An arms trader who admitted to breaking a U.N. arms embargo also claimed ties to French intelligence, the Iranian government, and the since-bought-out oil company, Elf Aquitaine.
While Africa’s wars have brought untold misery to millions, some have seen conflict in the region as a business opportunity.
Poor controls in the international diamond industry – even in South Africa – are undercutting attempts to clamp down on conflict diamonds that fuel wars in Africa and, possibly, fund terrorists.
A case study of how the pursuit of oil in the third world fuels corruption and war.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been fighting one of the world’s longest and bloodiest terrorist wars, but it was the London financiers whose conduct now threatened Sri Lanka’s national survival.
The tongues of yellow flames from flaring gas burn like candlesticks lined up in a cathedral, lighting the night sky of the…
A look at the world of private military companies, and the issues raised by the trend of outsourcing war.
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