Security sector reform develops effective and accountable security institutions based on international norms of transparency, accountability, and the rule of law. Stimson experts provide recommendations to strengthen critical security institutions to help ensure the security of a state and its population.
Matthew Leatherman is a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center and an expert on national defense strategy, budgeting, and management.
Ellen Laipson is a Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus of Stimson. She also directs the Middle East/Southwest Asia program, which covers issues including Gulf security and the strategic repercussions of the Arab transitions.