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Making War Profitable Again: PMCs as Russia’s “Key” to Africa

By Jeremy Kuzmarov on Saturday, August 18, 2018

Moscow is gaining a foothold in Africa once more The employment of private and/or illegal military groups to achieve specific geopolitical and geostrategic objectives has historically been one of the key instruments of Russian foreign policy. At different times, these groups have borne various names: mercenaries (in pre-1917 Russia), “tourists”/“military advisers” (Soviet substitute for “soldiers sent by the Ministry of Defence to carry out ‘international obligations’ in regional conflicts in…