Deborah Avant, a professor at George Washington University and author of The Market for Force, says she thinks that someday, somewhere, private firms will be hired to defend civilians.
Is the argument – considering the undeniable humanitarian crisis in Darfur at this time – that political obstacles to hiring " hiring " private security firms" are too great at
For now, private bids to do peacekeeping are going nowhere. And in Darfur, a fragile peace agreement is fraying. In an interview with NPR, Jan Egeland, the U.N.'s chief aid coordinator, said U.N. trucks are attacked every week. He said some humanitarian organizations have already left Darfur and others are debating whether to go.
With westward migration – toward Chad – of the violence I think that all options should be on the table now not in six months from now or five years from now. The complications as one can see by the Brookings Study. However if we need to view the situation in Darfur as business deal in order to prevent or at least mitigate the severity of the humanitarian crisis I say it's worth a shot. What considerations should be given to a government that would allow this kind of travesty to be thrust upon its people anyway?