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  1. Ben Hayes

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    Fellow

    Ben Hayes is a TNI fellow and an independent researcher and consultant on security policies, counter-terrorism, border control and data protection. He has worked with the civil liberties organisation Statewatch in the UK since 1996,  and also consulted for the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, the UN High Commission for Refugees, Cordaid, the Heinrich Boll Foundation,...

  2. Nick Buxton

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    Communications Consultant

    Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working as a publications editor and supporting online learning and support of activist scholar communities for TNI. He works actively on issues of climate change, militarism and economic justice and is co-editor of  The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press,...

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    Burma's Cease-fires at Risk

    • Tom Kramer
    15 September 2009

    In August the Burma army occupied the Kokang region after several days of fighting, ending two decades of cease-fire with the ethnic minority group. The resumption of fighting in northern Burma raises speculation about the other cease-fires. Tensions are rising and the cease-fire groups have put their armed forces on high alert.

  4. NeoConOpticon

    • Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Report

    Are we turning a blind eye to a new kind of arms race? One in which all the weapons are pointing inwards? This report reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme.

     
  5. About War and Pacification

    29 September 2009

  6. Interview: Neoconopticon report

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    The lack of debate on EU's emerging policies on security is not just about "sleepwalking into a surveillance society”, it is also turning a blind eye to the start of a new kind of arms race, one in which all the weapons are pointing inwards.
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    "Armeen dienen nicht mehr der Abschreckung"

    Jochen Hippler
    23 September 2009
    In the media
  8. NeoConOpticon - The EU Security-Industrial Complex by Ben Hayes

    Ben Hayes
    25 September 2009
    In the media

    Despite the often benign intent behind collaborative European ‘research’ into integrated land, air, maritime, space and cyber-surveillance systems, the EU’s security and R&D policy is coalescing around a high-tech blueprint for a new kind of security.

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    NeoConOpticon – new report on Europe’s ‘security research’ sector

    25 September 2009
    In the media
    The NeoConOpticon report, published by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, is probably the most significant independent assessment of Europe’s emerging “security research” sector to date.
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    Watergate and modern scandals

    Saul Landau
    09 September 2009
    Article
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    The Goldstone Report - Boycotting Israel

    Phyllis Bennis, Diana Buttu, Neve Gordon
    16 September 2009
    Article

    As a prominent UN inquiry condemns Israel for committing war crimes during its attacks on Gaza, three prominent activists discuss the growing global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

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    Pressing issues for UN peacekeeping operations

    Mariano Aguirre, Joana Abrisketa
    29 September 2009
    Article

    The resignation of the UN commander in chief in Congo this year is indicative of the rising number of problematic UN peacekeeping missions. For peacemaking in complex environments to have a chance of succeeding, members of the UN Security Council will need to transcend their own national security and economic interests.

  13. Stepping away from the darkness

    Martin Jelsma
    06 September 2009
    Article

    The experiences of countries that have decriminalised drugs show that fears of explosions in drugs use are unfounded.

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    H-bomb or a fizzle?

    Praful Bidwai
    08 September 2009
    Article
    The claim that the May 1998 thermonuclear test failed should not be used to demand further testing. India does not need hydrogen bombs for security
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    How many bombs does India need?

    Praful Bidwai
    18 September 2009
    Article
    India already has more than 100 fission weapons, each enough to kill up to two million people. This is deterrence enough.
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    Why The Goldstone Report Matters

    Richard Falk
    23 September 2009
    Article

    Despite the impeccable credentials of the commission members, and the worldwide reputation of Richard Goldstone as a person of integrity and political balance, Israel refused cooperation from the outset.

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    Afghan creep

    Saul Landau
    17 September 2009
    Article
    President Obama’s Afghan and Pakistan goals for U.S. security remain obscure. If Obama focused instead on the phantom-like bin Laden he may ensure a second term.
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    Big business and security

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In its haste to cash-in on the security boom, the EU has outsourced its research agenda to corporate self-interest.
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    Defence industry dominates EU’s security research programme

    25 September 2009
    Press release
    The NeoConOpticon report, released by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme that has the explicit aim of fostering a European Homeland Security industry to compete globally with the USA in a fast growing market.