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.
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).
Gillian Gayner is a Research Assistant with the South Asia program at the Stimson Center. Her research interests include South Asian geopolitics, counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategy, and confidence-building and nuclear risk-reduction measures on the Subcontinent.