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  1. Shifting narratives flyer

    Shifting Narratives Conference: The political economy of public services, spending and production

    27 June 2022

    Register now to attend the four-day online conference on shifting narratives around public services, spending and production (PSSP). Confirmed speakers include: Mariana Mazzucato, June Sekera, Abby Innes and Isabel Ortiz among others.

  2. Dare to Win: Lessons from the Indian Farmers Movement

    Arnau Quinquillà, Bruno Palombini Gastal, Katie Sandwell
    08 March 2022
    Article

    The Farmers Movement in India has inspired millions around the world who are fighting for justice, democracy and solidarity. The farmers held their ground in the face of threats, intimidation and relentless propoganda, and forced the Modi government to repeal the farm bills. This was one of the most spectacular victories of ordinary people against the combined assault of corporate power and the state, showing that determined struggle can defeat the mightiest of forces.

  3. A woman working in the opium field in Pekhon Township, southern Shan State

    Women and Drugs in Myanmar

    • Dania Putri, Ernestien Jensema
    07 March 2022
    Primer

    What’s the role and position of women in opium cultivation areas in Myanmar? What is life like for women who use drugs in Myanmar? This primer maps out the gendered dynamics of drug policy in Myanmar, drawing from on-the-ground conversations with women involved in the drugs market.

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    Cashing in on Crisis

    03 March 2022
    Report

    This briefing illustrates how the world's biggest asset managers - BlackRock, Vanguard, & StateStreet - are fuelling and profiting from the climate crisis through investments in polluting fossil fuels, destructive agribusiness, and violent border regimes. 

  5. Perspectives on Putin's latest invasion of Ukraine

    02 March 2022
    Article

    The dreadful events unfolding in Ukraine have captured world attention. TNI's wide network of Associates, scholar-activists from all around the world, have shared their analyses with international media. We have collected a small sample here.

    We will work to keep this page up to date as events continue to unfold.

  6. In response to COVID-19 third-wave, a group of medical officers from the Arakan Army did healthcare at Arkataung village’s school in Rathedaung township on 19 May 2021

    The Nature of Parallel Governance and Its Impact on Arakan Politics

    Kyaw Lynn
    24 February 2022
    Article

    This week, the International Court of Justice in The Hague is investigating allegations of genocide, conducted by the Myanmar armed forces against the Rohingya population in Rakhine State. Meanwhile an uneasy peace exists in the territory where the United League of Arakan-Arakan Army continues to expand its administrative outreach following an informal ceasefire in November 2020. In this commentary, Kyaw Lynn examines the political and security rivalries taking place between the military State Administration Council and ULA-AA, with the ULA-AA offering a new vision for a modern Arakan national identity that will include all nationality peoples.

  7. The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement

    • Nick Middeldorp, Tjalling Postma, Guus Geurts, Sara Murawski
    22 February 2022
    Report

    The EU-Mercosur trade agreement leads to the destruction of nature, violations of the land rights of farmers and Indigenous people and loss of industrial jobs in the Mercosur countries. An alternative treaty should be proposed – one that improves political cooperation between the EU and Mercosur countries while strengthening fair and sustainable international trade rules.

  8. International finance and the commodification of electricity in Egypt

    Mohamed Gad
    09 February 2022
    Article

    This article analyses the political economy of the liberalization of electricity prices in Egypt, highlighting the main policy shifts in regard to electricity pricing.

  9. The Promises and Perils of Investor-Driven Fintech

    • Milford Bateman, Fernando Amorim Teixeira
    08 February 2022
    Paper

    Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, is a widely celebrated recent innovation. However, in this paper we explore how its seductive narrative is a fundamentally flawed and inaccurate portrayal of the emerging reality. While it is clear that fintech offers a major opportunity to improve the lives of the poor if done right, and it has had some important initial successes, its full long-term impact looks far less rosy.

  10. COP26 – What Next?

    Nick Buxton
    02 February 2022
    Article

    COP26 failed to muster enough political will for climate action, but there was no expense spared in one arena.

  11. Populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles

    16 February 2022

    Join this timely discussion on populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles - 16 February 15:00 CET.

  12. Mapping MSI in Global Governance Database

    19 January 2022
    Topic

    Mapping Multistakeholderism in Global Governance

    Navigate the database

    "The Great Takeover" is an analysis of the mapping of 103 multistakeholderism initiatives in Education, Environment, Health, Internet and Data, and Food & Agriculture. To support further analyses and political action, we have made the whole database available in this easy-to-navigate tool below. Use the options in the right-hand column to filter the results .

    "The Great Takeover" reveals that multistakeholderism is expanding into every field of global affairs, so we will continue to update this database. You can help to identify new MSI initiatives, or update the information available here, by sharing your comments with us at cpteam@tni.org.

  13. The Great Takeover

    • Mary Ann Manahan, Madhuresh Kumar
    17 January 2022
    Book

    This book The Great Takeover: Mapping of Multistakeholderism in Global Governance represents an important moment on the road to exposing this trend, raised on the international agenda by a group of social movements, networks and organizations who started to walk the journey together a few years ago. The journey has resulted in a deeper analysis of how corporate capture is achieving dominance in world affairs.

  14. China

    06 January 2022
    Topic

    China’s rise in the last three decades has reshaped the global economy and politics. Working with researchers and activists, TNI is exploring the implications for struggles for economic, social and environmental justice.

  15. Our Future at Stake: The Corporate Capture of Multilateralism

    19 January 2022

    The Round Table, Our Future at Stake: The Corporate Capture of Multilateralism aims not only to address the Davos agenda of multistakeholderism but to initiate a dynamic exchange and contribute to building a dialogue between concerned social movements, affected sectors and governments.

  16. Gabriel Boric. Credit: Paulo Slachevsky https://flickr.com/photos/pauloslachevsky (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    Beyond the headlines: 10 preliminary questions and answers on Chile’s recent presidential election

    Daniel Chavez
    23 December 2021
    Article

    The election of Gabriel Boric as President of Chile has attracted international press attention and generated much hope, excitement and debate among political and social activists in Latin America and other regions of the world. So what can we expect? Some preliminary answers and context to understand the historic victory.

  17. Poppy Farmers Under Pressure

    23 December 2021
    Report

    Building on previous TNI research and publications, this report analyses the causes and consequences of the declining opium cultivation and production in Myanmar and the surrounding regions.

  18. Chile: the battle for a transformative new constitution

    Carolina Pérez Dattari
    16 December 2021
    Article

     Chile is currently undergoing a process of transformational change that is not only profound but also contradictory. The explosion of social unrest was a crisis that forced us as a society to fundamentally question the model under which we have lived for the past thirty years and which has caused widespread discontent in Chilean society. Today, that creative process takes shape primarily in the Constitutional Convention and in the fulfillment of its mandate: writing a new national constitution for Chile.

  19. Towards a just agricultural transition in North Africa

    Saker El Nour
    15 December 2021
    Article
    This article looks at the challenges, components and characteristics of a just transition within the agriculture sector in North Africa.
  20. Arun Kundnani

    The right to breathe

    Arun Kundnani
    14 December 2021
    Multi-media

    In response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, governments ushered in states of emergency that saw health being securitised through the expansion of coercive policing powers and repression, a growing reliance on digital surveillance, and the criminalisation of social protest.

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