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Harvard University
Private Security, Private Military, NGO Security, Civil-Military Relations, German Defence and Security Policy, Bundeswehr.
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About Me

My research focusses on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs), NGO security and civil-military relations. In addition I have also conducted research on the regulation of PMSCs and on German and European Defence and Security Policy, including reform of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr).

Recent Publications

2017. Private Military and Security Companies. Forthcoming in: Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations.

2016. A “Pacifist” Approach to Military Contracting. How German history explains its limited use of Private Security Companies. In Kinsey/ Berndtsson (Eds): The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security

2014. Private Miltary and Security Companies: A Review Essay,            Parameters 44(2), Summer 2014.

2013. ‘Treehugges and Babykillers: The relationship between NGOs and PMSCs and its impact on coordinating actors in complex operations’. Small Wars & Insurgencies. 2/2013

I have written about PMSCs on the Kings of War, Strife and ATHA blogs.

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Germany, USA, UK

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