Peace & Security

On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

March 2014

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’.

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Eyes Wide Shut: Corruption and Drug-Related Violence in Rosario

December 2013

In Rosario, Argentina, the presence of criminal organisations involved in drug trafficking was a low priority for the government until New Year’s day 2012, when the killing of three innocent civilians by members of a gang sparked press attention.

Land as a matter of human rights

December 2013

Land grabbing is an expression of the dominant development model based on production and consumption patterns in which financial capital reigns.

US drones strategy

October 2013

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.

Susan George: Good Deal of Irony

October 2013

In the second video interview for the launch of How to Win the Class War, Susan George says her new book will help readers understand how neoliberalism unexpectedly triumphed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

 

Cashing in on Catastrophe book meets fundraising goal

September 2013

Thanks to your support, we met our target and raised 10,000 euros for this crucial book that tells the hidden story of the corporations and military seeking to cash in on climate chaos, and puts forward peoples' alternatives for a liveable future.

Optimism and Fear

September 2013

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.

The Checkered History of Humanitarian Intervention

September 2013

The impending US strike on Syria is justified as necessary to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons on its citizens and prevent it from further employing them. The situation, says Washington, calls for “humanitarian intervention.”

The Syrian Civil War, Chemical Weapons, & the Rush to Regional and Global Disaster

August 2013

The US, Saudis and Qatar who seek to take sides in fuelling sectarianism and violence in the Middle East, should remember how a similar discourse of preventative war and promotion of sectarian forces in Europe led to World War I.

 

Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

David Wildman
August 2013

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.