30 May 2020

ORG Fellow Emily Knowles and Jahara Matisek, a US Air Force Officer, join ORG's Research Manager Abigail Watson to discuss security force assistance and how it can be used as a peacebuilding tool.

Further reading 

  • Western Security Force Assistance in Weak States: Time for a Peacebuilding Approach
  • Is Human Rights Training Working with Foreign Militaries? No and That's O.K. 

Image credit: US Army Africa/Flickr.  

Music by Bensound. 

About the discussants

Abigail Watson is the Research Manager at ORG's Remote Warfare Programme. 

Emily Knowles is a Fellow at ORG. 

Jahara ‘Franky’ Matisek is a lieutenant colonel in the US Air Force and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Military and Strategic Studies at the US Air Force Academy and is a Non-Resident Fellow with the Modern War Institute at the US Military Academy at West Point. The views expressed by him in this podcast are his own and do not reflect those of the U.S. government, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Military Academy at West Point.