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.
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.