Asia

Celebration and Relief in Egypt

July 2012

Many of the secular activists and organizations who had played such a central role in the Arab Spring uprising came together with the Muslim Brotherhood in a unified front to challenge the military's continuing seizure of power.

Investigate the escalating human rights abuses

June 2012

Call on the European Commission to investigate the escalating human rights abuses in Cambodia resulting from the granting of economic land concessions for agro-industrial development. 

Join us at the Asia-Europe Peoples Forum in Laos

April 2012

A call to social movements, frontline communities and campaigning networks, and progressive NGOs, academics and parliamentarians across Asia and Europe.

The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

April 2012

The U.S. is 11 years into its current war in Afghanistan and still losing. We never had a chance to "win" this war of vengeance – and while few in Washington are ready to admit that, they’ve continued to revise and redefine just what "winning" might look like.

Assessing Burma/Myanmar’s New Government

April 2012

Burma is in the midst of its most important period of political transition in over two decades. TNI and BCN hosted a conference to look at the challenges and opportunities in five key areas: politics, ethnic relations, the economy, social and humanitarian affairs, and the international landscape.

Jakarta Water Privatization Today: Dried Water Tap or Change

By Irfan Zamzami, Amrta Institute for Water Literacy
March 2012

With protests, rallies and petitions, the message from the public has been clear: the water service in Jakarta should be re-municipalised, to save the water system from financial ruin and the water service from a profit-oriented private sector.

Renewables option

March 2012

Instead of imposing nuclear power upon unwilling people, India should join the renewables revolution for handsome gains. 

“The Japanese population won’t accept it any longer”

March 2012

On March 11, it’s exactly one year ago that North-Eastern Japan was hit by a major earthquake and a tsunami with giant 15 meter waves. One of the devastating consequences was a meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant – the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years. How is the situation today?

Ending Burma’s Conflict Cycle?

February 2012

Peace does not just involve the government and ethnic armed opposition groups, but involves all of Burma's citizens.

Could there really be a war against Iran?

February 2012

Although political brinksmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.

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