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  1. Blacklists and the criminalisation of conflict resolution

    11 August 2012

    This project investigates the impacts of terrorist designation upon conflict resolution processes – specifically, seeking to understand the operation and effect of laws that designate non-state actors engaged in armed conflict as ‘terrorist’.

  2. Which road for Damascus

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 July 2012

    The pressure to ‘do something’ about the killings and repression in Syria is immense, but we must be cautious about simplistic answers.

  3. The Checkered History of Humanitarian Intervention

    Walden Bello
    06 September 2013

    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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    The Syrian Civil War, Chemical Weapons, & the Rush to Regional and Global Disaster

    Tom Reifer
    28 August 2013

    The US, Saudis and Qatar who seek to take sides in fuelling sectarianism and violence in the Middle East, should remember how a similar discourse of preventative war and promotion of sectarian forces in Europe led to World War I.

  5. The Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

    Walden Bello
    23 August 2011

    Events in Libya and Syria have again brought the legitimacy of armed humanitarian intervention and so-called “responsibility to protect” into question.

  6. Secrecy, Torture & Human Rights: US War Crimes, European Complicity, and International Law

    Tom Reifer
    26 May 2010

    Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's role in defending torture and rendition under the Obama administration raises serious concerns about the ongoing failure of the US government to end its own practice of extreme human rights abuses throughout the world.

  7. Unmasking Authoritarianism

    26 April 2018

    With the likes of Putin, Trump, Xi Jinping and Modi controlling some of the world’s most powerful nations, authoritarianism is fast being normalised. The rise of these figures has been paralleled by a disturbing growth in nationalist, racist and xenophobic forces, disaffection towards traditional democratic institutions and a steady increase in repression of social movements and civil society.  The promises of Fukuyama, Friedman and others that capitalism and liberal, open societies were inextricably bound together lie today in tatters.

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    Preparing for Life After Oil

    Michael Klare
    08 November 2007
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  10. International trends in 2011

    12 January 2011

    2011 will be marked by the ascendancy of emerging countries, tensions between the United States and China, border clashes, a weak United Nations and the risk of an attack on Iran.

  11. South of the Sahara dictators tremble

    William Gumede
    31 March 2011

    The possible domino-effect of the Arab Spring makes African dictators tremble in their boots. What are the parallels and what are the differences? Will an African Spring take place and how will it look?

  12. Interview: Neoconopticon report

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    The lack of debate on EU's emerging policies on security is not just about "sleepwalking into a surveillance society”, it is also turning a blind eye to the start of a new kind of arms race, one in which all the weapons are pointing inwards.
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    Pakistan Under Siege

    Zia Mian
    17 August 2007
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    Islam, law and finance: the elusive divine

    Fred Halliday
    14 February 2008
  15. Syrian uprising morphs into regional and global wars

    Phyllis Bennis
    14 August 2012

    A divided, balkanized Syria looms as a dangerous possibility as even UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon acknowledges the conflict has become a proxy war between world powers.

  16. Optimism and Fear

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 September 2013

    If I was really optimistic, I’d say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament – and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria.

  17. Niamh Ni Bhriain

    Project Coordinator War and Pacification

    Niamh Ni Bhriain coordinates TNI's War and Pacification Programme, which focuses on the permanent state of war and pacification of resistance. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)....

  18. Mark Akkerman


    Mark Akkerman is a researcher at Stop Wapenhandel (Dutch Campaign Against Arms Trade) and is actively involved in TNI's research on border militarisation. He has also written and campaigned on topics as arms exports to the Middle East, the private military and security sector, greenwashing arms trade and the militarisation of climate change responses.

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    Empire of the Periphery

    • Boris Kagarlitsky
    12 February 2008

    Setting Russia within the context of the 'World System', as outlined by Wallerstein, Kagarlitsky offers an ambitious account of 1000 years of Russian history.