The Privatization of Peace
Private Military Firms, Conflict Resolution and the Future of NATO
This article debates the utility of private military firms (PMFs) in peacebuilding operations and conflict mediation. It surveys their emergence during the post-Cold War period, outlines key characteristics and debates their legality. It also discusses the role of PMFs in NATO-led operations in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia and post-2001 Afghanistan.
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