Security is necessary for a stable democracy as well as flourishing development. Security threats - internal as well as external - could hinder the economic and social development, destroying the cultural roots of a country and restricts the human rights of all citizens. States in severe crisis lose the achievements of years or decades through the occurance of short- or even long-term conflicts.
FES Ghana addresses current security issues in Ghana as well as in the region. Even if Ghana is seen as one of the most stable countries in West Africa, it is surrounded by neighbours which have been struggling with crisis and conflicts for decades. Security issues have to be discussed continuously in order to find ways of preventing crisis and find the appropriate way of intervention if such incidences occur.