Reports & Briefings

Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2013 Maldonado (Uruguay)

April 2013
Report

The ninth Latin America informal drug policy dialogue was devoted to "dilemmas in regulation of the cannabis market."

The EU trade and Investment Agenda: quashing the aspirations of the Arab Spring?

Roeline Knottnerus
March 2013
Paper

The EU's launch of negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with four Arab countries in transition – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia - looks set to entrench an economic model that was one of the root causes of the Arab Spring.

Privatising Europe

Joseph Zacune
March 2013
Paper

This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

EU crisis infographics

March 2013
Report

Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

The Kachin Crisis: Peace Must Prevail

TNI & Burma Centrum Netherlands
March 2013

As 2012 progressed, perceptions of the real nature of change under the Thein Sein government were challenged by a series of disturbing events in which serious violence and mass displacement of civilians occurred in several parts of the country.

Between Reality and Abstraction

Mirella van Dun
March 2013
Briefing - Drug Policy Briefings Nr 39

At the International Conference on Alter­native Development (ICAD), held 15-16 November 2012 in Lima, the Peruvian Government continued to insist on the relevance of “Alternative Development (AD),” with particular emphasis on the so-called San Martín “miracle” or “model.”

Participatory alternatives to privatisation

March 2013
Paper

Experience worldwide shows that EC-imposed privatisation on crisis countries will not work. The alternative is not reinforcing the status quo, but using citizen power and labour to reinvigorate public services and democratically transform the state.

 

Balancing Trade and Aid

Fair, Green and Global Alliance
March 2013
Report

Balancing Trade and Aid With the arrival of the Rutte II cabinet, a wish of the members of the Fair, Green and Global Alliance (FGG) has come true; trade and global development are under the supervision of the same minister.

Developing Disparity

John Buchanan; With contributions from Pietje Vervest, Jennifer Franco & Joseph Purugganan
February 2013
Report

Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region’s most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite and exacerbate a decades-long civil war. 

The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

February 2013
Briefing - Drug Policy Briefings Nr 40

The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas