Reassessing the Role of OSCE Police Assistance Programing in Central Asia

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This paper provides an overview of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) police-assistance programs in Central Asia, which the organization has been administering since 2001.

The paper calls for a reappraisal of the framework within which OSCE police-assistance programs are implemented. In particular, it assesses the problems of conducting security-sector reform within a nondemocratic regime, and offers proposals for a more politically-informed response to security challenges in the Central Asian region.

Reassessing  the Role of OSCE Police Assistance Programming in Central Asia is the fourth publication in the Occasional Paper Series of the Open Society Central Eurasia Project.