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.
Humayun Hamidzada is a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center affiliated with the Just Security 2020 program. He is Director of the Afghanistan Peace Research Project at the York University Centre for Asian Research in Toronto, Canada.
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.