War Psychopathologies: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

War Psychopathologies: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Surviving strong experiences such as having taken part in war operations in the field is certainly something that marks you for life. It is not logical to think that, after “visiting hell", one can return to everyday life as if nothing had happened. Despite the human ability to survive and adapt, traumatic experiences can alter people's psycho-logical, biological and social balance to the point that the memory of a traumatic event ends up polluting all other experiences, deteriorating the ability to appreciate the present. In this direction, since the beginning of 1900’, medicine in constant evolution has begun to deal…
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Nigerian Protest – ENDSARS

Nigerian Protest – ENDSARS

The last weeks saw Nigeria at the centre of international attention and debate. We often hear about this country in international newspapers regarding the economic interests linked to the enormous resources of its territory. Western fiction, on the other hand, falls drastically when it comes to deepening and analyzing the situation in Nigeria from a social point of view, unless this can have repercussions at the international level. This is the case of the ENDSARS movement, which has reached its peak in recent weeks thanks to a series of events started in Lagos, the most populous city in the country (and…
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Applied Geography And Information – GEOINT

Applied Geography And Information – GEOINT

GIS methodologies: tools that allow to gather and interpret geographical data at different levels. Most of us in the security sector are well aware of the deep implications that information gathering systems have in our jobs and our practice. Most of the dynamics and tools that are related to information have a great influence on the environment we work in.  This is not only true for the security sector, where most of the informative flow regards the act of gaining data, analyzing them and sharing the evaluation in order to take strategic and tactical decisions. Our interest in this article…
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African Rangers – Protecting Wildlife Conservation

African Rangers – Protecting Wildlife Conservation

African conservationists and protectors spend their days close to wildlife. Theirs, is more than a job, it is a mission in defense of nature. African conservationists and protectors spend their days close to wildlife. Theirs, is more than a job, it is a mission in defense of nature. However, not all protectors of African nature were born in Africa. Many of them have moved to the continent from other parts of the world, to fight side by side with the natives for this very important battle. In various national parks, they not only ensure the success of conservation efforts, but…
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Private Security and Law Enforcement

Private Security and Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies should be encouraged to engage with the private security sector and to have their roles and powers explained. It often makes more sense for law enforcement agencies to draw on the expertise and resources of private security firms. People hired for security tend to have a better understanding of what the private sector can do and what goals it is trying to achieve. In other words, the private security industry can provide a private force that is dispassionate about problems and is therefore an authority with more reasonable and rational perspectives. Law enforcement agencies should be encouraged…
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Maritime Piracy: A Growing International Problem

Maritime Piracy: A Growing International Problem

Even if international efforts have helped to reduce the number of successful kidnappings, piracy at sea is still on the rise. Even if international efforts have helped to reduce the number of successful kidnappings, piracy at sea is still on the rise. Although it has been declining since its peak in 2010, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has since recorded hundreds of pirate attacks. Although progress has been made in eradicating the threat of piracy, in Somalia and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa, ships are urged to remain vigilant in navigating the region, in particular taking…
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Private Military Contractor: Reality and Legend

Private Military Contractor: Reality and Legend

When the term "private security contractor" or "private military contractor" is mentioned, most people immediately associate it with mercenaries. However, it's time to debunk these misconceptions and shed light on the truth about the private security sector. Contrary to popular belief, private military contractors (PMCs) are not mere money-driven mercenaries. It's essential to understand the legal statuses and job responsibilities that differentiate them from traditional mercenaries. Typically, individuals who pursue a career as a PMC are veterans or former soldiers from elite American troops. Their motivations extend beyond personal gain. While some may find excitement in this line of work,…
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Private Security In Gambia

Private Security In Gambia

Policeman, Close Protection Operator and Boxing Fighter: Alasan Bah and the Private Security Field in Malawi. African states have always been very dynamic and rather complex areas of the world due to social and political instability. Now, the situation is changing again and a new balance finally seems possible. In this small country of the western African coast the people have always been well known for their politeness and kindness, this is why oftentimes the country is called “the smiling coast”. But even in a place where everybody smiles, danger can exist and some people can become targets if not…
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“Proud Of My Job” – Anti-poaching Malawi

“Proud Of My Job” – Anti-poaching Malawi

In this article, we had the honor to interview a very experienced ranger from Malawi who spent more than 20 years in the anti-poaching sector: Isaac Phephelu. This interview is intended to sensitize the western world to the theme of poaching in Africa and, in this particular case, in Malawi. In this country, the situation regarding poaching is dramatic and extremely delicate.  While ivory, skins, and bush meat keep on recalling armies of poachers in national and private reserves, there are brave men and women ready to protect the wildlife and the environment, the real pillars of conservation, the rangers,…
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A Life In The Bush – Antipoaching South Africa

A Life In The Bush – Antipoaching South Africa

This interview was established thanks to the collaboration of a very young ranger working in South Africa as a antipoaching ranger: Jethro Dell. This interview was established thanks to the collaboration of a very young ranger working in South Africa as a anti-poaching. We have been talking with Jethro Dell to know something more about his great effort in the anti-poaching sector. We started by posing some questions about Jethro’s background and history since the experience of a man can in some way determine the origin of his passion. Today Jethro is working in a private reserve in South Africa,…
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