This first blog in a first-part series on Mali provides background on the country and how its present crisis emerged.
This third blog in the Mali series discusses the current situation in the country and the implications for security sector governance that stem from the national, regional, EU and UN efforts to stabilize the country.
This third blog on the situation in the Middle East discusses the proposition to create a Sunni state in parts of Syria and Iraq. On 25 November 2015, John Bolton, US representative to the UN from 2005–2006, neo-con par excellence, published a piece in the New York Times that advocated the creation … [Read more…]
20 January 2014 Is the world’s youngest state on the way to becoming a failed state? The author, who worked in South Sudan when it was still part of Sudan, attempts an answer. http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2014/01/20/south-sudan-going-south/
12 December 2013 In 2008, the CAR government and the donor community were engaged in an effort to prepare what would have been the most comprehensive SSR programme ever in a fragile, post-conflict country – if it had been implemented. The author, who worked in CAR at that time, discusses where the country is now … [Read more…]