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  1. The 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    31 May 2018
    Report

    In December 2017, the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), in collaboration with the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage (MFLF), jointly organised the 9th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue (IDPD) in Chiang Rai, Thailand. 

  2. Transparent Cannabis Supply Chain in the Netherlands

    26 May 2018
    Multi-media

    On 28 May 2018, the Transnational Institute and the Epicurus Foundation co-hosted the second edition of the “The Transparent Chain,” a conference on transparent cannabis supply chains in Utrecht, Netherlands. 

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    Guerras de frontera

    25 May 2018
    Topic

    La respuesta por defecto para tratar de responder al número creciente de personas refugiadas y migrantes ha sido militarizar las fronteras en lugar de abordar las necesidades humanitarias o las causas de base que obligan a las personas a abandonar su hogar. El trabajo del TNI sobre las guerras de frontera analiza la globalización de la seguridad fronteriza, la forma en que criminaliza a las personas refugiadas y a quienes les apoyan, las políticas que han situado la seguridad por encima de los derechos humanos y los intereses empresariales que impulsan la agenda securitaria y se benefician de ella.

  4. Paradigm Trap

    • Walden Bello
    24 May 2018
    Report

    Can Myanmar take a path to sustainable development that avoids the pitfalls of the orthodox development paradigm? This report argues that this is not only necessary but possible.

  5. Transnational Institute presents Transformative Cities

    08 June 2018 - Event

    How do citizens solve global problems with local solutions? With a.o. Saskia Sassen, Rutger Groot Wassink and Laura Flanders.

  6. Decriminalise agro-forestry!

    • Oliver Springate-Baginski
    22 May 2018
    Primer

    Shifting cultivation is a form of agro-forestry in which the cultivation of annual agricultural crops is combined with fallowing long enough for trees to grow before the plot is cultivated again. Why is shifting cultivation so controversial, and why do different stake­holders hold such divergent views - for some a valuable and honourable tradition but for others virtually a criminal activity?

  7. Vota por el galardón del público de Ciudades Transformadoras 2018

    21 May 2018
    Article

    En todo el mundo, la gente está buscando soluciones locales a problemas globales. En 2017, el TNI puso en marcha la iniciativa Ciudades Transformadoras para encontrar experiencias innovadoras y democráticas impulsadas desde abajo en los ámbitos del agua, la energía y la vivienda. Ahora nos gustaría que nos dijerais cuáles os parecen más inspiradoras.

  8. It remains our obligation to respond

    Phyllis Bennis
    18 May 2018
    In the media

    Over the last six weeks the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached its lowest point since the 2014 Gaza war. The Palestinian protests on the Gaza border that started on March 30 under the name 'Great March of Return', turned into massacre on May 14.

  9. Expanding the Fortress - the hidden story, the human costs

    16 May 2018
    Multi-media

    Where would you mark Europe's border? Would it include Bangladesh? This video introduces the EU's policy of border externalisation and why it should concern all those who care about democracy, human rights and development.

  10. Uitbereiding van het fort

    • Mark Akkerman
    15 May 2018
    Report

    Samenvatting

    Het lot van de 66 miljoen gedwongen ontheemden ter wereld schijnt alleen het geweten van de Europese Unie te beroeren wanneer de media hun schijnwerpers richten op een tragedie aan de Europese grenzen. Slechts één Europees land – Duitsland – staat in de top tien van landen wereldwijd die vluchtelingen ontvangen, terwijl de overgrote meerderheid van de gedwongen ontheemden opgevangen wordt in enkele van ‘s werelds armste landen. De onzichtbaarheid wordt daarom alleen doorbroken wanneer grensgemeenschappen zoals Calias, Lampedusa en Lesvos in het nieuws komen te staan, wanneer wanhopige mensen die op de vlucht zijn voor geweld uiteindelijk de dood vinden, worden gedetineerd of klem zitten in moeilijke omstandigheden.

  11. INCB hearing on the use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes

    David Bewley-Taylor
    14 May 2018
    Article

    TNI's Prof. Dave Bewley-Taylor recently delivered a statement on how states can reconcile treaty obligations with democratically mandated policy shifts at the national level to a legally regulated cannabis market, with due regard for international law, and what role the International Narcotics Control Board can play in this process.

  12. Flex Crops: A Primer

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco, S. Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow, Pietje Vervest, Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira, Mindi Schneider, Ben McKay, Sérgio Sauer, Ben Richardson, Roman Herre, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Juan Liu, Tania Salerno, Yunan Xu, Markus Kröger
    14 May 2018
    Primer

    What is a flex crop, and what does this mean for food, land, climate, and people?

  13. Espandendo la fortezza

    • Mark Akkerman
    14 May 2018
    Report

    Sintesi

    Il dramma dei 66 milioni di sfollati forzati nel mondo sembra turbare la coscienza dell’Unione europea solo quando i riflettori dei media portano alla luce una tragedia alle sue frontiere. Solo un Paese dell’UE – la Germania – sta nella top ten dei Paesi che ospita gli sfollati, che per lo più sono ospitati da Paesi tra i più poveri del mondo.

  14. Expanding the fortress

    • Mark Akkerman
    14 May 2018
    Report

    Résumé du rapport

    La situation désespérée des 66 millions de personnes déplacées dans le monde ne semble troubler la conscience européenne que lorsqu’un drame a lieu à ses frontières et se retrouve sous le feu des projecteurs médiatiques. Un seul État européen – l’Allemagne – se place dans les dix premiers pays au monde en termes d’accueil des réfugiés : la grande majorité des personnes contraintes de migrer est accueillie par des États se classant parmi les plus pauvres au monde. Les migrations ne deviennent visibles aux yeux de l’Union européenne (UE) que lorsque les médias s’intéressent aux communautés frontalières de Calais, Lampedusa ou Lesbos et exposent le sort de personnes désespérées, fuyant la violence et qui finissent par mourir, être mises en détention ou se retrouver bloquées.

  15. Die Festung wird erweitert

    • Mark Akkerman
    14 May 2018
    Report

    Zusammenfassung

    Die Notlage der 66 Millionen vertriebenen Menschen in der Welt scheint das Gewissen der Europäischen Union nur dann zu beunruhigen, wenn die Aufmerksamkeit der Medien auf Tragödien an den Grenzen Europas gerichtet ist. Nur ein europäisches Land - Deutschland – findet sich unter den Top-Ten-Nationen, die Flüchtlinge aus den ärmsten Ländern der Welt aufnehmen. Das Flüchtlingselend wird nur dann sichtbar, wenn Orte an den Außengrenzen der Union - wie Calais, Lampedusa, Lesbos - in den Nachrichten auftauchen, wenn verzweifelte Menschen, die vor Gewalt flüchten, getötet oder inhaftiert werden.

  16. Expandiendo la fortaleza

    • Mark Akkerman
    11 May 2018
    Report

    Este informe persigue llamar la atención sobre las políticas que apuntalan esta externalización de las fronteras europeas, los acuerdos que se han firmado, las empresas y las entidades que se benefician y las consecuencias para las personas desplazadas por la fuerza, así como para los países y poblaciones que las acogen.

  17. Expanding the fortress

    • Mark Akkerman
    11 May 2018
    Report

    The EU has made migration control a central goal of its foreign relations, rapidly expanding border externalisation measures that require neighbouring countries to act as Europe's border guards. This report examines 35 countries, prioritised by the EU, and finds authoritarian regimes emboldened to repress civil society, vulnerable refugees forced to turn to more dangerous and deadly routes, and European arms and security firms booming off the surge in funding for border security systems and technologies.

  18. Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

    • Paula Fernandez-Wulff, Christopher Yap
    08 May 2018
    Paper

    What do booming cities and urban processes mean for the future of food systems?

  19. Environmentalism and authoritarian politics in Vietnam

    • Thieu-Dang Nguyen, Simone Datzberger
    07 May 2018
    Paper

    Popular protests that erupted in Vietnam in 2016 after a toxic spill by a Taiwanese steel factory have shown that environmental-focused campaigns can engage and mobilise the public to resist authoritarian practices, create a cohesive public voice and help build collective power.

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