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.
Richard P. Cronin is a Distinguished Fellow at Stimson. He works on transboundary and nontraditional security issues in Southeast Asia and the South China Sea, from a political economy perspective.
Ellen Laipson is a Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus of Stimson. Laipson joined Stimson in 2002, after 25 years of government service. Her last post was Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council (1997-2002).
In countries around the world, children often bear the brunt of armed conflict. Protracted crises continue to uproot families, destroy homes and schools, and leave countless children vulnerable to armed violence. READ MORE