• Eurodrones, Inc.

    How far reaching is the EU's financing and support for the emerging drone industry? With what intended purpose? And what will be the consequences for European citizens?
  • On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    It is time for a closer look at the self-serving claim by nuclear weapons states that one of the greatest dangers is that of nuclear weapons being built or falling into the hands of ‘terrorist groups’.
  • Optimism and Fear

    If I was really optimistic, I’d say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament – and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria.
  • Military spending and the EU crisis infographic

    An infographic that accompanies our report, Guns, Debt and Corruption, illustrating the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.
  • Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

TNI’s Peace and Security Programme brings together cutting-edge analyses of critical conflicts such as the war in Afghanistan and its regional implications and is pioneering research on the little-publicised spread of new security infrastructure in Europe and worldwide.

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Articles

Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

This is how wars begin.

Pope Francis in Palestine

Foreign Policy In Focus
There were plenty of important statements from Pope Francis during his recent three-day trip to Palestine and Israel—including a plea for “justice,” a traditional call for peace and a reference to the “State of Palestine”—but at the end of the day it was all about the photo-ops.

Capitalism = Rising Inequalities

It’s a sign of the pathology of much of India’s mainstream media that it displays the rise of the speculative-trader-industrialist Hinduja brothers to the top of Britain’s (not India’s) billionaire list on the front page, as many papers did on May 12, while blacking out the shamefully persistent phenomena of grinding poverty and rapidly growing income inequalities in this country.

Publications

Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

How international rules on countering the financing of terrorism impact civil society

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.

Guns, debt and corruption

High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.

Events

September 2014

Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on the Context and History

With speakers: Richard Falk (ex United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories), Phyllis Bennis (specialist on US foreign policy in the Middle East) and Ben Hayes (expert on EU foreign policy and anti-terrorist legislation).
February 2014

Ukrainian crisis: Dangers and Opportunities

While the Maidan burns in Kiev and the crisis in the Ukraine deepens, a delegation of Ukrainian and Russian civil society organisations bring their analysis to Brussels to engage policy makers, parliamentarians and civil society.
November 2012

Alternative Regionalisms and Struggles for Community

"The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta (is an open wound) where the third world grates against the first and bleeds". Gloria Anzaldúa

News

Stop the Thai Coup, Restore and Strengthen Democracy with Participation for All

4 June 2014
After several months of political unrest in Thailand, the military declared martial law on May 20, 2014, and then called leaders in for a supposed attempt at dialogue before seizing power in a coup d’état on May 22. General Prayuth Chan-ocha abolished the 2007 Constitution and dissolved the caretaker Government and Senate. In subsequent days, the military has summoned and detained scholars, activists, journalists and politicians, even carrying out arbitrary arrests and secret detentions, targeting people who think differently and who have campaigned for democratic and legal reforms.

Drones verkopen in de woestijn

1 April 2014
Douaniers in witte jurken nemen zijn koffers in beslag, DHL sloopt de handelswaar: zakendoen in Oman valt niet mee.

The Crisis in Ukraine: Risks and Prospects

24 February 2014
While the Maidan burns in Kiev and the crisis in the Ukraine deepens, a delegation of Ukrainian and Russian civil society organisations bring their analysis to Brussels to engage policy makers, parliamentarians and civil society.