Daily Archives: April 16, 2014

Contracting Insecurity Private military and security companies and the future of the United Nations

[Translate] [PDF] Contracting Insecurity Private military and security companies and the future of the United Nations Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum February 2014 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Askar Security, Delta Protection & G4S to respond. Responses provided] … Continue reading

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‘Slush fund’? USAID under fire for paying Afghan, other governments to pass laws

[Translate] Alliances ‘Slush fund’? USAID under fire for paying Afghan, other governments to pass laws By Barnini Chakraborty Published April 14, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 Gplus6 A shadow is cast on boxes of relief items from U.S. Agency for International … Continue reading

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US ambassador to Kosovo hired by construction firm he lobbied for

[Translate] US ambassador to Kosovo hired by construction firm he lobbied for EU diplomat criticises way Christopher Dell pushed through deal for Bechtel Corporation to build controversial highway to Albania Paul Lewis in Washington, Lawrence Marzouk and Petrit Collaku in … Continue reading

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Man loses job. What next? (He’s G4S’s Nick Buckles, by the way)

[Translate] Man loses job. What next? (He’s G4S’s Nick Buckles, by the way) Clare Sambrook 15 April 2014 Subjects: G4S: Securing whose world? Shine a light What happens after a government outsourcer fails shareholders and the public, and the boss … Continue reading

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Corruption Impacts Afghan Customs Revenue

[Translate] Corruption Impacts Afghan Customs Revenue Today, SIGAR released an audit of the $198-million effort to develop Afghan customs revenue capacity.  The report found U.S. programs have had some success, but challenges will limit customs revenue as a sustainable source … Continue reading

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