Dylan Hendrickson

Policy and Research Papers

Revue de la Défense du Burundi: Leçons Tirées

De 2011 à 2014, le gouvernement de la République du Burundi a mené une étude stratégique de sa défense avec l’aide du gouvernement des Pays-Bas. La revue avait pour objectif global d’aider le Burundi à adapter sa Force de défense nationale à l’évolution de l’environnement de sécurité que connaît le pays.Le but de ce rapport est d’évaluer les expériences du Burundi et d’identifier les leçons qui peuvent s’avérer utiles pour les futures revues de la défense au Burundi ou dans d’autres pays. Ces leçons s’adressent, en premier lieu, aux autorités politiques et militaires du Burundi, aux membres de la FDN qui seront impliqués dans la mise en œuvre des conclusions de la revue, et aux autres agences de sécurité du Burundi.

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Security Sector Reform in the Democratic Republic of The Congo: Strategic Issues

The aim of this issue paper is to provide some ideas regarding how best to create suitable conditions for security sector reform (SSR) in DRC. Throughout the last decade, SSR has become a key component of the international agenda in states affected by conflict. There is a growing consensus amongst donors regarding the necessity of implementing SSR for effective stabilization and reconstruction. Since 2003, this has resulted in DRC in several donor-supported initiatives to strengthen the police, military, and justice sectors. Although some of these efforts may have initially shown must promise, progress on SSR in DRC remains very limited.

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Supporting SSR in the DRC: between a Rock and a Hard Place. An Analysis of the Donor Approach to Supporting Security Sector Reform in the Democrati...

This paper is the result of a collaborative effort of researchers and former practitioners with experience in the DRC currently working for Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute for International Relations based in The Hague, the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London in the United Kingdom, the Institut français des relations internationales based in Paris, France, and the Institute for Security Studies, South Africa. Hans Hoebeke, Senior Researcher at Egmont, The Royal Institute for International Relations, Belgium was extensively consulted during the preparation of this paper.

The authors of this paper have drawn upon their professional experience in the DRC and/or ongoing analysis of developments there. This has included interviews, conducted both in country and at donor headquarter level, of political representatives and working-level practitioners of donor country and multilateral institutions, independent experts, Congolese civil servants across the justice, police and defence sectors as well as non-governmental organisation and civil society representatives.

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