will have forty days to finalize a plan for the army, which was disbanded in 1995.  

 
 

 

Books - July 13, 2008

Building States to Build Peace

How can legitimate and sustainable states best be established in the aftermath of civil wars? What role should international actors play in supporting these vital processes? Addressing these questions, this IPI volume explores the core challenges involved in institutionalizing postconflict states. 

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2008

Civil War and the Rule of Law: Security, Development, Human Rights

How do rule of law programs contribute to conflict management? What strategies best address the challenges to securing the rule of law in fragile countries?  

 
 

 

Books - October 11, 2007

Managing Insecurity: Field Experiences of Security Sector Reform

Effective peacebuilding in the aftermath of civil war usually requires the drastic reform of security institutions, a process frequently known as security sector reform.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - February 14, 2006

Security-Development Nexus: Research Findings and Policy Implications, Security-Development Nexus Program Report

The necessity of linking security and development has become a policy mantra. This is a welcome development after the deliberate bifurcation of development and security policies during the Cold War.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - October 15, 2005

In Good Company? The Role of Business in Security Sector Reform

From the summary report: Security sector reform (SSR) has emerged in recent years as a way of tackling security and development issues in conflict-torn and conflict-prone states.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - April 15, 2005

Police Reform in Post Conflict Societies

The rising number of organizations carrying out police reform evidences the increasing importance attached to it. The United Nations (UN) is joined in police reform efforts by bilateral donors, a large and diverse number of international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and, increasingly, the private sector.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - September 14, 2004

Police Reform Through Community-Based Policing

Police reform is being increasingly recognized as a fundamental element of conflict management.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - April 15, 2003

Challenges in Police Reform: Promoting Effectiveness and Accountability

The report is an edited version of a background paper written by Dr. Call for an IPA [now IPI] meeting held in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on September 23, 2002, examining challenges in police reform.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.