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War for Profit: Implications of the Growing Private Security Industry

The private security industry mostly entails Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC) which offer military services all around the world to national governments, international...

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Authoritarian leaders like President Vladimir Putin are faced with a dilemma: they require their military forces to competently conduct campaigns against external enemies, but...

Rethinking of the Wagner’s crisis from a historical perspective

Although the Wagner crisis ended in less than 40 hours in Russia, the world was shocked and divided politically and intellectually. Various comments on...

What History Could Have Taught Putin About the Loyalty of Mercenaries

Just a few years ago, the prospect of a mercenary chief seriously challenging the leader of a major power in the 21st century would...

Syrian Idlib Fighters for Hire

Ukraine has become a hub for mercenaries from all over the world since the start of the conflict. Both sides have taken considerable losses...

Rise in mercenary forces trigger ‘rampant’ human rights violations

Human rights violations committed by mercenaries and private security companies create grave challenges for victims seeking justice and redress, UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned...

Mercenaries and Soldiers of Fortune in the Russian-Ukraine War

With the Ukraine-Russian War, it is apparent that Russia lacks the military capabilities to effectively wage war. Russia has proven themselves to be inept...

Ukraine: A new safe haven for mercenaries

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