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  1. Militaire uitgaven, belastingontwijking en de rol van Nederland

    02 June 2016
    Infograph

    Hoe is Nederland verwikkeld in de groeiende wereldwijde wapenindustrie?

  2. Military spending, tax evasion and the Netherlands

    02 June 2016
    Infograph

    How is the Netherlands tied up with an expanding global arms industry?

  3. Tax evasion and weapon production

    • Martin Broek
    02 June 2016
    Report

     Six of the top ten world's biggest arms dealers are based in the Netherlands in order to benefit from its favourable tax and trade system.
     

  4. La réglementation du cannabis et les traités de l’onu sur les drogues

    27 May 2016
    Policy briefing

    Alors que des législatures adoptent des réformes établissant l’accès légal au cannabis pour des fins autres qu’exclusivement « médicales et scientifiques », les tensions entourant les traités actuels des Nations Unies en matière de drogues et l’évolution des lois et pratiques des États membres continuent de s’intensifier. Comment les gouvernements et les systèmes onusiens pourraient-ils aborder ces tensions croissantes par des moyens qui reconnaissent les changements de politiques en cours et qui aident à moderniser le régime des traités sur les drogues, à proprement parler, et par le fait même à renforcer les piliers onusiens des droits humains, du développement, de la paix et de la sécurité ainsi que de la primauté du droit?

  5. Signing away sovereignty

    • Cecilia Olivet, Jaybee Garganera, Farah Sevilla, Joseph Purugganan
    24 May 2016
    Report

    Mining firms have been one of the main corporate sectors worldwide to take advantage of investor-state dispute mechanisms to sue states for regulation of mining, having sued governments for a total of USD 53 billion so far. The Philippines, one of five countries worldwide with the highest overall mineral reserves, has a web of investment treaties which severely constrain the government's ability to regulate or close polluting mines. This legal straitjacket will become even tighter if the EU–Philippines Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) proceed.

  6. အမ်ိဳးသမီးမပါဘဲ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းမႈမရွိႏိုင္ - ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြင္း က်ား/မတန္းတူညီမွ်မႈ၊ စစ္မက္ပ႗ိပကၡႏွင့္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး

    23 May 2016
    Policy briefing

    ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးတည္ေဆာက္မႈႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီ အသြင္ကူးေျပာင္းေရးတြင္ က်ား/မေရးရာကိစၥ၊ တုိင္းရင္း သားအေရးႏွင့္ အျခား သ႐ုပ္လကၡဏာမ်ား အၾကား ဆက္စပ္ပတ္သက္ေနမႈမ်ားကုိ ပုိမုိနားလည္သေဘာေပါက္ ရန္ လုိအပ္ေနသည္မွာ ၾကာၿပီျဖစ္သည္။ ႏုိင္ငံအတြင္း ေရရွည္တည္တံ့ခုိင္ၿမဲသည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္း ေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီစနစ္ကုိ တည္ေဆာက္ရန္ ပဋိပကၡ ေျဖရွင္းမႈႏွင့္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အဆင့္ျပဳျပင္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈတြင္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၏ ပါဝင္မႈႏွင့္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးအခြင့္အေရးမ်ား ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ တုိးတက္မႈအေျခ အေနသည္ အေရးပါလွပါသည္။

  7. Dínamo no 1

    21 May 2016

    El Transnational Institute se complace en presentar el primer número de Dínamo, una síntesis mensual y bilingüe (inglés y español) de debates y nuevas ideas sobre política y economía internacional. Dínamo es una iniciativa conjunta de la diaria (un periódico uruguayo publicado por una cooperativa de periodistas y trabajadores de la prensa) y un colectivo de investigadores-activistas de América Latina.

  8. Dynamo no 1

    21 May 2016

    The Transnational Institute proudly presents the first issue of Dynamo, a monthly and bilingual (English and Spanish) review of current debates and new ideas on international politics and economics. Dynamo is jointly published by TNI, la diaria (a Uruguayan newspaper run by a cooperative of journalists and media workers) and a collective of Latin American scholar-activists.

  9. The New Politics Research Agenda Workshop Report

    • Daniel Chavez
    21 May 2016
    Report

    Researchers and activists from fifteen countries met in Amsterdam with the aim to jointly draft the research agenda of the New Politics Project, a decentralised think tank on counter-hegemonic politics. It will aim to boost the development of desirable, viable and achievable alternatives, transcending current oppressive and exploitative structures;  acknowledge the diversity of knowledge as a source of inspiration for the co-creation of alternatives; and promote fruitful collaboration and exchanges among researchers and activists from different regions of the world.

  10. Proposal to expand investors’ rights for all intra-EU investment will be the next nail in the coffin of European integration

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pietje Vervest
    19 May 2016
    Report

    Representatives of the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) tabled a proposal, in April, to establish “a multilateral agreement among the [EU] Member States […] which would replace and supersede pre-existing intra-EU BITs”. With this proposal, all EU investors would effectively be able to sue any member state at an international tribunal when they feel government regulations have undermined their (future) profits. This proposal undercuts the very basis of the European Union and is the best example of how the EU has become a vehicle for business rights at the expense of democracy.

  11. Towards Energy Democracy

    • James Angel
    19 May 2016
    Report

    How are people across the world taking back power over the energy sector, kicking-back against the rule of the market and reimagining how energy might be produced, distributed and used? How can the concept of energy democracy be deployed to demand a socially just energy system, with universal access, fair prices and secure, unionised and well-paid jobs? This report summarises the discussions and outcomes from an international workshop on energy democracy held in Amsterdam in February 2016.

  12. စတုတၳအႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဘိန္းစိုက္ေတာင္သူမ်ားညီလာခံ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

    10 May 2016
    Report

    ကယားျပည္နယ္၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပိုင္း၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္အေရွ႕ပိုင္း၊ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္းႏွင့္ ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္တို႔မွ ကယား၊ ကယန္း ရွမ္း၊ ပအို၀္း၊ လားဟူ၊ တအာင္း(ပေလာင္)၊ ကခ်င္ဘိန္းစိုက္ ေတာင္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုယ္စားလွယ္မ်ားက ၎တို႔ ေန႔တဓူ၀ရင္ဆိုင္ေတြ႔ႀကံဳေနရသည့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈမ်ား ကို ေဆြးေႏြးတိုင္ပင္ရန္၊ အေတြ႔အႀကံဳမ်ားကို ႏွီးေႏွာဖလွယ္ရန္ႏွင့္ မိမိတို႔ ႀကံဳေတြ႔ရလ်က္ရွိသည့္ ျပႆနာရပ္မ်ားကို ေျဖရွင္းႏိုင္မည့္ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားကို ရွာေဖြေဖာ္ထုတ္ရန္ အတြက္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ကယားျပည္နယ္၏ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္လြိဳင္ေကာ္၌ အတူတကြ ေတြ႔ဆံုစည္းေ၀းခဲ့ၾကပါသည္။

  13. Statement of the 4th Myanmar Opium Farmers’ Forum

    10 May 2016
    Report

    Opium farmers and representatives of their communities came together to discuss the challenges they face in their lives, and to share experiences and find ways to solve their problems. This is their statement. 

  14. El poder en la India: caminos radicales

    • Ashish Kothari, Pallav Das
    27 April 2016
    Report

    Las jerarquías de poder en la India están fuertemente consolidadas y tienen raíces históricas exacerbadas por las desigualdades e injusticias y acentuadas por la globalización económica. Sin embargo, están emergiendo movimientos políticos de base que podrían augurar un cambio gradual hacia la democracia directa o radical, además de hacer que la democracia representativa rinda cuentas y sea ecológicamente sostenible.

  15. Los internautas de la libertad y el futuro de la justicia global

    • John Postill
    27 April 2016
    Report

    Después de las revueltas de 2010 y 2011, como la Primavera Árabe, los Indignados españoles y el movimiento global Occupy, muchos comentaristas invocaron de inmediato las destrezas tecnológicas de los ‘nativos digitales’ o el supuesto ‘ciberutopismo’ de los defensores de la red libre como apoyo a las protestas. Pero, ¿qué papel han desempeñado los activistas por la libertad de Internet —o ‘internautas de la libertad’— en las luchas por un cambio político progresista en todo el mundo y cómo puede combinarse el objetivo de la libertad con la lucha por la justicia social?

  16. Precariedad, poder y democracia

    • Tom George
    25 April 2016
    Report

    La naturaleza cada vez más precaria del trabajo y de la vida plantea una grave amenaza para la democracia, ya que socava nuestro tejido social, atomiza a los individuos y busca personalizar la culpa por la inseguridad económica. ¿Qué posibilidades existen de que ‘el precariado’ se convierta en un nuevo tipo de movimiento social con una visión colectiva para reconstruir la vida contemporánea?

  17. 7th GIZ/TNI Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue

    21 April 2016
    Report

    The 7th GIZ/TNI Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue was organised in collaboration with the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) of the Cambodian Government. Key issues on the agenda were recent trends in the drug market in the region and the development of effective policy responses. Specific attention went to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Alternative Development in the Asian context, including in the implementation of alternative development programmes in conflict areas. The involvement of affected communities in policy making and project implementation was another important theme that was discussed. A major aim of the dialogue was to look at the state of the Asian drug policy before UNGASS 2016.

  18. Land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism

    • Jun Borras
    21 April 2016

    Land politics and the social movements mobilizing around land have changed profoundly, inspiring a new generation of scholar-activists. Professor Saturnino ('Jun') M. Borras explores land politics, agrarian movements and scholar-activism in his inaugural lecture at the International Institute for Social Studies. 

  19. Investment Court System put to the test

    • Cecilia Olivet, Natacha Cingotti, Pia Eberhardt, Nelly Grotefendt, Scott Sinclair
    19 April 2016
    Report

    The European Commission says that its new investment proposal –the Investment Court System - will protect governments' abilities to regulate on crucial matters such as public health and environmental protection. But analysis of five of the most controversial arbitration cases in recent years shows they could still be launched under the current proposal.

  20. Cannabis Regulation and the UN Treaties

    18 April 2016
    Policy briefing

    As jurisdictions enact reforms creating legal access to cannabis for purposes other than exclusively “medical and scientific,” tensions surrounding the existing UN drug treaties and evolving law and practice in Member States continue to grow. How might governments and the UN system address these growing tensions in ways that acknowledge the policy shifts underway and help to modernize the drug treaty regime itself, and thereby reinforce the UN pillars of human rights, development, peace and security, and the rule of law?

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