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  1. Secrets, Lies, & Propaganda

    • Tom Reifer
    03 January 2013
    Paper

    After the US embrace of torture after 9/11 it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a tribute to America’s liberal culture of torture for the big screen; Zero Dark Thirty

  2. Guns, debt and corruption

    • Frank Slijper
    14 April 2013
    Report

    High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.

  3. Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

    • Tom Reifer
    29 July 2013
    Paper

    Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

  4. Grounding of Bolivian presidential jet and treatment of Snowden shames European Union

    05 July 2013
    Declaration

    Over 50 international lawyers, human rights, civil rights and civil society groups and networks say the actions of certain EU member states in response to Snowden's revelations contradict the EU’s stated commitment to democracy, human rights and international law.

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    Hands off Syria

    Tomasz Pierscionek
    23 June 2013
    In the media

    A recent front-page headline in the London Evening Standard declared: "Cameron: We must act over Syria gas attacks."

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    France and Spain take military spending in opposite directions

    02 August 2013
    In the media

    Military spending in France and Spain grabbed the spotlight this week in the latest act of the euro crisis.

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    Diplomatiek incident in Snowden-case

    08 August 2013
    In the media

    Begin juli weigerden Portugal, Spanje, Frankrijk en Italië het gebruik van het luchtruim voor het presidentiële vliegtuig van Evo Morales.

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    Washington Secures Long-Sought Hemispheric Outpost, Perhaps at the Expense of Regional Sovereignty

    Mary Donohue, Melissa Nepomiachi
    22 July 2013
    In the media

    The Transnational Institute, an Amsterdam-based scholar-activist organization, observed that the response of the Bolivian press is understandable because there have been previous suspicions of outside forces wanting to exercise military control over the natural resources of the Chaco (Tarija) region.

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    Moral Obscenities in Syria

    28 August 2013
    In the media

    Does anyone really believe that a military strike on an alleged chemical weapons factory would help the Syrian people, would save any lives, would help bring an end to this horrific civil war?

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    Ägypten wird nicht zerfallen wie Syrien

    17 August 2013
    In the media

    Die Zukunft Ägyptens ist ungewiss und die blutigen Auseinandersetzungen halten an. Doch US-Wissenschaftler Elliott Abrams glaubt nicht, dass es zu einem Bürgerkrieg wie in Syrien kommen werden. Denn ein Großteil der Muslimbrüder sei unbewaffnet.

  11. Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 January 2013
    Article

    Hagel’s nomination engendered bitter, angry opposition from the moment it was floated as a trial balloon. And the fact that Obama went ahead with the nomination is a good indication that on at least some critical foreign policy issues, Obama is not prepared to allow either the pro-Israeli lobbies or the hard-core neoconservatives, in and outside of Washington, to determine whom he could and could not choose as Secretary of Defense.

  12. Pathway to Progress in Israel

    12 February 2013
    Article

    While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. Change may come from divestment campaigns, the new UN recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.

  13. The Day the World Said No to War

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 February 2013
    Article

    Our movement changed history. While we did not prevent the Iraq war, the protests proved its clear illegality, demonstrated the isolation of the Bush administration policies, helped prevent war in Iran, and inspired a generation of activists.

  14. On the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

    Walden Bello
    16 January 2013
    Article

    The Asia-Europe People’s Forum requested a delegation of ASEAN parliamentarians to visit the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic to investigate the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, the prominent Lao leader of civil society. 

  15. India’s fading regional influence: Falling between two stools

    Praful Bidwai
    08 March 2013
    Article

    India’s neighbourhood is in great turmoil, but New Delhi seems unable to fashion a coherent, balanced, mature and self-confident response to it. In particular, India has dealt with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal in confused and indecisive, if not wholly inept, ways. 

  16. Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

    John Cavanagh, Phyllis Bennis
    19 March 2013
    Article

    The US war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology grounded in the recognition of our enormous debt to the people of Iraq, a debt for which compensation and reparations are only a start.

  17. Egyptian revolution turns sour

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 August 2013
    Article

    "Egypt today remains horrifically divided, with today's bloodbath certain to make things worse"

  18. Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    27 August 2013
    Article

    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

  19. US drones strategy

    29 October 2013
    Article

    US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

  20. The Checkered History of Humanitarian Intervention

    Walden Bello
    06 September 2013
    Article

    The impending US strike on Syria is justified as necessary to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons on its citizens and prevent it from further employing them. The situation, says Washington, calls for “humanitarian intervention.”

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