Recent Publications

Sedra, Mark. “Diagnosing the Failings of Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan” in Afghanistan in the Balance: Counterinsurgency, Comprehensive Approach, and Political Order, Hans-Georg Ehrhart, Sven Gareis & Charles Pentland eds, (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012).

Sedra, Mark. “Finding Innovation in State-Building: Moving Beyond the Orthodox Liberal Model” Prism, 3(3), June 2012, pp. 47-62.

Sedra, Mark. Security Sector Transformation in North Africa and the Middle East, USIP Special Report No. 296 (Washington, DC: USIP, November 2011). READ

Sedra, Mark. “Afghanistan will Pay for NATO’s Failures” (3-Part Series) , The Mark. October 2011. Read Part 1  Read Part 2  Read Part 3

Sedra, Mark. “Afghanistan and the Folly of Apolitical Demilitarization”, Conflict, Security & Development, 11:4, 2011, pp 473-496.

Sedra, Mark. “Shedding Light on the Complexities of the Afghan War”, Central Asian Survey, 30:3-4, 2011, pp 584-588.

Sedra, Mark, Geoff Burt & Mike Lawrence. “The Afghan Exit Strategy is Fraught with Peril”, Globe & Mail. 7 December 2011. Read

Sedra, Mark. “Afghanistan and the DDR-SSR Nexus”, in Monopoly of Force: The Nexus of DDR and SSR, Melanne A. Civil and Michael Miklaucic eds (Washington, DC: NDU Press, 2011), pp. 249-264.

Sedra, Mark. “Syria an Unlikely Target for NATO”, Toronto Star. 26 October 2011. Read

Maj Gen (ret) Andrew Mackay, Mark Sedra and Geoff Burt “Security Sector Reform in Insecure Environments: Learning from Afghanistan”, Journal of Security Sector Management, 8:3, September 2011. Read


Sedra, Mark, ed. The Future of Security Sector Reform (Waterloo, Canada: CIGI, 2010).

Bhatia, Michael Vinay and Mark Sedra, Afghanistan, Arms and Conflict: Armed Groups, Disarmament and Security in a Post-War Society (London: Routledge, 2008).

Sedra, Mark and Geoffrey Hayes eds. Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat (Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008).

  1. Bullet Read a Review by the Association for the Study of the Middle East & Africa (ASMEA)

  2. Bullet Read a Review by the Journal of Strategic Security

Hodes, Cyrus and Mark Sedra, The Search for Security in Post-Taliban Afghanistan, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Adelphi Paper (London: Routledge, 2007).

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Security Sector Reform Monitor

Managing Editor: Mark Sedra

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The Afghanistan Papers

Series Editor: Mark Sedra

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SSR Issue Papers

Series Editor: Mark Sedra

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