Afghan militia wait to hand over their weapons in Kabul (REUTERS/Desmond Boylan).
DDR in the Context of Offensive Military Operations, Counterterrorism, CVE and Non-Permissive Environments: Key Questions, Challenges, and Considerations
June 4, 2015,
Vanda Felbab-Brown discusses how the United Nations is increasingly asked to undertake or support disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of belligerents in the context of ongoing military operations and counterterrorism activity and in the absence of a peace deal, treaty, or framework. Such contexts – found within Somalia, Colombia, and Afghanistan – heighten many traditional challenges for DDR efforts and also create new ones, explains Felbab-Brown.