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.
Dr. Richard P. Cronin is the Director of the Southeast Asia program at Stimson. He works on transboundary and nontraditional security issues in Southeast Asia and the South China Sea, from a political economy perspective.
William J. Durch is a Distinguished Fellow of Stimson's Future of Peace Operations program. Prior to joining Stimson in 1990, Durch served as a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U.S.