Private Military Firms, the American Precedent, and the Arab Spring

12 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2012  

Jon D. Michaels

University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law

Date Written: June 11, 2012

Abstract

This essay, part of the Stanford International Law Journal’s symposium on the Arab Spring, examines the special role foreign military contractors have played (1) in deterring and helping suppress domestic uprisings across the Arab world and (2) in altering the trajectory of the military-contractor industry.

Keywords: National Security Law, Foreign Affairs Law, Military Privatization, Arab Spring, Military-Industrial Complex

Suggested Citation

Michaels, Jon D., Private Military Firms, the American Precedent, and the Arab Spring (June 11, 2012). 48 Stanford Journal of International Law 277 (2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2160550

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