Daily Archives: April 2, 2015

Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women

[Translate] Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women By Charles S. Clark 12:55 PM ET An Afghan woman walks to a polling station in Kabul. David Guttenfelder/AP file photo The newly inaugurated first lady of Afghanistan recently expressed … Continue reading

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The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: Any Legal Limit?

[Translate] The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: Any Legal Limit? Authors: Sossai, Mirko1 mirko.sossai@uniroma3.it International Community Law Review. 2014, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p405-422. 18p.Document Terms:*PRIVATIZATION *PEACEKEEPING forces *PRIVATE security services *PRIVATE military companies *HUMANITARIAN law … Continue reading

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The UN guidelines on the use of armed guards: Recommendations for improvement

[Translate] The UN guidelines on the use of armed guards: Recommendations for improvement

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Private Security Firms and the Influence of Corporate Structure on Conflict Outcomes: Evidence from the Second Iraq–US War

[Translate] Private Security Firms and the Influence of Corporate Structure on Conflict Outcomes: Evidence from the Second Iraq – US War Benjamin Tkach Texas A&M University (TAMU), Central Texas August 23, 2013 Abstract: Does the corporate structure of private security … Continue reading

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IN THE COMPANY OF SOLDIERS PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES’IMPACT ON MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS AND THE DEMOCRATIC ADVANTAGE

[Translate] IN THE COMPANY OF SOLDIERS:  PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES’ IMPACT ON MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS AND THE DEMOCRATIC ADVANTAGE  

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Wheeled Warriors Explaining Blackwater’s Unparalleled Record of Violence in Iraq

[Translate] Wheeled Warriors  Explaining Blackwater’s Unparalleled Record of Violence in Iraq

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Eeben Barlow Speaks Out: PMC and Nigerian Strike Force Devastates Boko Haram (Pt. 1)

[Translate] Eeben Barlow Speaks Out: PMC and Nigerian Strike Force Devastates Boko Haram (Pt. 1) Jack Murphy  Reports have emerged from Nigeria that South African military contractors are on the ground helping the Nigerian military deal some devastating blows to … Continue reading

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Contracting Out Security

[Translate] Journal of Strategic Studies Volume 36, Issue 5, 2013 Contracting Out Security  Thomas C. Bruneaua pages 638-665 Journal of Strategic Studies Volume 36, Issue 5, 2013 Abstract Private security companies (PSCs) currently receive a great deal of attention in … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Soul but I’m Not a Soldier

[Translate] I’ve Got Soul but I’m Not a Soldier Author: Hawks, Alison St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014, pp. 71-88(18) Abstract: Post-9/11, the privatization of security witnessed an unprecedented growth in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005 there … Continue reading

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Service denied: injured military contractors fight for compensation

[Translate] Service denied: injured military contractors fight for compensation Author:       Choi, Ann Abstract:     During the Iraq and Afghanistan wars the U.S. government has relied heavily on military contracting companies and their employees to carry out military missions in … Continue reading

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