Daily Archives: December 17, 2014

U.S. to start talks with Cuba to normalize ties

[Translate] U.S. to start talks with Cuba to normalize ties Moves to close the rifts with Cuba would mark a significant moment in Western Hemisphere politics. (Alejandro Ernesto/EPA) By Karen DeYoung and Brian Murphy December 17 at 12:48 PM Follow … Continue reading

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Holiday appeal. Please, pretty please, support the PMSC Observer

[Translate] Yep, it’s that time again. If you have read this blog the past few years you understand I really do hate to write you asking for help.  But this blog is a bargain, especially since  you read it for … Continue reading

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How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters

[Translate] Hunter Stuart    Hunter@huffingtonpost.com How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters Posted: 12/16/2014 12:46 pm EST Updated: 12/16/2014 12:59 pm EST One big revelation in the explosive summary of the Senate report on CIA torture is just … Continue reading

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The Development and Regulation of Private Maritime Security

[Translate] The Development and Regulation of Private Maritime Security BY 2014-11-24 13:28:00 By Simon O. Williams, LLM Before countries possessed the capacity to create and maintain ocean-going navies, privateers dominated the business of protecting maritime commerce from the risks of … Continue reading

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Maritime Security: State Jurisdiction Over PCASP

[Translate] Maritime Security: State Jurisdiction Over PCASP BY 2014-12-09 09:13:00 By Simon O. Williams, LLM Various types of state jurisdiction can be enforced under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and international law broadly. UNCLOS … Continue reading

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Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

[Translate] Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy Written by Reuters, Thursday, 04 December 2014 Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber … Continue reading

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DynCorp Hammers Ecuadorians’ Surviving Chem-Spray Claims

[Translate] DynCorp Hammers Ecuadorians’ Surviving Chem-Spray Claims By Khadijah M. Britton Law360, New York (December 16, 2014, 7:06 PM ET) — Dyncorp International Inc. on Monday targeted the remaining claims of 2,000 Ecuadorian workers allegedly harmed by the contractor’s spraying … Continue reading

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