securocrat

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securocrat

(sɪˈkjʊərəʊˌkræt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a military or police officer who has the power to influence government policy
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Here, Addis Ababa is militarily and strategically supporting President Farmajo in his efforts to remove from power at all cost the incumbent President Ahmed Madobe, who Addis Ababa's securocrats and Farmajo men view as too close to Nairobi.
As tensions increase by the minute, Quds Day will be marked by the belligerence of America's securocrats egged on by Israel to crush its only credible and principled opponent, Iran.
This revelation must be contextualized within the strategic policy shift made by South Africa's diplomats and securocrats in the 1980s to target a group of African states called the Big Five: Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia for intelligence penetration (p.118).
The same securocrats are also members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association.
Africa Confidential recently reported on the ascendancy of "securocrats" within the regime, a clear sign that survivalist strategies are still defining domestic policies.
It builds on a long engagement of the author with these sites of struggle, survival, and--unfortunately and sadly so--violent deaths (both through barbaric attacks by South Africa as in the case of the Cassinga massacre, but also by atrocities committed by SWAPO 'securocrats' and willful executors against rank and file members).
The role of securocrats in the deep state cooperating with a Western counter-terrorism agenda in fuelling radicalisation in their attempts to fight it, is often discounted.
But, for the most part, our foreign policy is crafted, led, and executed by ambitious amateurs--ideologues, the paladins of special interests, securocrats playing games of musical sinecures, political spin doctors, and the occasional academic.
Campaign group Liberty said: "The timing of this exclusive story from the securocrats seems extremely convenient."
The corruption among "securocrats" is just as pervasive as in the other spheres of Russian life.
When Mr McIntyre, who served 18 years in prison, was asked about Mr Adams's association with the IRA, he said: "Ian Paisley could say he was never in the Free Presbyterian Church, that securocrats made it up to discredit him.
Por un lado, entre los generales war vets existe un gran temor a ser perseguidos y acusados por crimenes de guerra y constituyen, junto con algunos lideres veteranos, la linea dura del regimen (securocrats), reacia a cualquier accion que pueda implicar la salida del poder de Mugabe.