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PSC = Putin [Authorized] Security Contractor

David Isenberg | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
David Isenberg

In the Russian Federation, there are no laws specifically regulating the conduct of PMSC abroad. But that is not to say there are no relevant laws.

What Would Sherlock Say?

David Isenberg | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

In their hearts, some PMSC advocates know this, which is why they will make arguments like this: It's not that we do it better or cheaper than regular military forces; rather it's that regular military forces have better things to do than slinging hash or doing laundry.

What's in a Name? That Which We Call a Roseate PMSC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Still the vagueness, regardless of how deliberate it may be, of many firms has often bugged me. Perhaps it is because I'm a Capricorn but I prefer directness. And I think most people actually do understand that the world being what it is that there is a need for guys with guns.

I Have a Dream: An International Legal Treaty

David Isenberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Almost nobody talks about an international treaty for private military and security contractors. Still, one can only speculate on what an international legal treaty might look like.

The PMSC Perils of Peacekeeping

David Isenberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
David Isenberg

Private military and security contractors frequently assert that they are so effective that they should be used in United Nations peacekeeping operations. It is a contention that has received greater attention in recent years. But is it true?

The Weaknesses of PMSC Self-Regulation

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I am critical of largely self-regulation efforts, such as Codes of Conduct. It is not that such codes are bad. Rather, the problem is that in order to make it really work, some other things need to go along with it.