Armed conflicts, terrorism, and wars are increasing and international tensions are growing in many parts of the world. Governments are increasingly using Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) to do the war making and International Organisations and Transnational Companies employ them to secure their ships and staff from pirates, rebels and terrorist groups of all sorts. Violations of Human Rights by PMSC staff have been reported during the war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Congo and other conflict zones of the world including through the use of armed drones and AI computer systems.
"Challenges for Foreign Ministries: Managing Diplomatic Networks and Optimising Value" Diplomatic acedemies need to identify all their clients and potencial users, to get them to participate in the setting of training goals. Quality assurance is an essential form of process control, and a new standard, ISO 10015 has emerged as management tool, to address the outcomes of traning. The goal is to identify the performance gap.
Multi-stakeholder Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities, MPA Sciences Po, 22 March 2006
Caucus on "Conducting Change Projects in the United Nations & Related Intergovernmental Organization", Convenor, Academy of Managemnt annual meeting, Boston, August 1997.