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Is the World Ready for Private Military Companies as Peacekeepers? – The Wire

Is the World Ready for Private Military Companies as Peacekeepers? – The Wire

Private contractors can provide immediate relief to a conflict-torn region, but run the risk of damaging the very fabric of the international state system in the long run.

As President Barack Obama’s time in the White House draws to a close, critics and supporters alike are trying to condense his often disjointed foreign policy manoeuvres into a coherent doctrine. A major facet of this Obama doctrine – perhaps more fundamental than his use of drones, his reservations about leaning on long-established alliances, and his ‘pivot’ away from the Middle East and to Asia

Source: Is the World Ready for Private Military Companies as Peacekeepers? – The Wire