On the brink of danger

June, 2017

This Strategic Note addresses a relatively new phenomenon in international relations. Since the nineties, there has been an increasing number of civilian experts who work in highly unstable contexts, once restricted to the military. Although several different countries have developed mechanisms to better train their own native citizens, in Brazil the vast majority of non-military professionals deployed in crisis-affected or post-conflict countries are trained ad hoc– if trained at all – on safety and security matters. This Strategic Note is divided into: introduction, five sections and conclusion.

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