Daily Archives: April 23, 2014

Piracy And Floating Armouries In The Indian Ocean: Risk Or A Solution? – Analysis

[Translate] Piracy And Floating Armouries In The Indian Ocean: Risk Or A Solution? – Analysis April 23, 2014 By IPCS By Riddhi K Shah Rising trends in piracy in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Somalia, over the last … Continue reading

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U.S. May Charge Ex-Blackwater Guard With Murder for Iraq Massacre

[Translate] U.S. May Charge Ex-Blackwater Guard With Murder for Iraq Massacre By Reuters Filed: 4/23/14 at 3:42 PM Blackwater USA Chief Executive Erik Prince testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Theorising the use of private military and security companies: a synthetic perspective

[Translate] Journal of International Relations and Development (2014) 17, 112–141. published online 1 March 2013 Theorising the use of private military and security companies: a synthetic perspective Andreas Krucka Geschwister Scholl Institute for Political Science, University of Munich (LMU), Oettingenstr. 67, … Continue reading

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Remaking Soldier-Citizens: Military Privatization and the Biopolitics of Sacrifice

[Translate] Remaking Soldier-Citizens: Military Privatization and the Biopolitics of Sacrifice Author: Baggiarini, Bianca Source: St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014 , pp. 9-23(15) Abstract: This paper questions how military privatization has the potential to signal the end … Continue reading

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Beyond the Trinitarian Institutionalization of the Warrior Ethos – A Normative Conceptualization of Soldier and Contractor Commitment in Post-Modern Conflict

[Translate] Defence Studies Volume 14, Issue 1, 2014 Beyond the Trinitarian Institutionalization of the Warrior Ethos – A Normative Conceptualization of Soldier and Contractor Commitment in Post-Modern Conflict PreviewView full textDownload full text Access options   Andreas Krieg* pages 56-75 … Continue reading

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REGULATING THE PRIVATIZED SECURITY INDUSTRY: THE PROMISE OF PUBLIC/PRIVATE GOVERNANCE

[Translate] 1/31/2014   REGULATING THE PRIVATIZED SECURITY INDUSTRY: THE PROMISE OF PUBLIC/PRIVATE GOVERNANCE   Laura A. Dickinson As governments around the world increasingly turn to contractors to provide government services in the sphere of  military and foreign affairs, significant problems … Continue reading

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Surrendering Sovereignty: The Private Military Industry, the State, and the Ideology of Outsourcing

[Translate] Surrendering Sovereignty: The Private Military Industry, the State, and the Ideology of Outsourcing John Boyce Lokaverkefni til MA-gráðu í stjórnmálafræði Félagsvísindasvið June 2013 Abstract In the globalized world of the twenty first century, the modern nation state has been … Continue reading

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Privatization of peacekeeping: UN’s institutional capacity to control Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] Privatization of peacekeeping: UN’s institutional capacity to control Private Military and Security Companies Yigit, Huseyin URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/37747 Date: 2013-09 Abstract: Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are perceived as a cost-effective alternative to the national troops contributed by member … Continue reading

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PRIVATE SOLDIERS IN AFRICA: A LOOK AT THE EFFECTS OF PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS AND MERCENARIES ON THE DURATION OF CIVIL WARS IN AFRICA FROM 1960 TO 2003

[Translate] PRIVATE SOLDIERS IN AFRICA: A LOOK AT THE EFFECTS OF PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS AND MERCENARIES ON THE DURATION OF CIVIL WARS IN AFRICA FROM 1960 TO 2003. By Seth H. Loven

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The Privatization of War and the Problem for Distinction

[Translate] Carleton Review of International Affairs, vol. 2 (Fall, 2013) The Privatization of War and the Problem for Distinction by Avista Homayun Abstract: This paper contends that the uncertain status of employees of private military security companies(PMSCs) in international humanitarian … Continue reading

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