The Centre for Security Governance

The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to the study of security transitions in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states, a process also known as security sector reform (SSR). A registered charity based in Kitchener, Canada, the CSG maintains a global network of research fellows from a variety of backgrounds, including practitioners, research analysts and academics, and partner organizations from the public and private sector engaged in SSR issues.

The CSG seeks to enhance the effectiveness of donor assistance and support to SSR programs through its research, events, training and direct policy advice. Committed to innovation, the CSG employs various technological tools to advance its impact and reach, most notably long-distance training and conferencing platforms. Supporting promising analysts and academics as well as advancing new ideas and approaches are also core values of the centre. Through its active engagement with SSR donors and recipients on the ground in fragile and conflict-affected states, the CSG endeavours to translate research, advice and training into tangible improvements in SSR policy and programming.

SSR Resource Centre

The SSR Resource Centre is a project of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG). The Resource Centre serves as a space where policy-makers, practitioners, analysts, and observers interested in security sector reform (SSR) can access the latest news, research and analysis. The site is intended to be a tool to share knowledge of the latest trends and developments in the security sector and expand global understanding of this dynamic and evolving field.

ISN Security Watch

The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is one of the world’s leading open access information services for both professionals and students who focus on international relations (IR) and security studies.

Established in 1994, our mission is to facilitate security-related dialogue and cooperation within a trusted network of international relations organizations, professionals and experts, and to provide open-source international relations and security-related tools and materials in accessible ways.

We accomplish the above mission by:

  • Being a driving IR and security-centered force in web-based content/data distribution and management;
  • Facilitating policy debates and security-related dialogue;
  • Raising the expertise of those institutions and individuals who benefit from the above efforts through active knowledge sharing and collaboration.

We strive, in short, to meet the rapidly evolving information and educational needs of our users by working with the world’s leading think tanks, universities, research institutes, NGOs and international organizations. The sheer scope of our partners then allows us to offer our users a truly global selection of views and opinions on the major issues of our day.