Peace & Security

Libya intervention threatens the Arab spring

March 2011

Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.

UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

March 2011

Foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

This shameful abuse of Bradley Manning

Daniel Elsberg
March 2011

The WikiLeaks suspect's mistreatment amounts to torture. Either President Obama knows this or he should make it his business.

Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

March 2011

The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

Learning from Disaster? After Sendai

March 2011

Despite a terrible history with nuclear technology, corporate and state actors try to disconnect these mega disasters from the energy industry in order to "normalise" that which continues threatens our very existance.

Guantanamo, Torture, and the Perversion of Justice: Obama’s New Executive Order

March 2011

President Obama ratifies Bush (again): orders indefinite detention without charge for political prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other torture sites.

Against a No Fly zone in Libya

March 2011

The peoples of North Africa and the Middle East are looking for less, not greater militarisation of their countries. It is time for U.S. policy to recognize that reality and reject proposals for a 'no fly' zone.

Libya And Beyond: What’s Next For Democracy?

February 2011

The Gaddafi regime in Libya seems to believe that if a government crackdown is murderous enough, demonstrations will stop.

The “Arab 1848”: Reflections on US Policy & the Power of Nonviolence

February 2011

The uprising in the Arab world shows, along with being a textbook example of nonviolence as a mechanism of democratic social change, the crude results of a US policy based on dictatorship promotion.

Ethnic Politics in Burma: The Time for Solutions

February 2011

Following the shake-up of Burmese politics last year, the country's military leaders now face the challenge of introducing a new system while ethnic tensions and exclusions remain.

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