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  1. What kind of security policy better serves democracy?

    Ben Hayes, Cori Crider, Narzanin Massoumi, Daniel Holder
    15 July 2019
    Article

    What type of security policy at home and abroad do we need to make our democracies fit for purpose? A key panel discussion for our times.

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    A Europe of peace is possible

    Hilary Wainwright
    01 January 2006
    Article
  3. Building Peace in Permanent War

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan, Louise Boon-Kuo, Vicki Sentas
    16 February 2015
    Report

    For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed.

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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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    From Venus to Mars

    • Frank Slijper
    21 November 2008
    Report

    This paper examines the emergence of a European military space policy in the context of an international contest to dominate the ‘high ground’ of space. Raising concerns about the potential for an arms race, the paper looks at the creeping militarisation of space, and the increasing overlap between civilian and military space applications.

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    EU 'secretly spent £320 million on surveillance drone development'

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    MPs furious as report reveals "out of control" EU is developing surveillance drones without "any kind of democratic accountability"

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    How international rules on countering the financing of terrorism impact civil society

    • Ben Hayes
    08 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    Making banks and non-profits liable for the acts and social networks of their customers and beneficiaries while holding charities and CSOs responsible for the ‘extremist’ views and actions of their associates stifles freedom of association and expression and promotes self-censorship.

  8. EU military spending is 'elephant in the room' and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

    15 April 2013
    Press release

    At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.

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    EU spending over $400m on secret drone project – Civil rights group

    12 February 2014
    In the media

    The EU is investing hundreds of millions of taxpayer euros in the development of surveillance drones without political oversight, a report claims. The authors of the document warn the EU is secretly encouraging “the further militarization” of the region.

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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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    EU to monitor deviant behaviour in fight against terrorism

    Wilmer Heck
    20 October 2009
    In the media

    The EU is funding ambitious programmes to monitor human behaviour in the fight against crime and terrorism. Some people are afraid this will turn us all into suspects.

  12. Does the European Union deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Ben Hayes
    25 October 2012
    Article

    Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU for maintaining peace is like crediting Alexander Graham Bell for the i-phone. Since its formation in 1993, the EU has increasingly shunned peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights. 

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    European Union sets its military sights on space, finds new report

    TNI Press Release
    17 November 2008
    Article

    European space policy is increasingly driven by military rather than civilian objectives, according to From Venus to Mars: the European Union´s steps towards the militarisation of space, a new report from the Transnational Institute and Campagne tegen Wapenhandel (Dutch Campaign Against Arms Trade).

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    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association

    02 March 2012
    Press release

    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association: an analysis of the impact of FATF ‘Special Recommendation VIII’ on non-profit organisations.

  15. The deadly consequences of Europe’s border militarization

    23 January 2017
    Article

    While border militarisation has been disastrous for refugees, it also has its winners. Most notably, it has provided a booming business for the defense, security and IT industries in a market that is growing at roughly 8% a year.

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    Arms are not Tomatoes

    Martin Broek
    01 September 2002
    Article
  17. Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

    Phyllis Bennis, Kareem Faraj
    18 August 2016
    Article

    As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.

  18. Book review: Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

    01 February 2016
    Article

    Book review by Robert J. Burrowes of The Secure and the Dispossesed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World. The book is edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, who are both associated with TNI.

  19. Should the EU subsidise Israeli security?

    Ben Hayes
    18 March 2010
    Article

    The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.

  20. Flying Drone

    Will Europe use Israeli drones against refugees?

    Mark Akkerman
    12 November 2018
    Article

    'Combat proven' drones that were employed during Israel’s three major attacks on Gaza over the past decade may soon be used to monitor Europe's borders.

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