Former Research Fellow, Security Studies Center, Defense Research Unit


Dr. Aline Leboeuf is a consultant and former research fellow then associate research fellow at Ifri. She was a research fellow at Ifri from 2003 to 2020 which led her to conduct research on security and development, security sector reform (SSR), protection of civilians (including security of expatriates), post-conflict situations in West Africa (especially Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire), foresight (with the concept of 'fluid conflicts') and global health governance (the global management of avian influenza, the One Health approach).

Aline Leboeuf, PhD graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris (Development major) and from Paris I Sorbonne (Master in International Relations). Her PhD's title was "Security sector reform in Sierra Leone" (Sorbonne University Paris I, January 25, 2013).

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For about 20 years, security sector reform (SSR) has emerged as an essential tool for crisis recovery and reconstructing weak and failed states at the heart of the security-development continuum. It is time to take stock of the lessons learnt about SSR and to offer an analysis of good...


The concept of Security Sector Reform (SSR) was developed during the 1990s as a response to several problems chiefly faced by countries in post-conflict transitions: weak new governments; conflicting civil-military relations; ill-defined division of tasks between the armed forces, the police,...


Based on interviews with practitioners in Washington, Jakarta, Geneva, Paris, Brussels and Rome, and on the analysis of existing empirical research, the present study provides the reader with a practical and manageable toolkit for understanding the AI field - its characteristics, scientific...



The British commitment to Sierra Leone, which is global, without precedent, and possible thanks to the partnership between the British and the Sierra Leonean governments, gave way to an increasing interdependence, which could prove dangerous for British...

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