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.
David O. Smith is a Distinguished Fellow with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan policy research center in Washington, D.C. and an independent consultant to Sandia National Laboratories on issues related to South Asia.
Grace Easterly is the Program Assistant for the South Asia Program. She graduated summa cum laude from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a BA in International Political Economy and Security and a minor in French.