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- RUSI Journal
- Volume: 163
- No: 3
- NATO, Russia and Private Military and Security Companies: Looking into the Dark Reflection
In this article, Christopher Spearin examines Russian private military and security companies (PMSCs) operating in the so-called ‘grey zone’ and highlights their offensive character. Regarding a potential NATO response, the article contends that advancing an international normative stance such that PMSC employment should be viewed in an undeniable and defensive manner would be a positive approach.