General Articles on Security Sector Reform and Governance
Here are the texts of three articles I wrote for the Journal of Security Sector Management.
Understanding Security Sector Reform is exactly what it says: a critical look at an intellectually messy subject.
From Threats to Tasks is about making and implementing national security policy as a whole, without being obsessed by threats, and by taking the security sector
(and by extension defence) to be essentially a provider of specialised services to government.
Finally, Civil-military Relations: is there Really a Problem? asks whether the traditional obsession with "civilian control" has any real meaning in historical terms.
In 2008, I was invited to produce a paper for the Forum on the Challenges of Peace Operations in Paris, entitled "Security Sector Reform: Ambitions and Reality". The final
text is here, and the text of the whole Forum, including the presentations and discussion, is on
the Challenges website.