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  1. Turkey, the Region, and the West after the Elections

    Richard Falk, Hilal Elver
    29 June 2011
    Article

    American newspapers lead the new angle of biased critisim on Turkey. Such a shame because Ankara has proven to be an independant regional influence in the Middle East, with its own brand of soft power diplomacy.

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    A revolution without borders: reappraising Bolivia’s crisis

    Samuel Grove, Pablo Navarrete
    17 December 2008
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    Two cheers only

    Praful Bidwai
    20 November 2008
    Article
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    INCB: controversial statements on coca leaf

    05 March 2008

    mate de coca forbiddenRead here the full text of the controversial statements on coca leaf included in this year's Annual Report of the INCB. Some highlights:

    > "The Board calls upon the Governments of Bolivia and Peru to initiate action without delay with a view to eliminating uses of coca leaf, including coca leaf chewing" and "each party to the Convention should establish as a criminal offence, when committed intentionally, the possession and purchase of coca leaf for personalconsumption".
    > "The Board again calls on the Governments of Bolivia and Peru to consider amending their national legislation so as to abolish or prohibit activities that are contrary to the 1961 Convention, such as coca leaf chewing and the manufacture of mate de coca (coca tea)".

    See also: Abolishing Coca Leaf Consumption? The INCB needs to perform a reality check, Transnational Institute Press release, March 5, 2008

  5. Latinamerika udfordrer USA i krigen mod narko

    22 October 2012
    Article

    I mere end 40 år har de latinamerikanske lande med støtte fra USA forsøgt at bekæmpe narkotrafik med militære midler. Men markedet for kokain og andre narkotika er ikke blevet mindre. Derimod er kampen kun blevet hårdere og koster flere menneskeliv, mens rets- og fængselsvæsen i stigende grad overbelastes i de latinamerikanske lande.

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    Carbon Trading: the limits of free-market logic

    Kevin Smith
    20 September 2007
    Article

    Putting a price on carbon and making the polluter pay makes sense, doesn't it? Kevin Smith shows how carbon trading has merely created big profits for transnational companies and had no impact on climate change.

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    CSO Statement on Myanmar investment treaties

    25 June 2014
    Declaration

    There is great concern among Myanmar CSOs that signing investment treaties at this moment in time will freeze further democratic development.

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    The ongoing persecution of Haiti

    22 March 2010
    In the media

    The reporting on Haiti has been conspicuous by the general absence of any attempt at in-depth analysis as to why the earthquake had such lethal consequences.

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    Bolivia: the challenges to state reform

    Mariano Aguirre
    19 September 2006
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    A St Petersburg Tale

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    10 August 2006
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    Israel's "new Middle East"

    Tanya Reinhart
    27 July 2006
    Article
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    The Roadmap to Nowhere

    Tanya Reinhart interviewed by Eric Hazan
    02 October 2006
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  15. The public debt crisis in Greece

    Marica Frangakis, Nicos Poulantzas Institute, Athens
    07 October 2011
    Article

    Every story needs a narrative, an explanation of why things happened the way they did. In such a narrative lie the answers of how to avoid/correct similar developments in the future and how to propagate positive ones.

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    A Fundamentally Flawed Strategy

    17 November 2005
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    Chairman's Statement

    17 November 2005
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    Series on Drugs in

    17 November 2005
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  19. Can Russia come up with a new foreign policy strategy?

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    16 October 2012
    Article

    An illuminating  essay on historical developments in Russia's foreign policy over the last century that argues that only internal political collapse now has the chance to inaugurate a new foreign policy relevant to a post-crisis world.

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