Reports & Briefings

Drugs as war economy and the peace process

October 2013
Briefing - Drug Policy Briefings Nr 41

Colombia's peace negotiations appear to have a rather simplistic view of drug production and trafficking that does not properly address the complex relationship between drugs and armed conflict.

The Netherlands and the Global Land and Water Grab

NL Land Water Grabbing cover
October 2013
Report

Dutch pension funds, banks and corporations - and even the government - are implicated in the new wave of land and water grabbing worldwide. This briefing exposes the key players and makes recommendations to prevent further abuses.

 

Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity

October 2013
Paper

How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?

Burma’s Ethnic Challenge: From Aspirations to Solutions

TNI & Burma Centrum Netherlands
October 2013

“Important steps have been made in national reconciliation during the past two years. But promises and ceremonies will never be enough. The long-standing aspirations of Burma’s peoples for peace and justice must find solutions during the present time of national transition.”

Nuclear Phase-Out put to the test

Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder & Rhea Tamara Hoffmann
October 2013
Briefing

Swedish energy company Vattenfall filed request for arbitration at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), after Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy.

Expert Seminar "Where next for Europe on drug policy reform?"

October 2013
Report

Analysis of the new EU strategy on drugs and its action plan and discussion on ways to improve and innovate European drug policy.

A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership

October 2013
Report

A report by the Seattle to Brussels Network demystifies the alleged economic benefits of the deal and exposes how it could harm people, the environment and the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.

Between Mobilisation and Conflict

September 2013
Briefing

The agrarian sector launched a national strike in Colombia which spread quickly across other sectors, against the impacts of the FTA with the US and Canada. It is evident that the current economic model has failed as a result of a combination of several factors, structurally and historically.

Bittersweet Harvest

Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International
September 2013
Paper

A European Union (EU) trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations. This report assesses the human rights impacts of the EU’s ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme in Cambodia. 

The Great Soy Expansion

Miguel Urioste F. de C.
August 2013

In the last two decades, the best agricultural lands in Bolivia have been put into commercial production by large-scale producers closely linked to foreign investors, particularly Brazilians.

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