IS has proved very adept at fending off massive conventional forces – but that doesn't mean crack private security teams would do any better.
Comparisons of foreign volunteers in Syria to the International Brigades of Spain are apt, but not for the reasons you think.
Mercenaries and private armies have always been controversial – but are they really any worse than regular armies?
South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It's no wonder Nigeria is turning to them.