Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

Counter-piracy Operations by Private Maritime Security Contractors Key Legal Issues and Challenges

[Translate] Journal of International Criminal Justice Volume 10, Issue 4 (2012) Pp. 839-856. Counter-piracy Operations by Private Maritime Security Contractors Key Legal Issues and Challenges Alice Priddy and Stuart Casey-Maslen* * The authors are both researchers at the Geneva Academy of … Continue reading

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Security Professionals for Hire: Exploring the Many Faces of Private Security Expertise

[Translate] Security Professionals for Hire: Exploring the Many Faces of Private Security Expertise Berndtsson, Joakim MILLENNIUM-JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES  Volume: 40   Issue: 2   Pages: 303-320   Published: JAN 2012 University of Gothenburg, Sweden Joakim Berndtsson, School of Global Studies, University of … Continue reading

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The United States, PMSCs and the state monopoly on violence: Leading the way towards norm change

[Translate] SECURITY DIALOGUE  Volume: 44   Issue: 1   Pages: 53-71   Published: FEB 2013 The United States, PMSCs and the state monopoly on violence: Leading the way towards norm change Elke Krahmann Department of Politics and History, Brunel University, UK Email: Elke.Krahmann@brunel.ac.uk … Continue reading

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In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping

[Translate] International   Peacekeeping Volume   20,   Issue   1,   2013  In the Business of Peace: The Political Influence of Private Military and Security Companies on UN Peacekeeping Åse Gilje østensen* pages 33-47 Abstract Private military and security … Continue reading

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Towards a normative explanation: understanding Western state reliance on contractors using Social Contract theory

[Translate] Global   Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security &   Global Change Vol.25, No.3, October 2013 Andreas Krieg Author affiliations a Defence Studies Department , King’s College London , UK b Private Military & Security Research … Continue reading

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Disaster, Inc.: Privatization and Post-Katrina Rebuilding in New Orleans

[Translate] Perspectives on Politics Volume 10 / Issue 03 / September 2012, pp 633-646 Disaster, Inc.: Privatization and Post-Katrina Rebuilding in New Orleans Kevin Fox Gothama1 a1 School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, kgotham@tulane.edu Abstract This paper examines … Continue reading

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MEPs voice worry on security deals at EU embassies

[Translate] INVESTIGATION MEPs voice worry on security deals at EU embassies TODAY @ 09:25 1. BY <http://euobserver.com/search/author/178> ANDREW RETTMAN 2. <mailto:ar@euobs.com> Andrew email BRUSSELS – MEPs have voiced concern about security arrangements at EU embassies, amid a “surprising” new decision … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Iraq: Final report card on US efforts highlights massive waste

[Translate] Rebuilding Iraq: Final report card on US efforts highlights massive waste Here are five of the most wasteful projects uncovered by the Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Its final report paints a ‘very grim picture’ of America’s ability to … Continue reading

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Contractors Are Highly Valued Members of the National Security Team

[Translate] Contractors Are Highly Valued Members of the National Security Team August  2013 By Lawrence P. Farrell Jr. Throughout the history of this nation, from the American Revolution to the war on terror, the private sector has provided the military necessary … Continue reading

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UK to start talks on outsourcing weapons buying: sources

[Translate] Published July 12, 2013 UK to start talks on outsourcing weapons buying: sources           Britain will kick off controversial talks to put its 159 billion pound (S$303 billion) military equipment buying programme in the hands of a private … Continue reading

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