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The New Revolution in Military Affairs: Private Sector Warfare

The New Revolution in Military Affairs: Private Sector Warfare After giving a talk at Johns Hopkins University to the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies back in 2005, former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked by … Continue reading

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Predator Empire: The New Geopolitics of Drone Warfare

Daily news reports on unmanned aerial drones are hard to miss. Since Obama stepped into the White House in 2009, his administration, spearheaded by the CIA, has intensified drone strikes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The … Continue reading

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Separate and Not Equal

UN sanctions should not apply to both Al Qaeda and the Taliban, since the latter has an ‘Afghanistan-only’ agenda/geography, said Peter Wittig, the German ambassador to the United Nations who is also the chairman of the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee, … Continue reading

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U.N. Working Group on Mercenaries

The U.N.’s ‘Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination’ was established in July 2005 pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/2, … Continue reading

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