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Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

The book examines the approach to security privatization taken in four Eastern European states, revealing the influence of global norms and the post-communist transition.

Outsourcing the War on Terror? The Use of Private Military and Security Companies after 9/11

Outsourcing the War on Terror? The Use of Private Military and Security Companies after 9/11

In the wake of 9/11, private actors have played an increasingly crucial role at both sides of the conflict. Not only is the war on terror a response to the unprecedented threat posed by non-state actors such as terrorist networks; it is also a conflict characterized by a growing role of commercial actors supporting bureaucracies and military organizations.

Contractors in the “War on Terror”: Enabling Global Military Deployment

Contractors in the “War on Terror”: Enabling Global Military Deployment

What has begun as the “War on Terror” and is now a series of “overseas contingency operations” could in fact only go on in the global fashion that it did for almost ten years now because of the services provided by several hundred thousand contractors. In short, private contractors serve as enablers of this decade-old war, much like they have become enablers of most major Western militaries.

The Role of Private Security Companies in International Security

There has been a lot written about the role of private security in international relations since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Much of it is emotional outpouring that either demonises the industry or represents it as a silver bullet that can transform humanitarian interventions. What such work lacks is a critical assessment of the potential utility offered by private security companies in expeditionary warfare

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