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Breitung, C., Paes, W.-C., & van de Vondervoort, L. (2016, September). In need of a critical re-think: Security sector reform in South Sudan (BICC Working Paper series No. 6/2016). Bonn: BICC.

Past attempts at security sector reform (SSR) and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) in South Sudan have made no significant contribution to ‘right-sizing’ the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and were unable to sustainably change South Sudan’s security apparatus. Taking into... more

van de Vondervoort, L. (2014, December). “Guns are for the government” (BICC Working Paper series No. 1/2014). Bonn: BICC.

From 2011 until 2014, BICC worked with the government of South Sudan to improve the management of state-owned arms and ammunition. In BICC Working Paper 1\ 2014 Luuk van de Vondervoort evaluates this BICC advisory project on state-owned arms control. The difficulties related to improving arms... more

van de Vondervoort, L., Deng, D., & Mertenskoetter, P. (2013). Establishing a mining sector in postwar South Sudan. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace.

This report is based on research conducted in Juba, Torit, and Kapoeta during August and September 2012. The research provides an initial examination on the underdocumented issue of mining in South Sudan and seeks to provide the government of South Sudan with evidence-based... more