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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. Counter-terrorism, ‘policy laundering’ and the FATF

    • Ben Hayes
    01 March 2012
    Report

    A lack of democratic control, oversight and accountability of the FATF has allowed for regulations that circumvent concerns about human rights, proportionality and effectiveness.

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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’.

  4. The Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    Achin Vanaik
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The hyped up discourse at this month's nuclear summit centred on preventing the transfer of nuclear weapons to non-state actors or “irresponsible” state actors, thus skirting away from the primary problem – that of state terrorism in both its nuclear and non-nuclear forms.

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    Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: Thoughts on the Current Constitutional Crisis

    Tom Reifer
    02 October 2009
    Article

    This article analyses the intersection of torture, aggressive war and Presidential power in the 21st century, with particular attention to the current US Constitutional crisis and related international humanitarian/human rights law.

  6. 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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    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.

  8. The War on Terrorism Financing and Its Consequences for Civil Society

    Ben Hayes
    30 August 2017
    Article

    This summer, Women Peacemakers Program staff interviewed Ben Hayes, a researcher on topics such as security policy, counterterrorism, border control and surveillance, about his current work. Ben Hayes has been one of the first to research and write extensively on how countering terrorism financing (CTF) policies have been affecting the right to freedom of association and financial access for nonprofits, and the role of intergovernmental institutions such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)[1] in these phenomena. In this interview, he talks about how this topic first came to his attention, current trends in trying to craft solutions for the obstacles faced by nonprofits, as well as his take on what it will take to move forward.

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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.

  10. Victory in Afghanistan

    Ross Eventon
    16 August 2011
    Article

    Debate over the 10-year-plus war in Afghanistan tends to focus on how and when it "can be won," obscuring the fundamental question of whether it was morally acceptable in the first place. Now as the US gets closer to consolidating its imperial presence in the region for decades to come, the high cost to the Afghani people continues to be ignored.

  11. Abdullah X

    Going global: the UK government’s ‘CVE’ agenda, counter-radicalisation and covert propaganda

    Ben Hayes, Asim Qureshi
    10 May 2016
    Article

    Revelations of UK covert propaganda operation to counter extremism reveals dangers of secretive state-sponsored 'civil society' initiatives. A healthy democracy depends on civil society groups staying independent of government and corporations, or otherwise open about their relationship.

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    Before & After

    • Phyllis Bennis
    15 October 2003
    Book
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    Violence, Governance and Islam in Pakistan

    Jochen Hippler
    24 September 2008
    Article
    In 2007, 3600 people got killed by political violence in Pakistan, compared to 8000 in the Afghan war. What policies are needed that could start to bring stability to its people?
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    “Terrorist lists” still above the law

    Ben Hayes
    01 August 2007
    Article
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    World Politics at the Crossroads

    Jochen Hippler, Brigitte Hamm, Dirk Messner, Christoph Weller
    01 March 2002
    Article
  16. CLEAN IT: the secret EU surveillance plan that wasn’t

    Ben Hayes
    11 October 2012
    Article

    There are elements in Europe who would dearly like to see the CLEAN IT wish list put into practice, but we must distinguish between transnational talking shops, EU working groups and draft EU policy.

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    Britain's financial Guantanamo

    Ben Hayes
    22 April 2008
    Article
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    Bush's Headlong Rush Into Iran?"

    Immanuel Wallerstein
    15 February 2007
    Article
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