Peace & Security

Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

April 2015

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

Palestinian statehood: a lost cause?

Daniel Levy Nadim Shehadi
January 2015

Why deals done at the United Nations Security Council undermined efforts to end Israeli occupation.

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Making a Mountain out of a Molehill: Myths on Youth and Crime in Saint Lucia

Marcus Day
December 2014

Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “drug problem” is to be blamed for this. This briefing wants to show this relation is far more complex and often misunderstood.

Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

November 2014

Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

October 2014

One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS

September 2014

Arming the so-called "moderate" opposistion in Syria doesn't mean supporting the good guys. It means sending arms to the Free Syrian Army.

Should NATO be helping Ukraine face Russia?

September 2014

The debate about the role of NATO in Ukraine is starting too late: Western leaders already made a fatal decision to back the new Kiev government no matter what it is doing and no matter what the real situation is on the ground.

Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

June 2014

This is how wars begin.

5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

May 2014

This article is based on discussions under way among a number of national peace and justice and anti-war organizations.

The civil war in Syria grinds on, and conditions for Syrian civilians—those inside its borders as well as the millions forced to flee to neighboring countries—continue to deteriorate. As global and regional powers not only fail to help end the war but actively engage in arming and funding all sides in the fighting, we in civil society must sharpen our demands for a different position from that of our governments.

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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.

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