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  1. What can we expect to see in 2011?

    Marcos Arruda, Mariano Aguirre, Phyllis Bennis, Walden Bello
    13 January 2011
    Article

    Changing global power balances, continuing crises, Iran, Afghanistan. Four TNI fellows share their predictions for 2011.

  2. Can a Security Council "Coalition of the Unwilling" Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?

    Phyllis Bennis
    26 May 2010
    Article

    Renewed U.S. efforts to bring sanctions against Iran are more backlash for being snubbed in favour of a tripartite deal with Turkey and Brazil than they are about nuclear proliferation. A UN Security Council coalition may be able to block U.S. pressure for sanctions that would only punish Iranian civilians.

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    Why is the UN ignoring the financial crisis?

    25 June 2009
    Article
    UN conference was convened to find new ways of dealing with the global financial and economic crises and give voice to those most affected by them. But the rich countries have opposed any real change, and the result is an anemic UN document.
  4. The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 April 2012
    Article

    The U.S. is 11 years into its current war in Afghanistan and still losing. We never had a chance to "win" this war of vengeance – and while few in Washington are ready to admit that, they’ve continued to revise and redefine just what "winning" might look like.

  5. 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.

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    A case for refocusing India's foreign policy

    Praful Bidwai
    07 October 2006
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    The Political Demand for Change

    Susan George
    27 February 1995
    Article
  8. Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

    Oscar Reyes
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Instead of focusing on the motives of the US and NATO, the opposition to the Libyan bombings needs to focus on the likely outcomes. Afghanistan and Iraq taught us there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

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    Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    • Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    03 November 2009
    Book

    In this compact, concise, jargon-free primer, the authors examine the U.S. war in Afghanistan and why it must be brought to an end.

  10. What would Gandhi say to a seat in the Security Council?

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Indian government should not waste its energies vying for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, but redirect the use of its power radically.

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    The U.N.'s unfinished nuclear business

    Zia Mian
    01 December 2006
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    The Indian Left's tightrope act

    Praful Bidwai
    14 November 2006
    Article
  13. Has the era of the ethical corporation arrived?

    Nick Buxton
    18 January 2020
    Article

    The corporate world’s embrace of 'purpose' may seem commendable. But without any enforcement mechanisms, the profit-motive will always win out.

     

  14. Bye-bye peace process: Palestine comes to the UN

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 September 2011
    Article

    After 20 years of failed U.S. diplomacy based on protecting Israel’s occupation, the need to move to a new diplomacy rooted in international law and human rights remains a vital necessity.

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    Yemen: Deja Vu All Over Again

    Phyllis Bennis
    14 January 2010
    Article

    Obama administration approved 70 million dollars of military assistance to Yemen, just the amount of development aid that the Bush senior withdrew for Yemen's refusal to approve the first Gulf war at the UN Security Council 20 years ago.

  16. Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    23 October 2016

    Violations of human rights and the rights of peoples and nature have become an all too common part of transnational corporations’ operations. There are no binding rules for corporations on Human Rights at the international level. That’s why again this year, in coordination with the Treaty Alliance, the Global Campaign is returning to Geneva to advocate directly to UN member states to engage in a process to create a treaty, and to ensure they hear the voices of communities impacted by corporate violations loud and clear. Inside and Outside the UN dozens of delegates from social movements and civil society networks worldwide will participate in the Week of Peoples Mobilisation.

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    U.N. Ambassador's Oily Past

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 January 2007
    Article
  18. The treaty on transnational corporations and human rights enters “negotiation mode”

    23 October 2017

    A treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights moved a step closer during the latest meeting of the UN working group on human rights and transnational corporations, despite challenges from the EU and the US.

  19. Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    27 August 2013
    Article

    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

  20. Haiti, Again?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 January 2010
    Article

    The marginalisation of the UN and the militarisation of the US aid effort in Haiti reflect how humanitarian needs take a back seat to the Pentagon's priorities.

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