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Lou Pingeot earned her M.A. degree in Political Science (specialization in
International Relations and International Security) from Sciences Po (Institut d'
etudes politiques de Paris) and is now pursuing a PhD in Political Science at
McGill University, Montreal. From 2010 to 2013 she worked for Global Policy Forum, a New York-based
NGO that monitors the UN. She is the author of two reports: Dangerous Partnership: Private Military &
Security Companies and the UN (2012) and Contracting Insecurity. Private military and security
companies and the future of the United Nations (2014).
National security entrusted to the market's private military and security companies can only address the symptoms,...