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.
Vice Admiral Michael Franken, USN (ret), is a distinguished fellow with the Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center. Raised in rural Iowa, Franken lived within view of the world’s oceans during much of his thirty-six-year military career.
Marla Keenan is an International Security Program Fellow at New America and is the founder and managing partner of Marla Keenan Consulting LLC. She works with organizations to develop innovative programming on the human experience in conflict and civilian protection.