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The Resource Identifying and mitigating risks in security sector assistance for Africa's fragile states, Stephen Watts

Identifying and mitigating risks in security sector assistance for Africa's fragile states, Stephen Watts

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Identifying and mitigating risks in security sector assistance for Africa's fragile states
Title
Identifying and mitigating risks in security sector assistance for Africa's fragile states
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Watts
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Language
eng
Summary
This report explores the nature of the risks inherent in U.S. security sector assistance to the fragile states of Africa and how the United States might better anticipate and mitigate these risks. It examines these issues through a review of qualitative and quantitative literature from both the academic and policy fields and through interviews conducted throughout the agencies of the U.S. government. The quantitative literature suggests a stark dilemma for those responsible for U.S. security sector assistance to the AFRICOM area of responsibility: The countries that are most in need of assistance are usually the ones least able to make positive use of it. Case studies of security sector assistance in the fragile countries in Africa are used to trace multiple specific pathways by which such assistance can have negative second- and third-order effects. Finally, the report provides numerous recommendations about ways in which the United States can improve the processes by which it monitors and evaluates, plans, and implements security sector assistance in the fragile states of Africa and more generally
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Watts, Stephen
Dewey number
355.0320973
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA12
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rand Corporation
  • Arroyo Center
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  • Military assistance, American
  • Security sector
  • Political stability
  • Conflict management
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Identifying and mitigating risks in security sector assistance for Africa's fragile states, Stephen Watts
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-59)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary. -- The problem of security sector assistance in Africa. -- Risks of SSA in the fragile states of Africa. -- Improving U.S. security sector assistance processes to mitigate risk. -- Conclusion. -- References
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 59 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833091420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Identifying and mitigating risks in security sector assistance for Africa's fragile states, Stephen Watts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-59)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summary. -- The problem of security sector assistance in Africa. -- Risks of SSA in the fragile states of Africa. -- Improving U.S. security sector assistance processes to mitigate risk. -- Conclusion. -- References
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 59 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833091420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote

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