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    Iran report

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 December 2007
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    The Goldstone Report - Boycotting Israel

    Phyllis Bennis, Diana Buttu, Neve Gordon
    16 September 2009
    Article

    As a prominent UN inquiry condemns Israel for committing war crimes during its attacks on Gaza, three prominent activists discuss the growing global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

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    Honduras Report from US Delegation - Day 1

    Tom Ludon
    04 August 2009
    Article
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    Bombing till the Last Minute: Report from Lebanon 2

    Walden Bello
    14 August 2006
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    Colombia: Drugs & Security

    02 January 2005
    Policy briefing

    The consequence of associating the 'war on drugs' with the 'war on terrorism' is that the failure of the former could end with the failure of the latter. The predominant military approach to 'narcoterrorism' fails to recognise the complex factors underlying both the drug problem and the violence; it assumes that the drug problem can be solved by force and that the armed conflict can be resolved by intensifying the conflict - that is, more war on war; and it has facilitated the consolidation of conventional drug-trafficking structures.

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    Drugs and Armed Conflict

    01 June 2003
    Article
  8. Improving community health and safety in Canada through evidence-based policies on illegal drugs

    • Evan Wood, Moira McKinnon, Robert Strang, Perry R. Kendall
    28 March 2012

    The use of illegal drugs remains a serious threat to community health. However, despite the substantial social costs attributable to illegal drugs, a well-described discordance between scientific evidence and policy exists in this area, such that most resources go to drug law enforcement activities that have not been well evaluated. When the Office of the Auditor General of Canada last reviewed the country’s drug strategy, in 2001, it estimated that of the $454 million spent annually on efforts to control illicit drugs, $426 million (93.8%) was devoted to law enforcement.

     

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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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    Report from the international mission for solidarity, accompaniment, and observation in Honduras

    Thomas Walgren
    29 July 2009
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    An international mission for solidarity, accompaniment, and  observation in Honduras arrived in Tegucigalpa on Monday 27th  July and reports that "heavy censorship, suspension of the freedom of movement and gathering and the lack of credibility of the information provided by the de facto government and authorities controlled by it contribute to creating a situation of tension and fear."
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    Drugs as war economy and the peace process in Colombia: dilemmas and challenges

    • Ricardo Vargas
    28 October 2013

    The fourth item on the agenda of talks “to end the conflict,” on the issue of drugs, seems to reflect rather a flat and simplistic view of the classic circuit of drug production, processing, trafficking and use. The relationship between drugs and armed conflict in Colombia is in fact much more complex. This report analyses the challenges that drug trafficking poses to the development of a sustainable peace.

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    Drug Crops and Peace Process in Colombia: A Proposal for Peace

    Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    01 June 2000
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    A radically different approach to the current War on Drugs must be developed and integrated into the Peace Plan for Colombia otherwise the drug circuit and armed conflict will continue to undermine the prospect of realizing the goals of the Peace Process ultimately bringing to an end the war in Colombia.
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    Burma: Neither War Nor Peace

    05 July 2009
    Report

    Whilst a twenty year ceasefire still holds, there is unlikely to be peace and democracy in Burma without a political settlement that addresses ethnic minority needs and goals.

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    Honduras: Term limits apply when governments benefit people

    Saul Landau, Nelson P. Valdes
    23 July 2009
    Article
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    Afghanistan: Policy Adjustments or Withdrawal?

    Jochen Hippler
    06 November 2008
    Article
    This policy paper examines the lessons from and for Afghanistan, arguing for an "overall strategy", a primarily political solution to the conflict, an emphasis on state-building, and addressing the real (and not distorted) linkages between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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    The United States: Orchestrating a Civic Coup in Bolivia

    Roger Burbach
    18 November 2008
    Article
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    Market Forces: The development of the EU Security-Industrial Complex

    • Chris Jones
    25 August 2017
    Report

    Despite the economic crisis, EU funding for new security tools and technologies will double in the 2014-20 period compared to the previous 6 years. The biggest winners have been the “homeland security” industry whose influence on European policy continues to grow, constructing an ever more militarised and security-focused Europe.

  19. A chance to change EU security research policy for the better

    Chris Jones
    04 September 2017
    Article

    As the EU starts to negotiate new budgets from 2020 onwards, there is an important opportunity to shape EU security policy and research so that it prioritises human rights, democracy, transparency and equality.

  20. Afghanistan and the Pakistan crisis

    Mariano Aguirre
    04 March 2008
    Article
    Scarce attention to poverty alleviation and blind reliance on military might has brought the western forces in Afghanistan to a standstill. Putting Pakistan into the equation is a key to any solution in Afghanistan.

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