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  1. TNI-BCN Burma Project: Publications

    20 May 2010

    Publications produced by and related to the TNI-BCN Burma Project

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    Euro not for Europe's Poor

    David Cronin
    22 February 2010
    In the media

     The economic crisis in Greece has illustrated that there is a flipside to Europe's experiment in monetary union.

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    To Kill, But Not Pollute

    Frank Slijper, David Cronin
    29 June 2010
    In the media

    European Union subsidies earmarked for reducing air travel's contribution to climate change may help develop deadlier warplanes than those already found in the world's arsenals, Brussels officials have admitted.

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    Latin America distances itself from U.S. on drug war

    Jose Luis Varela
    09 February 2010
    In the media

    Researchers from Latin America, the United States and Europe agreed that the debate is now centered on a search for local solutions rather than the broader policing strategy long dictated from Washington.

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    Southern Africa: "Reclaim Control over EPA Talks"

    Servaas van den Bosch
    31 March 2010
    In the media

    Southern African governments must regain control over the negotiations on the trade deals known as economic partnership agreements (EPAs).

  6. Ecuador

    18 May 2010
  7. Myanmar elections mute ethnic voices

    Brian McCartan
    30 June 2010
    In the media

    Two reports by TNI published earlier this month have raised critical issues surrounding the upcoming elections in Burma, expected sometime later in 2010. Below, a piece from the Asia Times looks at these in the context of the country's complex political situation.

  8. Partnerships

    17 September 2010

    Working in partnership is how TNI works. TNI believes that social transformation is only achieved by building partnerships, particularly with social movements actively combatting injustice and constructing alternatives. In a world in which predominant economic policies harm the majority while entrenching the power of a small few, forging collaboration and cooperation and building collective power is the first step to achieving a more just world.

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    Suu Kyi’s release far from certain

    Tom Kramer, Nirmal Ghosh
    21 October 2010
    In the media

    The Burmese elections will be the most defining moment in Burmese politics for a generation, but Aung San Suu Kyi's rumoured possibility of release is still uncertain.

  10. Research at TNI

    17 September 2010

    TNI is known for its rigorous standards of research and high levels of expertise and its commitment to produce analysis that can assist our mission of achieving social and environmental justice. Our briefings and reports are appreciated by activists and policy-makers alike for their systemic analysis, visionary alternatives and pragmatic proposals.

     
  11. About TNI-BCN Burma Project

    09 November 2010

    Addressing the needs of ethnic nationalities to support peace, development and democracy in Burma

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    The limits of Chinese expansionism

    Shawn W. Crispin
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    China's fast growing capital expansion within South East Asia is raising concerns about landgrabs and exploitative practices, especially as it is often aligned with support for authoritarian regimes such as Burma.

     
  13. The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI)

    01 January 2010

    The aim of Land Deal Politics Initiative is for a broad framework encompassing the political economy, ecology and sociology of land deals. Globally, powerful transnational actors are tapping into lands outside their own borders to provide sufficient food and energy security at home. The original North-South dynamic of the 'global land grab' is developing into a North-South-South dynamic, with economically powerful non-Northern countries now getting involved. The reaction to this trend by state, corporate and civil society groups has been varied, moving between the extremes of seeing it as a major threat to the lives and livelihoods of rural people, to seeing it as an economic opportunity for the rural poor worldwide.

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    "Drug War" Policies Need a Stint in Rehab

    Tom Kramer, Stephen Leahy
    03 May 2010
    In the media

    Canada, April 29, 2010 (IPS) - The war on drugs is a complete failure everywhere, according a comprehensive review of 20 years of scientific literature released at the Harm Reduction 2010 conference in Liverpool, England that wraps up Thursday.

  15. The significance of Myanmar’s 2010 election

    Trevor Wilson
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    TNI mentioned as background reading material for understanding Burmese elections.

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    Latin America marijuana movement may undercut drug war, UN says

    Lucia Baldomir
    25 February 2010
    In the media

    International Narcotics Control Board's report condemns a growing drugs decriminalization movement in Latin America.

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    Turkish Mayor Acquitted on Misconduct Charges...

    Jennifer Hattam
    15 April 2010
    In the media

    The mayor of a Turkish town has escaped charges of "misconduct" and "abuse of power" stemming from his decision to provide up to 10 tons of water free of charge to district residents.

  18. The colour of money

    Phil Thornton
    01 December 2010
    In the media

    Despite a questionable human rights record, foreign governments and companies are investing billions of dollars to get their hands on the country's natural resources

  19. The BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS)

    01 January 2010

    The BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) is a collective of largely BRICS-based or connected academic researchers concerned with understanding the BRICS countries and their implications for global agrarian transformations. Critical theoretical and empirical questions about the origins, character and significance of complex changes underway need to be investigated more systematically.

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    High stakes India-Pakistan talks start slowly

    Aol Sharma
    01 March 2010
    In the media

    The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi on Thursday, restarting a dialogue halted by India after the November 2008 Mumbai attack, which was launched by militants in Pakistan.

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