Daily Archives: March 17, 2015

Security as commodity: around the world, private security contractors outnumber police forces–should we be worried

[Translate] Security as commodity: around the world, private security contractors outnumber police forces–should we be worried? Author(s):Christina Woolner Ploughshares Monitor. 32.1 (Spring 2011): p10. http://www.ploughshares.ca/libraries/monitor/monitor.html On November 19, 2010, 25 people from Jamaica, Haiti, St. Lucia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, … Continue reading

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Regulating the private security sector in South Africa

[Translate] Regulating the private security sector in South Africa Author(s): Sabelo Gumedze Source:Social Justice. 34.3-4 (Fall-Winter 2007): p195. Full Text: Introduction THIS ARTICLE SEEKS TO ANALYZE THE SOUTH AFRICAN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR the private security industry, an object of investigation … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Pitched Private Fighting Force To Nigeria For War Against Boko Haram

[Translate] Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Pitched Private Fighting Force To Nigeria For War Against Boko Haram A year after Prince proposed private troops for Nigeria, the West African nation is now using mercenaries. Prince’s old firm, Blackwater, used to contract with … Continue reading

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Back to the future? International private security companies in Darfur and the limits of the Executive Outcomes example

[Translate] Back to the future? International private security companies in Darfur and the limits of the Executive Outcomes example Author(s):Christopher Spearin  International Journal. 64.4 (Autumn 2009): p1095. http://www.internationaljournal.ca/Home/Home.html Full Text: As the crisis in Darfur drags on–a crisis that has … Continue reading

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A private security solution to Somali piracy? The U.S. call for private security engagement and the implications for Canada

[Translate] A private security solution to Somali piracy? The U.S. call for private security engagement and the implications for Canada Author(s):Christopher Spearin Source:Naval War College Review. 63.4 (Autumn 2010): p56.  http://www.nwc.navy.mil/press Full Text: Canada’s naval response to Somali piracy has … Continue reading

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Lending an “invisible hand” to the navy: armed guards as a free market assistance to defeating piracy

[Translate] Lending an “invisible hand” to the navy: armed guards as a free market assistance to defeating piracy Author(s):Brittany E. Pizor Source:Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law. 45.1-2 (Fall 2012): p545.   http://www.case.edu/orgs/jil/ Abstract Piracy may be viewed to have … Continue reading

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Shedding light on private security companies in the Caribbean: a report by Project Ploughshares and The University of the West Indies provides new data on the industry

[Translate] Shedding light on private security companies in the Caribbean: a report by Project Ploughshares and The University of the West Indies provides new data on the industry Author(s):John Siebert Source:Ploughshares Monitor. 34.3 (Autumn 2013): p15.  http://www.ploughshares.ca/libraries/monitor/monitor.html Full Text: The … Continue reading

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The changing forms and utility of force: the impact of international security privatization on Canada

[Translate] The changing forms and utility of force: the impact of international security privatization on Canada Author(s): Christopher Spearin Source:International Journal. 64.2 (Spring 2009): p481.   http://www.internationaljournal.ca/Home/Home.html The Canadian forces are rightly interested in a new armed actor, whether employed by … Continue reading

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Guns and bread: it’s not unusual to see private security companies in conflict-hit regions–but as deliverers of development?

[Translate] Guns and bread: it’s not unusual to see private security companies in conflict-hit regions–but as deliverers of development? Michael Lewis on the khaki future of international aid Author(s): Michael Lewis Source:New Internationalist. .449 (January-February 2012): p50.  http://www.newint.org Full Text: … Continue reading

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War claims and private security contractors: the strategic and regulatory benefits of paying host-nation claims against U.S. contractors

[Translate] War claims and private security contractors: the strategic and regulatory benefits of paying host-nation claims against U.S. contractors Author(s): Steven M. Seigel Source:Public Contract Law Journal. 43.4 (Summer 2014): p653.  http://www.abanet.org Full Text: INTRODUCTION Over the combined course of … Continue reading

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