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  1. Last line of defense: Are the US military the best hope for defending climate action under Trump

    Nick Buxton
    11 April 2017
    Article

    The US military may be the last defender of climate science within the Trump administration, but don't expect the Pentagon to fight for climate justice. Preparing for climate crises is a funding boon for the military, which exists to uphold a fossil fuel-hungry empire that is driving climate disruption in the first place.

  2. The meaning, relevance and scope of energy democracy

    Daniel Chavez
    09 October 2015
    Article

    What does the concept of energy democracy offer to the struggle against climate change and energy poverty?

  3. Mike Marqusee: a creative, brilliant analyst, activist and friend

    16 January 2015
    Article

    We deeply mourn the loss of Mike Marqusee, a contributor and ally to the Transnational Institute. Mike died on 13 January 2015 from multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer.

  4. The Global Water Grab: A Primer

    • Jennifer Franco, Satoko Kishimoto, Sylvia Kay, Timothé Feodoroff, Gloria Pracucci
    20 October 2014
    Primer

    Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

  5. TNI publications that have stood the test of time

    21 March 2014
    Article

    TNI has published over 400 books and thousands of publications since its beginnings in 1974. In honour of our 40th anniversary we have listed some of the ones that made a big impact and in many cases have stood the test of time.

           
  6. Susan George Classics

    12 February 2014
    Book

    The Transnational Institute brings together Susan George’s oeuvre in this beautiful handmade boxed set of her six classic books.

  7. The day Greece’s TVs went dark

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 June 2013
    Article

    Hilary Wainwright reports from Thessaloniki on what happened when the state ordered Greece’s state broadcaster to shut down, and the situation now.

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    "The Big Blackout: Debunking the Myths of Power Privatisation

    Satya Sivaraman
    21 February 2013
    Multi-media

    A video documentary on the impacts of neo-libaral power reforms worldwide and the search for democratic and sustainable energy policies. TNI/Living Films, December 2003

  9. 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.

  10. Colombia’s Uribe takes dictation one last time

    Atilio Boron
    04 August 2010
    Article

    The White House asked him for one last “proof of love” to support US Latin America policy. What will be next? Worries about his personal future?

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    What are the promising new models of democratic participation?

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 February 2010

    The institutions that are supposed to reproduce daily life are incapable of acting on behalf of the people any more, so we need to produce our own institutional alternatives based on micro-experiments and universal values.

  12. Samuel Rubin Young Fellowship Programme

    06 October 2009

    The Samuel Rubin Young Fellowship Programme aims to provide support, resources and a transnational environment for talented, socially committed young scholar-activists in the hope that TNI may contribute, albeit modestly, to the production of a new generation of influential leaders and changemakers. The programme is currently without funds but we hope to restart it.

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    Police major Yevsyukov and others

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 September 2009
    Article
    The trial of a Moscow policeman Yevsyukov highlights the need for genuine police reform.
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    Watergate and modern scandals

    Saul Landau
    09 September 2009
    Article
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    The Ghost of Nationalization

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    13 August 2009
    Article
    The government isn't prepared to face the contradictions of a policy that takes over and nationalises enterprises from inefficient and corrupt owners at taxpayers' expense, yet then seeks to restore the same companies to the same corrupt private hands.
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    US Bases and Empire: Global Perspectives on the Asia Pacific

    Catherine Lutz (Editor)
    22 July 2009
    In the media
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    Taking credit for Sweden’s defeat

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    09 July 2009
    Article
    Moscow and Kiev have found something new to argue about, and who would have thought that it would be an event that happened 300 years ago — the Battle of Poltava.
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    Histories of the Present: Giovanni Arrighi, the Longue Duree of Geohistorical Capitalism, and the Current Crisis

    Tom Reifer
    08 July 2009
    Article
    The range and scope of Giovanni Arrighi’s intellectual work – and in particular his ability to provide analysis rooted in a long-term geohistorical context - is truly an astonishing achievement,while his generosity of spirit towards his intellectual interlocutors had few equals.
  19. The global food price crisis - a critique of orthodox perspectives

    30 June 2009
    Article
    Capitalist industrial agriculture, with its wrenching destabilisation and transformation of land, nature, and social relations is responsible for today's food crises, argues Walden Bello.
     
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    Latvian fundamentalism

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    25 June 2009
    Article

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