Monthly Archives: November 2012

Privatisation, human rights and security: Reflections on the Draft International Convention on Regulation, Oversight and Monitoring of Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] Privatisation, human rights and security: Reflections on the Draft International Convention on Regulation, Oversight and Monitoring of Private Military and Security Companies LAURENCE JUMA Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Rhodes University 1 INTRODUCTION In July 2010 the United Nations … Continue reading

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Cuba Poised To Make Statement on Fate of Alan Gross

[Translate] Cuba Poised To Make Statement on Fate of Alan Gross Rabbi Pronounces Jailed American in Good Health: Report By Paul Berger Published November 27, 2012. Cuban officials are poised to make an important “announcement” this morning about the plight … Continue reading

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The Many PMC Faces of NATO

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ The Many PMC Faces of NATO Posted: 11/28/2012 10:17 am Well now, let’s see, the U.S. does it, the U.K. does it. France and Russia plan on doing more … Continue reading

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US Government Outsourcing, the Private Military Industry, and Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Case Study in Conflict Contracting

[Translate] Title: US Government Outsourcing, the Private Military Industry, and Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Case Study in Conflict Contracting Authors: Halpin, Allison Ann Advisors: Hanley, Eric Commitee Members: Wert, Hal Obadare, Ebenezer Keywords: International relations Middle Eastern studies Political Science … Continue reading

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What do codes of conduct do? Hybrid constitutionalization and militarization in military markets

[Translate] Global Constitutionalism / Volume 1 / Issue 01 / March 2012, pp 91-119 What do codes of conduct do? Hybrid constitutionalization and militarization in military markets ANNA LEANDERa1 c1 a1 Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 18A, DK-2000 Frederiksberg … Continue reading

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CACI’s U.S. Army Reserve Contract

[Translate] CACI’s U.S. Army Reserve Contract – Analyst Blog Winning new contracts continues to further enhance CACI International Inc. ‘s ( CACI ) business as it recently announced the receipt of a three-year task order contract (base period of one … Continue reading

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The American in Havana

[Translate] The American in Havana Editorial Published November 26, 2012, issue of November 30, 2012. A few weeks ago, more than 500 rabbis signed their names to a letter urging the Cuban government to release Alan Gross. He’s the 63-year-old … Continue reading

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For Private Security Guards in Kabul, Hazardous Duty, Low Pay and Little Choice

[Translate] For Private Security Guards in Kabul, Hazardous Duty By AZAM AHMED ¶ KABUL, Afghanistan — For the replacement Afghan security guards, their new posting — an established traffic checkpoint in a heavily guarded Western enclave in Kabul — would … Continue reading

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GAO wants to charge companies disputing federal contract awards

[Translate] GAO wants to charge companies disputing federal contract awards By Kedar Pavgi November 21, 2012 Companies looking to contest contract awards with the federal government may have to pay a fee to the Government Accountability Office to have their … Continue reading

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Sex, Violence, David Petraues and PSC in Afghanistan

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Sex, Violence, David Petraues and PSC in Afghanistan Posted: 11/25/2012 10:52 am Okay, I have to confess the above title is slightly misleading; there is no sex. But the … Continue reading

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