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  1. Leaders Sidestep Pentagon's Carbon Emissions at COP21

    14 December 2015
    Multi-media

    With some 800 bases around the globe, it is no surprise that the U.S. military is the world's biggest consumer of petroleum. What is perhaps more surprising is that this so-called carbon bootprint has been completely exempted from international climate agreements, including the one currently being finalized at COP21 Paris Climate Change Conference. 

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    Climate change, energy security and arms trade

    25 April 2013
    In the media

    While it is increasingly clear that climate change is an irreversible processes that will hit people and the environment hard, the defence industry sees new profit opportunities.

     
  3. Storify: Wars, Military and Climate

    11 December 2015
    Infograph
  4. The Emerging Geo-Strategic Landscape in Central Asia

    Ross Eventon
    15 June 2011
    Article

    Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.

  5. September 11th Didn't Change the World. September 12th Did

    Phyllis Bennis
    12 September 2011
    Article

    It wasn’t the events of September 11th that changed the world, but the events of September 12th and beyond, when the Bush administration took the world to war in response; that changed the world, and continues to threaten U.S. and global security, and shred U.S. democracy.

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    The Bases of Empire

    • Catherine Lutz (Editor)
    11 December 2008
    Book

    This book examines US military bases across the globe including those in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It documents the massive political, economic and environmental impacts that these outposts have and studies the movements and campaigns against them.

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    Closing bases

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    17 November 2009
    Article

    The closure of the US military base in Manta is a huge victory for both the Ecuadorian activists who have been campaigning for a decade against the US military presence in their country, and for the international No-Bases campaign.

  8. See the world’s foreign military bases from outer space

    30 August 2007
    Article

    Researchers from TNI and other institutions have mapped more than 800 bases onto google earth. Now you can for the first time see the global reach of foreign military bases from outer space and then zoom in close for aerial shots of key bases such as US base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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    Bonfires for the global vanities

    Phyllis Bennis
    29 October 2008
    Article
    A new US administration will provide an opportunity for change, but it will take a powerful, mobilized antiwar movement to hold a new administration accountable to promises made, argues Phyllis Bennis.
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    Uprooted: Foreign military bases and forced displacement

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    17 November 2009
    Article

    Expulsion, or displacement, directly caused by the decision of a government to make way for a military base, is but one of the many problems local communities face when they are confronted with a foreign military presence.

  11. Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 September 2011
    Article

    It might seem like cause for celebration after reading the New York Times headline, "Iraq War Marks First Month with No U.S. Military Deaths." But the smaller print on the page reminds us why celebrating is not really in order: "Many Iraqis are killed..." 

  12. Austerity in Europe? Tighten the military belt

    Frank Slijper
    06 May 2013
    Article

    Five years into the economic crisis in Europe and the elephant in the room is the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

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    Outposts of empire

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    01 March 2007
    Article

    The US has up to 1,000 bases in more than 130 countries. Wilbert van der Zeijden reports on the global military network underpinning the world's only superpower.

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    Arms Sales, Debt and Corruption

    22 April 2013
    In the media

    A recent report entitled Guns, Debt and Corruption: Military Spending and the EU Crisis, authored by Frank Slijper, hones in on one sector where [...] corruption is endemic.

  15. The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 April 2012
    Article

    The U.S. is 11 years into its current war in Afghanistan and still losing. We never had a chance to "win" this war of vengeance – and while few in Washington are ready to admit that, they’ve continued to revise and redefine just what "winning" might look like.

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    Militaire uitgaven van invloed op schuldencrisis

    16 April 2013
    In the media

    Militaire uitgaven hebben een belangrijke rol gespeeld in de ontwikkeling van de Europese schuldencrisis en ondermijnen nog altijd de inspanningen om tot een vreedzame oplossing te komen.

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    Rüstungsausgaben verschärfen Eurokrise

    08 May 2013
    In the media

    Neue Studie zeigt, dass teure Waffenanschaffungen die Staatsschulden in der Eurozone in die Höhe treiben.

  18. Time to close the US bases in the Antilles

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    02 July 2009
    Article

    The ten-year lease of the two airfields at the Dutch Caribbean island - Aruba and Curaçao - to the US military is now up, which means that the Dutch government has to decide whether to continue with the arrangement.

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    On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    • Achin Vanaik
    12 March 2014
    Paper

    It is time for a closer look at the self-serving claim by nuclear weapons states that one of the greatest dangers is that of nuclear weapons being built or falling into the hands of ‘terrorist groups’.

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