Title: Work in Progress: Security Force Development in South Sudan through February 2012
Author: John A. Snowden
Institution: Small Arms Survey
Publication Date: June, 2012
Keywords: Conflict, Security Sector Reform, South Sudan, SPLA, South Sudan Defence Forces
This publication reviews the recent evolution of the security forces, especially during the last two years. It considers current and evolving threats, including border conflict with the Government of Sudan (GoS), militia and proxy forces, inter- and intra-ethnic fighting, and security force cohesion. It looks at development challenges, including competition for resources and a lack of individual capacity. It also examines outdated mind-sets and conflicting priorities.