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Decompressing Conflict Potential

Czechoslovakia

Advised, as part of a NATO delegation,  the national government on ways of proceeding with an orderly division of the country’s defence establishment and equipment (1992-93)

 

Kosovo (multiple activities as 2005)

Advised whole-of-government and civil society representatives on how to conceptualise the roles and relationships of the key actors in Kosovo’s emerging security sector

Advised whole-of-government actors on how to optimise the interface between government and the security forces, and raise the overall efficiency of security sector management

Advised whole-of-government actors on how to foster greater coherence across the security sector through better communication, coordination and cooperation

Advised, on behalf of the Czech government, whole-of-government actors on best practices in drafting a national security strategy and using the process to forge a national consensus on security

Advised parliamentarians on their roles and responsibilities in building a culture of democratic security sector governance and oversight

Advised media representatives on their roles and responsibilities in the area of democratic security sector governance and oversight

Advised whole-of-government and civil society actors on how to position Kosovo vis-à-vis the key intergovernmental organisations involved in SSG

Advised whole-of-government actors on how to set up and operationalise the Kosovo Security Council

 

NATO (see also work with NATO under Working with Intergovernmental Organisations)

 

Russian Federation

Advised the Institute  for the Economy in Transition  (think tank of Yegor Gaidar, Russia’s first democratically appointed prime minister) on how to structure the relationships between Moscow and the regions (1992-2002)

 

Sudan

Advised members of the South Sudanese Liberation army on developing a capacity for training soldiers on the issue of democratic control of armed forces (2009)

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