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  1. Have Taliban arrests undermined peace talks?

    Jochen Hippler
    31 March 2010

    The recent arrests of senior Taliban figures in Pakistan, which UN officials have said undermine Afghanistan peace talks, reveal a confused US strategy in Afghanistan.

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    The WHO cocaine project

    04 February 2010
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    In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press release the publication of the results of the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken.

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    Countering illicit and unregulated money flows

    • Tom Blickman
    25 January 2010

    Since its beginnings in 1989, the international anti-money laundering regime has not worked as well as intended. After two decades of failed efforts, experts still ponder how to implement one that does work. A bolder initiative is required at the United Nations level, moving from recommendations to obligations, and fully engaging developing nations.

  4. Regulating cannabis could help cut Dutch state deficit

    Tom Blickman
    13 April 2010
    Article

    Decriminalizing cannabis in the Netherlands and regulating the back-door of the coffee-shops and cultivation of cannabis would save 160 million euro on expenses by the police and the criminal justice system and bring in 260 million euro in tax revenues. The Dutch government is already earning some 400 million euros a year in corporate taxes from cannabis-selling coffee-shops.

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    Do we really want a Russian UN Drug Czar?

    Tom Blickman
    09 July 2010
    Article

    According to the Transform blog, it has been confirmed that the Russian diplomat Yuri V. Fedotov has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). What will be the implications? Russia has one of the worst records on drug policy and human rights: it ignores scientific evidence on effective HIV prevention among drug users and its punitive drug laws push drug users to the margins of society. Afghan opium poppy farmers could suffer from this appointment as well. The Russians hold them responsible for the 30,000 drug deaths in Russia every year.

  6. Drug Law Reform: Publications

    16 February 2010
    Article

    Publications produced by the project Drug Law Reform in Latin America.

  7. Promoting dialogue toward more effective and humane drug policies in Latin America

    15 July 2010
    Article

    TNI-WOLA's new website documents the human toll of failed drug policies in Latin America, providing information, analysis, testimonies and information on efforts for reform.

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    The Torturer in the Mirror

    • Tom Reifer
    27 September 2010
    Book

    When is torture ever an effective tool of government? Despite Obama promises to end torture (and close Guantanamo), this ineffective, inhumane and unacceptable practice still continues with complicity from the highest levels of the US government.

  9. Kentucky Fried Education: The Market Assault on Reason

    Tariq Ali
    02 June 2010
    Multi-media

    In April 2010, UK Middlesex University decided to close down Philosophy. Ever since, students and staff, and thousands of their supporters, have been battling to save it.

  10. Assassination on Embassy Row: 34 years later

    Saul Landau
    05 October 2010
    Article

    Remembering Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt 34 years after their assassination by Chile's secret police.

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    Ecuador's neo-liberal model

    Roger Burbach
    01 February 2010
    Article

    Beginning his fourth year as president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa confronts a major challenge from some of the very social actors that propelled him into office, primarily over the control of the country's extractive resources.

  12. The 2010 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    30 April 2010

    The 53rd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was a rather uneventful event. After the High Level Segment in 2009, the final agreement on the new Political Declaration and the unprecedented addition of an Interpretative Statement on harm reduction, this year’s CND would be a generally low-key affair. One of the most controversial issues were the comments of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) on the trend to decriminalize possession for personal use in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Both Argentina and Mexico voiced strong objections. This CND also was marked by the imminent departure of Mr. Costa as Executive Director of the nited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

     

  13. Fellows

    29 March 2010

    TNI Fellows are internationalist intellectuals with a track record of progressive activist-scholarship and a passionate commitment to social change. They bring TNI vision and new ideas, expertise relevant to current programme, connect TNI to relevant networks and commit themselves to an active role in TNI. TNI Fellowships do not involve any financial remuneration.

  14. People’s climate conference comes to the world

    19 April 2010
    Article

    An historic peoples’ conference on climate change opens in Bolivia with an expected attendance of thousands of people from more than 120 countries. Many more people are expected to participate via the Internet http://envivo.cmpcc.org.bo.

  15. Istanbul 2010 European Social Forum: Call for a Just Transition

    06 July 2010
    Article

    This year's ESF in Istanbul saw social movements from across the continent come together together in the urgent call for a socially and environmentally just transition in the economy.

  16. Activists from across Asia explain how the EU’s free trade agenda affects them: (2) India

    04 November 2010
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    At the Asia Europe People’s Forum in Brussels we interviewed civil society activists from across Asia, to find out more about the damaging impacts of free trade agreements on the everyday lives of people in their countries.

  17. Activists from across Asia explain how the EU’s free trade agenda affects them: (1) Indonesia and China

    12 October 2010
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    At the Asia Europe People’s Forum in Brussels we interviewed some civil society activists from across Asia, to find out more about the damaging impacts of free trade agreements on the everyday lives of people in their countries.

  18. Obama’s Nuclear Postures

    Zia Mian
    19 July 2010
    Article

    The latest US government nuclear review shows that Obama's nuclear policy - rhetoric aside - is no different to previous administrations, seeking to retain nuclear weapons for the indefinite future and accepting scant constraint on how these weapons might be used.

  19. TNI-BCN Burma Project: Publications

    20 May 2010

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

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    Radical magazines fight for survival

    John-Paul Flintoff
    17 March 2010
    In the media

    What is the future of independent magazines?

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