Tag Archives: Afghanistan

One size doesn’t fit all

This policy brief identifies 4 scenarios with different implications for police reform in post-conflict situations. Experts stress the importance of taking local circumstances into account, but it is not always recognized — “in mission after mission … training programs¬†have been … Continue reading

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Using technology to address gender-based violence

This document reports several projects using mobile technology to improve assistance to victims of gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. In these kinds of situations, “Police are usually neither trusted nor are they able to respond adequately to incidents … Continue reading

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Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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An American in Al-Qa’ida

This article decribes the experiences of the first American foreign fighter to join Al-Qa’ida following the 9/11 attacks. He traveled from Long Island to Pakistan and Afghanistan, completed several training courses, and participated in two failed missions before being captured. … Continue reading

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People in Singapore feel safest

This article reports the most recent global study of people’s feelings of safety and confidence in their police. People in Singapore feel most secure, followed by Norway, Iceland, and Finland. At the other end of the scale, people in Venezuela … Continue reading

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2017 corruption perceptions index

The 2017 public sector corruption index from Transparency International,¬†based on perceptions of experts and businesspeople, is available here. Best in the world is New Zealand, worst is Somalia. Here are the best & worst world rankings by region: Africa — … Continue reading

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Reform frustrations

This editorial laments the failure to implement reforms to the Royal Thai police since that country’s 2014 military coup, citing recent examples of low- and high-level corruption. This editorial expresses some optimism about the Afghan government’s new 4-year police reform … Continue reading

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