How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security

Written by Marika Josephides (1) Monday, 01 December 2014 18:15 Dismissing private military contractors as mercenaries can be simplistic and misleading, as their deployment in Sierra Leone’s Civil War displayed. That the country is rebounding despite 2014’s Ebola crisis is due in part to the success of contracted firms neutralising destabilising rebel groups. For impoverished…

Tunisian Jihadists Establishing New Networks with Libyan Islamists

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 11 May 30, 2014 07:53 PM Age: 1 day By: Stefano Maria Torelli Files:TerrorismMonitorVol12Issue11_01.pdf The Tunisian Salafist movement Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AST) was declared a terrorist organization by the government of Tunis in August 2013. Since then, it seems to have adopted concealment tactics, given the impossibility of…