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  1. Country Report on South Africa

    27 September 2017

    This research unpacks the experiences of a small-scale fishing community who face different struggles as a result of governance structures impinging on their fishing rights and food sovereignty.

  2. Country Report on Uganda

    27 September 2017

    Findings reveal that lawlessness (in some cases), ignorance of the law, evictions and unlawful relocations, increasing pressure and conflicts emerging in fishing communities, as well as neighbouring farming communities are all leading to communities losing access to the land and fishing grounds on which they have survived for many years, leading to unemployment and loss of livelihoods among the fisher folks.

  3. Reflexiones en torno al concepto de "reducción del espacio de acción de la sociedad civil"

    • Ben Hayes, Frank Barat, Isabelle Geuskens, Nick Buxton, Fiona Dove, Francesco Martone, Hannah Twomey, Semanur Karaman
    22 September 2017

    El activismo individual y colectivo es blanco de una ofensiva global lanzada por Estados, grandes empresas y la derecha extrema. La metáfora de la “reducción del espacio de la sociedad civil organizada” se ha generalizado para hacer referencia a toda una nueva generación de limitaciones impuestas a la lucha política. Sin embargo, es necesario deconstruir esta narrativa y poner al descubierto algunos de los problemas inherentes al concepto.

  4. Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest
    21 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    As the signing of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) draws near, concerns over the secrecy surrounding the agreement’s negotiations and the risks it poses abound, alongside many myths about its potential benefits.

  5. Panglong monument with Shwedagon replica in background

    Beyond Panglong: Myanmar’s National Peace and Reform Dilemma

    19 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    As ethnic conflict and refugee displacement continue in Myanmar’s borderlands, the country now stands at a crossroads. After decades under military rule, the 21st Century Panglong Conference has been welcomed as the most important initiative to achieve countrywide peace and political reform since the Panglong Conference of February 1947. Worrying failings, however, are starting to appear, raising many warnings from the country’s troubled history.

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    Asia and Finance Capital: From the Japanese bubble to China’s financial time bomb

    • Walden Bello
    18 September 2017

    This paper dissects the Japanese bubble economy in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997-98 and shows how they shaped Asia’s capacity to deal with and respond to the 2008 global financial crisis. It looks at how China emerged seemingly unscathed, but warns that the inroads of speculative financial capital into China and East Asia along with ongoing problems of over-production means that a future financial crisis is highly probable.

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    Chinese investment in Europe in the Age of Brexit and Trump

    • Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    18 September 2017

    Chinese investments in Europe have surged in recent years, totaling €35 billion in 2016. This paper examines the nature and scope of Chinese investments, how investments in Europe differ to those made in the Global South, why the Chinese state is interested in investing in the Europe and the implications for social movements committed to social justice.

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    Annual report 2016

    15 September 2017
    Annual report

    In 2016, we witnessed the disturbing consequences of permanent war, neoliberal policies and globalization that have unleashed forces that are shaking the status quo at its roots.  Yet while we may seem pessimists of the intellect, we make up for it with our optimism of will! We continue to draw hope from the social movements which doubled their commitment to the realization of the vision and values that TNI holds dear.

  9. Human Rights as a Key Issue in the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

    • Rachmi Hertanti
    07 September 2017

    This paper explores the potential impacts of an Indonesia-EU CEPA on human rights in Indonesia and the state’s duty to protect human rights.

  10. Guatemala Caracol Productions

    Fertile ground for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure?

    • Zoe Brent, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Gonzalo Colque, Sérgio Sauer
    05 September 2017

    Governments, social movements, corporations, and marginalized people around the world are increasingly involved in struggles and negotiations about the control of land and resources. Questions of who gets what land, how, how much, why and with what implications are being vigorously contested in a variety of spaces.

  11. Infographic: The EU's Security Industrial Complex

    30 August 2017

    What is behind Europe's 'Security Union'? Who is shaping EU security policy? Who is benefiting? What are the key policies and which EU institutions are involved?

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    Market Forces: The development of the EU Security-Industrial Complex

    • Chris Jones
    25 August 2017

    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.

  13. Convocatoria abierta - Iniciativa Ciudades Transformadoras

    11 August 2017

    El Transnational Institute (TNI), un centro internacionalista de investigación e incidencia política sin ánimo de lucro con sede en Ámsterdam, presenta en 2017 la Iniciativa Ciudades Transformadoras. La iniciativa se inspira en la emergente ola de prácticas políticas transformadoras que tienen lugar a nivel municipal en todo el mundo, lanzando un proceso único que busca reconocer experiencias relevantes lanzando un proceso participativo de concesión de premios, con el objetivo último de que estos ayuden a divulgar las lecciones de estas ciudades y lo que las impulsa.

  14. Introducción a Ciudades Transformadoras

    • Sol Trumbo Vila, Nick Buxton
    11 August 2017

    Ciudades Transformadoras es una oportunidad para que gobiernos locales progresistas, coaliciones municipalistas, movimientos sociales y organizaciones de la sociedad civil difundan y compartan sus experiencias para abordar y encontrar soluciones a la crisis sistémica, económica, social, política y ecológica de nuestro planeta.

  15. Venezuela - Perspectives from the South

    • Santiago Arconada Rodríguez, Karina Arévalo, Javier Biardeau, Atilio A. Borón, Ana Esther Ceceña, Reinaldo Iturriza, Claudio Katz, Edgardo Lander, Miguel Mazzeo, Claudia Korol, Juan Carlos Monedero, Nildo Ouriques, Isabel Rauber, Maristella Svampa, Marco Teruggi, Zuleima Vergel, Raúl Zibechi
    10 August 2017

    Venezuela is passing through a period of acute political, economic and social turmoil, which has intensified the debate within the regional and global left about the nature, the legacy and the prospects of the Bolivarian process.


  16. Consenso fabricado

    Consenso fabricado en el mundo hispano

    01 August 2017

    Las grandes empresas no solo configuran nuestra política o economía, sino que también intentan incidir en la opinión pública en pro de sus intereses. ¿Qué grandes empresas desempeñan el papel más importante a la hora de definir qué es conocimiento y qué es noticia? ¿Qué entidades financian? ¿A quiénes representan? Esta infografía de ‘Estado del poder’, adaptada al mundo hispano, pone al descubierto cómo se fabrica el consenso.

  17. The 8th Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    25 July 2017
  18. Open Call Transformative Cities Initiative

    25 July 2017

    Transnational Institute (TNI) is launching the Transformative Cities Initiative in 2017. The initiative draws on the emerging wave of transformative political practices taking place at municipal level worldwide, by launching a unique award process that will ensure that the lessons and inspiration of these cities becomes viral.