This report was prepared as part of the IfP’s Security Cluster by the Albanian Institute for International Studies in collaboration with ELIAMEP.

The report discusses Albania’s security challenges and assesses projects undertaken in the context of its SSR: democratization of the police, armed forces and justice system; combating organized crime, illicit traffic and terrorism; mine action projects; small arms and light weapons control; community policing.  Challenges relating to the reforms’ objectives, their implementation, sustainability and ownership; institutional coordination at the national and international levels; and the wider regional security context are explored. The report concludes that the greatest potential security benefits are associated with the long term stabilization of Albania’s legal environment, the fight against corruption and improved coordination among operating actors.

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