• ‘Counterterrorism’ used to crackdown on civil society

    International counterterrorism guidelines are being used - and encouraging - authoritarian regimes to repress civil society worldwide. Countries with severe restrictions like Saudi Arabia receive stellar ratings under these guidelines, while much freer countries like Norway are considered non-compliant.
  • Building Peace in Permanent War

    For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed.
  • 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?
  • 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.

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

Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.

The Marshall Islands Versus the World’s Nuclear Weapons States

Peter Weiss
One effect of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) initiative is to throw a spotlight on the policies of the nuclear weapons states, which claim to be committed to a nuclear weapons free world while showing not the slightest willingness to reach that goal.

No we are not all Charlie Hebdo and nor should we be

I respect your right to show solidarity with the victims of this horrible crime by reposting those drawings, but only if you respect my right not to do so because I happen to find them bigoted and incendiary.
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Publications

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’.

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.
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Events

June 2015

Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing & Conflict Transformation

The groundbreaking report, Building Peace in Permanent War, Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation, provides empirical data on how counterterrorism legislation has affected peacebuilding practice at the local and international level. On June 24, co-authors Vicki Sentas and Louise Boon-Kuo will discuss their report in a webinar, with commentary from U.S. peacebuilding expert Lisa Schirch.
February 2015

Building Peace in Permanent War: Terrorist Listing & Conflict Transformation

Launch of a report that argues terrorist listings place peacebuilding at the frontline of contemporary security practice and are having profound effects on the types of peacebuilding possible.
September 2014

Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on the Context and History

Fully booked! Limited amount of tickets available at the door at 19:45. or check for tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/271163586424728/
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News

The Speech on Diplomacy that Obama should have given

14 September 2014
President Obama should have spent his fifteen minutes of prime time Wednesday night talking about diplomacy. Instead of a four-part mostly military plan, he should have outlined four key diplomatic moves, suggests Phyllis Bennis.

The Speech on Diplomacy that Obama should have given

14 September 2014
President Obama should have spent his fifteen minutes of prime time Wednesday night talking about diplomacy. Instead of a four-part mostly military plan, he should have outlined four key diplomatic moves, suggests Phyllis Bennis.

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.
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