Gordon Adams

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Gordon Adams is a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Governance and Security Sector Assistance: The Missing Link—Part II

Editor's Note: Last week we looked at how the lack of attention to governance has hindered effective U.S. security sector assistance. This week Gordon Adams of American University and Richard Sokolsky of Carnegie take their arguments one step further. First they go into some depth on current U.S. programs and then they offer a new paradigm for assistance that incorporates governance more systematically and offers ideas for how to change U.S. assistance programs.

Foreign Policy Essay

Governance and Security Sector Assistance: The Missing Link—Part I

Editor's Note: We’re breaking new ground here at the Foreign Policy Essaya two-part series. So many of the problems identified in past Foreign Policy Essays and for Lawfare in general revolve directly or indirectly around the question of allied security forces. Competent local security forces can mitigate problems like terrorism and regional stability. Where they work well (let’s say Denmarkwe all like Denmark, right?), then U.S.