Publications

The Agrarian Roots of Violent Conflict

Paper
Sietze Vellema, Fransisco Lara
June 2011

Conflict in Southern Philippines is caused as much by agrarian economics and politics as ethnic and religious differences.

The Politics of Agrofuels and Mega-land and Water deals

Sofía Monsalve Suárez
June 2011

The Procana Bioethanol project in Mozambique is a clear example of how agrofuel investments contribute rather than mitigate climate change, and are often accompanied by dispossession and impoverishment caused by landgrabbing.

Conflict or Peace? Ethnic Unrest Intensifies in Burma

Briefing
June 2011

The breakdown in the ceasefire of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) with the central government represents a major failure in national politics and threatens to escalate to serious humanitarian crisis if not immediately addressed.

Burma's New Government: Prospects for Governance and Peace in Ethnic States

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Report
May 2011

What are the prospects for Burma's quasi-civilian government effectively addressing the country's ethnic minority grievances and resolving the multiple, decades-long conflicts?

Expert Seminar on Proportionality of Sentencing for Drug Offences

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Briefing
May 2011

There has in recent years been a renewed interest in the principle of proportionality in sentencing policy for drug offences. There has been official analysis of the issue by the International Narcotics Control Board (‘INCB’) and several national initiatives that have emphasised a requirement for proportionality when sentencing in statute or penal code, asserted it through the courts, or, as with the UK Consultation on sentencing for drug offences, are continuing to explore the concept through policy processes.

Strengthening public water in Africa: South South North networked model of Public-public Partnerships

May 2011

Samir Bensaid is author of the new chapter addition to the collaborative book project "Reclaiming Public Water"- part of TNI's Water Justice programme - which brings experience and insight from Morocco and Mauritania.

Conviction by Numbers

Briefing
Genevieve Harris
May 2011

Threshold quantities (TQs) for drug law and policy are being experimented with across many jurisdictions.

Kratom in Thailand: Decriminalisation and Community Control?

Briefing
Pascal Tanguay
May 2011

Kratom is an integral part of Thai culture and has neglible harmful effects. Community level control and education are recommended for the best path to harm reduction.

Withdrawal Issues

Withdrawal Issues: Report on the U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
Susi Snyder
March 2011

Interviews conducted with European NATO delegations and NATO staffers concerned with nuclear planning and deployment reveal that there is sufficient political will to end the deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

On the Frontline of Northeast India

Briefing
March 2011

Conflict and underdevelopment in Northeast India have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and support for drug users.

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