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Ms. Aleisha Arnusch has been a Research Analyst at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre since 2006 and is currently the Lead Researcher on the Rule of Law. In 2008, she worked as a Civilian Advisor to the NATO International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Afghanistan. Ms. Arnusch has been a consultant with NATO since 2007 on civil-military issues and worked in the United States, Portugal, Turkey, and the Netherlands on NATO courses, exercises, strategic assessments, and special projects. She has conducted conflict risk assessments, developed course curriculums, facilitated courses, helped mediate conflicts, managed a journal, and led research projects. Ms. Arnusch holds an MA (with distinction) from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, with a focus on conflict analysis. She also holds two BA degrees (with honors) in international relations and psychology.
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Authored by Dr. Sarah Meharg, Ms. Aleisha Arnusch. Edited by Professor Susan Merrill.
Security sector reform (SSR) has emerged since the end of the Cold War as an important tool for stabilizing and reconstructing post-conflict countries. It offers a means of arresting the failure process in failing states and supporting failed state recovery. The U.S. Government endorses the concept of SSR as a component of stabilization reconstruction in the new (October 2008) U.S. Army Field Manual 3-07, Stability Operations.