Mariano Aguirre is managing director of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF). A journalist and analyst on the Middle East, US foreign policy, international conflicts, peacebuilding and peacekeeping, he has written, co-authored and edited several books, among them: La ideología neoimperial: La crisis de EEUU con Irak (Icaria/TNI/CIP 2003), co-authored with Phyllis Bennis and "Humanitarian intervention & us hegemony: a reconceptualization" in Achin Vanaik (Ed.), Selling US Wars, Interlink publishing / Transnational Institute (2007). His most recent contribution is a chapter in Megacities. The Politics of Urban Exclusion and Violence in the Global South , eds, Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, Zed Books, 2009.
He is a regular contributor to La Vanguardia, El País, Radio France International, OpenDemocracy, The Broker, Le Monde diplomatique, and other international media.
Aguirre holds an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, and was a programme officer for the Ford Foundation in New York. He is a fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam. He is professor in postgraduate studies at the Autonomous University of Lisbon, The Human Rights Institute at the Deusto University in Bilbao, and the Ortega y Gasset Institute in Madrid.
Making banks and non-profits liable for the acts and social networks of their customers and beneficiaries while holding charities and CSOs responsible for the ‘extremist’ views and actions of their associates stifles freedom of association and expression and promotes self-censorship.
Northeast India's strategic location between India, China and southeast Asia has led to a recent boom in resource extraction and investment by multinational corporations, but the world continues to remain largely silent on the human rights abuses that continue to be perpetrated by the Indian military.