Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

IMO: Countries Fearing Piracy Lawsuits Reject Regulating Armed Ship Guards

[Translate] IMO: Countries Fearing Piracy Lawsuits Reject Regulating Armed Ship Guards By MICHELLE WIESE BOCKMANN (BLOOMBERG) May 15, 2012, 3:06pm MANILA, Philippines – Governments don’t want to regulate standards for private armed guards on the world’s ships, employed to protect … Continue reading

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Ashton to spend €15mn on private security firms

[Translate] Ashton to spend €15mn on private security firms 09.03.12 @ 16:58 1. BY ANDREW RETTMAN 2. Andrew email BRUSSELS – Catherine Ashton’s External Action Service (EEAS) is to spend €15 million on private security firms this year as part … Continue reading

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Apathy rules as just eight IMO member states respond over armed guards

[Translate] Apathy rules as just eight IMO member states respond over armed guards Lloyd’s List 11th May 2012 AS THE shipping industry looks to the International Maritime Organization to issue guidance next week on maritime security, it has emerged that … Continue reading

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Armed Guards Can Help Cut Insurance Costs for Shipping Companies

[Translate] Armed Guards Can Help Cut Insurance Costs for Shipping Companies Bloomberg 14 May 2012 Insurance costs to pay ransoms if vessels are hijacked by Somali pirates can be reduced by 75 percent if ships employ private armed guards, Seacurus … Continue reading

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Private Navy Planned To Counter Pirate Raids

[Translate] The National.ae May 13, 2012 Private Navy Planned To Counter Pirate Raids David Black A private navy costing US$70 million (Dh257m) is being set up to escort merchant ships through the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden. It will comprise a … Continue reading

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Book Symposium “Outsourcing War and Peace”: The Clash of Market and Civic Values and Its Implications

[Translate] http://opiniojuris.org/2012/05/15/book-symposium-allison-stangers-comments-on-outsourcing-war-and-peace/ Book Symposium “Outsourcing War and Peace”: The Clash of Market and Civic Values and Its Implications by Allison Stanger [Allison Stanger is Russell J. Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and Chair of the Political Science … Continue reading

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Maybe This is Why the PMSC Industry is Supposedly Cost-Effective

[Translate] Maybe This is Why the PMSC Industry is Supposedly Cost-Effective David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ May 15, 2012 Continuing on with the topic of worker exploitation let’s turn to a recently published, and unfortunately … Continue reading

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Question marks over EU contract for Libya security firm

[Translate] Question marks over EU contract for Libya security firm 08.05.12 @ 14:06 1. BY <http://euobserver.com/search/author/178> ANDREW RETTMAN 2. <mailto:ar@euobs.com> Andrew email BRUSSELS – The European External Action Service (EEAS) has awarded a juicy contract to British security firm G4S … Continue reading

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President of U.S. Army’s Info Ops contractor addresses allegations

[Translate] President of U.S. Army’s Info Ops contractor addresses allegations Contributor:  Richard de Silva Posted:  05/10/2012  12:00:00 AM EDT  | Leonie Industries publically reasserts its stance as Information Operations community attacks mainstream press. The head of the Pentagon’s chief Information Operations (IO) … Continue reading

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Book Discussion “Outsourcing War and Peace”: The Rise of Private Military Contractors and the Importance of Public Values

[Translate] Book Discussion “Outsourcing War and Peace”: The Rise of Private Military Contractors and the Importance of Public Values by Laura Dickinson [Laura Dickinson is the Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School … Continue reading

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