The Afghan National Police was established after the removal of the Taliban government in late 2001 and operates under the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Since the establishment of the Government of President Karzai, the Afghan National Police has actively participated in the war against terrorism, which also caused it to suffer many losses. Hand in hand with the Afghan Army and international troops, the police has been trying to bring peace and stability to a country engulfed by conflict. Continue reading Reforming the Afghan National Police
Corruption is omnipresent in Cambodian society and constitutes the main obstacle to sustainable development. The last ratings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), released by Transparency International in 2018, ranked Cambodia 161th out of 180 countries (in 2017: 156th out of 176), with a score of 21 out of 100. Cambodia is perceived as the most corrupt country within ASEAN and the third lowest in the Asia Pacific Region, after North Korea and Afghanistan.
The question of a possible accession of Ukraine to the NATO has been put aside since at least 2014. The war in Ukraine has diametrically changed the international and regional situation. Beyond doubt, the accession would be a win-win outcome for both – the state of Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Nevertheless, Russia would lose its dominant position in the region, a position builds upon historical, economic and cultural approach. Russia always rejects a further expansion of the NATO arguing that the organisation has lost its role since the end of Cold War. Continue reading NATO, Russia and Ukraine
The prevention of Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks (CBRN) is evolving within NATO. Originally, NBC stands for a nuclear, biological or chemical weapon. With the rise of terrorism, the term “radiological” was added to refer to the release of radioactive contaminants, including a radiological bomb or dirty bomb (different from a nuclear bomb). Continue reading Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear Defense
Terrorism is not a phenomenon of the 21th century; it has long been a method of violent action by individuals and organizations alike attempting to achieve their political goals. Since the September 11 attacks on the Twin Towers however, terrorism has inherently changed into a new form which involves different actors, underlying motivations and actions. The death of Osama Bin Laden diminished the power of Al Qaeda, raising hopes that the war on terror was nearing its end. Continue reading Measures to Combat International Terrorism
The process of consolidating democracy and creating a culture of human rights continues to be complex in Myanmar. There is still a significant lack of understanding about the democratic society and its active role in the life of the country. It undermines respect for human rights and the rule of law, democratic institutions and sustainable development. Continue reading Situation of human rights in Myanmar