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. Until July 2016 Cronin directed Stimson's Southeast Asia Program and Mekong Policy Project. Cronin joined Stimson in 2005 after a long career as an Asia Specialist with the non-partisan Congressional Research Service.
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.