• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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From Exile to Radicalization in Venezuela

Edgardo Lander tells Paul Jay that in '98, when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chávez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him.

Sharon is dead, but Sharonism lives on

The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more. After eight years in a coma, during which the militaristic hard-right leader was re-branded a peacenik, Israeli General Ariel Sharon was finally pronounced dead.

US drones strategy

US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

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

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
September 2012

The Marikana massacre

Mining is a lucrative business opportunity. With the global demand still being so high the South African government is banking on mining as the country's route to development. What then are the implications of the Marikana massacre?

News

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.  

EU spending over $400m on secret drone project – Civil rights group

12 February 2014
The EU is investing hundreds of millions of taxpayer euros in the development of surveillance drones without political oversight, a report claims. The authors of the document warn the EU is secretly encouraging “the further militarization” of the region.