Private Military and Security Companies

March 2022
Nihal El Mquirmi & Helmut Sorge

The debate around the use of private military and security companies is deeply polarized, with some authors portraying such military contractors as ‘messiahs’, praising their efficiency in modern conflicts and their expertise, while others perceive them as simple ‘hired guns’. However, the debate about legitimacy and legality aside, the privatization of security and of military forces is perhaps one of the most important changes in the security field in recent years. In this episode, Nihal El Mquirmi enlightens us about this this new form of mercenarism.



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