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.
Lex Rieffel is a Nonresident Fellow with the East Asia Program. From 2009 to 2017, Lex Rieffel focused on the economy of Myanmar during its historic transition to more democratic rule. In 2013 he published a study, co-authored with James W.
James Giles is a Nonresident Fellow with the 38 North program. He was most recently a Federal Executive Fellow at Stimson, on assignment from the United States Navy. James is a Surface Warfare Officer who has operated in the Arabian Gulf, the Horn of Africa, East and Southeast Asia.