Selected Articles: The Privatization of War

The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

By Jose L. Gomez del Prado, April 09 2016

Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries.

cia-isisU.S. Delivers 3,000 Tons Of Weapons And Ammo To Al-Qaeda and Co. in Syria

By Moon of Alabama, April 08 2016

The United States via its Central Intelligence Service is still delivering thousands of tons of additional weapons to al-Qaeda and others in Syria.

UN SyriaIs the U.N. Complicit in Delivering Weapons and Ammo to Al Qaeda in Syria Using UNHCR Trucks?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 09 2016

Is the United Nations complicit in the smuggling of weapons and ammo into Syria? In December 2015, Russia expressed its concern at the UN Security Council that arms shipments as well as “rebels” were entering Syria via U.N.-monitored checkpoints…

81160.adapt.768.1Sold to Antique Dealers by the ISIS: Ancient Syrian Treasures Shipped to US

By, April 09 2016

Since the start of Syria’s war in 2011, $26 million worth of antiquities have been exported to the United States from the war-torn country, according to Live Science.

Impact on Human Rights of Private Military and Security Companies’ ActivitiesImpact on Human Rights of Private Military and Security Companies’ Activities

By José L. Gomez del Prado, April 09 2016

There has been a remarkable expansion, in the last 20 years, of private military and security companies providing services in zones of low-intensity armed conflict…

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