Peace & Security

Man Fridays: Wikileaks exposes UK tricks to deny the Chagossians the right to return home

January 2011

A 2009 cable on Diego Garcia released by WikiLeaks shows how little has changed in the UK colonialist mindset in the past 50 years.

Colombia: A successful case for the war on drugs?

January 2011

Is Colombia's narcotrafficking situation comparable to that of Mexico, including the strategies needed to combat it?

What can we expect to see in 2011?

January 2011

Changing global power balances, continuing crises, Iran, Afghanistan. Four TNI fellows share their predictions for 2011.

Discrimination in Occupied Palestine

December 2010

The Human Rights Watch report, "Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories" reveals nothing new but is nevertheless a conclusive demonstration of acute and pervasive discrimination against Palestinians as a salient feature of the Israeli occupation.

Blacklisted

Gavin Sullivan
December 2010

Human rights experts call for abolition of United Nations ‘terrorist list’ and wholesale reform of EU blacklisting regime.

The delusions of the peace process

December 2010

The politics of the peace process in the Middle East have ensured that the mere prospect for producing peace is nonexistent.

Pernicious parallels

December 2010

The United States' protracted fight against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the spectre of the Vietnam war. A review on recent literature on US wartime policies from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wikileaks: Media Challenging Authority

December 2010

Wikileaks is a threat to powerful institutions because it adheres to the principles of an independent media, challenging authority and power.

Secrecy, Truth, & the Struggle for Peace & Justice: Reflections on the WikiLeaks Revelations

December 2010

The WikiLeaks saga demonstrates that secrecy plus power results in corruption and crime, and that an informed citizenry is essential to prevent our's from becoming a society where civil liberties are a pipe dream and torture is the norm.

Wikileaks: War, diplomacy and the search for Ban Ki-Moon's toothbrush

December 2010

The wikileak cables do not include shocking revelations that reverse our understanding of global issues, but they are an ineffably sad body of evidence that President Obama’s promise to change US' interaction on global stage remains unfulfilled.