Publication
Title
Identifying the spoilers in the SSR-DDR process in Congo
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Abstract
The Congolese security sector reform disarmament demobilisation and reintegration (SSR-DDR) process has suffered from setbacks in its military sector during the last 10 years, such as insufficient funding, lack of coordination and domestic reluctance to major changes, with as a result, a very fragile and disjointed Army. These problems have deepened as officers have defected from the Army and caused new instability in the East of the Congo. This article aims to analyse the recent mutinies and the reaction by the Congolese government by applying a capabilities-based approach in combination with a typology of spoilers. The objective is to identify and classify the spoilers and answer the questions of why they emerge now and how they are dealt with on a national level. From the analysis, the author suggests that there are several spoilers involved in the current situation the most powerful being the Congolese and the Rwandan governments, prompting the question of whether an international involvement is necessary to solve the problem.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Defense & security analysis. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : 2013
ISSN
1475-1798
Volume/pages
29:2(2013), p. 117-127
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 02.09.2016