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What can we expect to see in 2011?

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
Climate Justice
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Walden Bello: Can we depend on China for global growth? Mariano Aguirre: Changing global power relations and possible attack on Iran Marcos Arruda: Continuing crises and community resistance Phyllis Bennis – Confronting Obama's unwinnable war in Afghanistan Walden Bello: Turbulence in the waning days of the global economic order In 2010, outrage with the excesses of the financial institution... Read more

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Tendencias internacionales para 2011

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Middle East Conflict
Spanish
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Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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Article
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Tres cuestiones marcarán las relaciones internacionales en el nuevo año. Primero, las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Europa, por un lado, y las denominadas potencias emergentes y una serie de países del Sur, por otro. Segundo, la evolución de la crisis financiera internacional. Tercero, la violencia en una serie de Estados y a lo largo de líneas de fractura como las fronteras entre Pakistán... Read more

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Iraq: la guerra invisible

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Middle East Conflict
Spanish
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Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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Article
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Loles Oliván
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La guerra y las sanciones siguen utilizándose para manipular y controlar Iraq. El reciente libro de Joy Gordon sobre las sanciones y la política estadounidense, muestra que éstas han sido utilizadas por Estados Unidos y Gran Bretaña, no como una alternativa a la guerra, como han podido creer muchos en el seno de la comunidad internacional, sino como medio de debilitamiento en preparación de la... Read more

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Iraq: The Invisible War

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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Article
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War and Sanctions continue to be used to manipulate and control Iraq. Joy Gordon’s recent book on the sanctions and US policy shows them being used by the US and Britain, not as an alternative to war as many in the international community may have intended, but as a means of softening in preparation for war.As it turned out, that was done not once, but twice in 1991 and 2003. This Invisible War... Read more

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Get all US forces and mercenaries out of Iraq

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European security
Military Bases
Middle East Conflict
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security
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Article
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War and Sanctions continue to be used to manipulate and control Iraq. Joy Gordon's recent book on the sanctions and US policy shows them being used by the US and Britain, not as an alternative to war as many in the international community may have intended, but as a means of softening in preparation for war.... Read more

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Misplaced euphoria over UN seat

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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Article
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An official press conference in Delhi at 9:30 pm? Nothing else can explain this except Foreign Minister SM Krishna’s euphoria over India’s election as one of five temporary members of the United Nations Security Council. Krishna called this a “big day for Indian diplomacy” and compared it with what tennis-player “Somdev Devvarman has done in the Commonwealth Games”. It is hard to understand how... Read more

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What would Gandhi say to a seat in the Security Council?

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Peace & Security
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India relishes its growing power—not debate over its purposes
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Article
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When India got elected last week to the United Nations Security Council as one of its five temporary members for two years, Foreign Minister SM Krishna was ecstatic. He termed this a “big day for Indian diplomacy” and a “reflection of the expectations that the world has from us”. The media joined the chorus to celebrate this “monumental” victory, which will give India a chance to “showcase its... Read more

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Para los pobres, mercado

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Son muchas las pruebas que, en la actualidad, demuestran la inviabilidad del capitalismo como modo de organización de la vida económica. Uno de sus máximos apologistas, el economista austríaco-americano Joseph Schumpeter, gustaba argumentar que lo que lo caracterizaba era un continuo proceso de “destrucción creadora”: viejas formas de producción o de organización de la vida económica eran... Read more

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TNI contributor, former UN official Denis Halliday returns home after Israel's Flotilla Raid

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Peace & Security
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Supporters clapped, cheered and chanted as the five erstwhile sailors returned to Dublin
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In the media
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A CHEER to lift the spirits of any weary traveller greeted the five Irish citizens who landed at Dublin yesterday after being deported from Israel.... Read more

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Can a Security Council "Coalition of the Unwilling" Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?

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Middle East Conflict
Nuclear weapons
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Suites: 
Peace & Security
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Sanctions that don't work vs. diplomacy that does
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Article
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The United States' crusade for new UN sanctions against Iran has been underway for a long time. But the new intensity, the new scurrying around to make sure China and Russia are on board, and the new scramble for an immediate public announcement all reflect Washington's frustration with the new agreement with Iran brokered by Turkey and Brazil. That agreement requires Iran to send about half of... Read more

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