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    US Will Release Files on Crimes Under Pinochet

    Tim Weiner
    02 December 1998
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    Treading into a political and diplomatic confrontation it tried to avoid, the US has decided to declassify some secret government documents on the killing and torture conducted by the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

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    AEPF: Recommendations to ASEM 2

    01 April 1998
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    A Lost Opportunity

    • Martin Jelsma
    15 June 1998

    United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS)
    New York, 8-10 June 1998

    The "United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem" held from 8 to 10 June in New York, did not bring any surprises. The drug summit adopted a global strategy to reduce illicit drug supply and demand by 2008. In the General Assembly room, it was an uninterrupted three day sequence of political speeches. All countries could give their own emphasis to the agenda items and present in seven minutes their own more general view on the drugs issue and their policies to deal with it. But, all in all, it has been a lost opportunity, no evaluation of current drug policies took place whatsoever, it was devoted to (as a New York Times editorial phrased it) "recycling unrealistic pledges". 

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    IPS Applauds Pinochet Arrest And Calls for Increased US Support for Spanish Case

    the Iran team at the Institute for Policy Studies
    19 October 1998
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    The Institute for Policy Studies applauds the arrest of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, whose regime ordered the assassination of two IPS colleagues, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, in 1976 and carried out other documented acts of international terrorism.

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    Lessons To Learn

    • Tom Blickman, Ken Bluestone
    02 June 1998

    The United Nations Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP) is rallying support for the UN General Assembly Special Session to Counter the World Drug Problem Together (UNGASS). The UNDCP hopes the meeting will raise the profile of drugs issues and place the agency at the centre of a revitalised global approach to drugs. At the meeting, a series of declarations and action plans on a variety of issues will be tabled. Tackling drugs problems, however, involves more than words. What matters most is how such ideas will be put into action.

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    A Lost Opportunity

    01 June 1998
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    MAI Manifesto of 28 April 1998

    Susan George
    28 April 1998
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    Manifesto on Multilateral Agreement on Investment

    Susan George
    28 April 1998
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    The End of the Asian Miracle

    Walden Bello
    12 January 1998
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    Background to the Global Financial Crisis

    John Cavanagh
    11 September 1998
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    Prisoner Pinochet. The Dictator and the Quest for Justice

    Peter Kornbluh
    21 December 1998
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    The prosecution of Pinochet, whose name became a virtual synonym for state-sponsored terror during his seventeen-year regime, has become a historic turning point for international and national efforts to hold him and other tyrants accountable.

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    Caught in the Crossfire

    • Tom Blickman
    01 June 1998

    Drugs control is one of the most controversial issues of the late twentieth century. US-led efforts to wage a ‘war on drugs' have focused on wiping out production in developing countries, rather than tackling the demand for drugs in rich countries. Over time, eradication strategies have become increasingly militarised, and have led to human rights abuses and environmental degaradation. And the war has failed. The amount of drugs produced and drugs-linked crops cultivated have not decreased.

    This briefing is published in the run-up to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held in New York in June 1998. The UNGASS provides a rare opportunity to re-think current drugs efforts. Member states are being asked to endorse a plan, known as SCOPE, for the eradication of drugs-linked crops by 2008. Is SCOPE viable? And what impact would it have on poor farmers who grow drugs-linked crops to survive?

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    Law and the Pathology of Nuclearism

    Peter Weiss
    01 August 1998
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    Introduction: The South Asian Nuclear Tests

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 August 1998
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    Now the World Will Know the Truth

    Francisco Letelier
    21 October 1998
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    Pinochet: Slick public relations, lies and diplomatic immunity in the end could not save the dictator from justice.

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    Terrorism: Theirs and Ours

    Eqbal Ahmad
    12 October 1998
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