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  1. Viktor Orban

    Lessons from the Political Economy of Authoritarian Capitalism in Hungary

    • Gábor Scheiring
    09 Abril 2018
    Paper

    Hungary was once praised as an example of successful democratisation and EU integration, but now has joined the ranks of ‘liberal’ nations backsliding into authoritarianism. Many commentators blame Orbán and his anti-migrant, anti-EU populist rhetoric, but ignore the underlying causes in particular the failings of market reforms in the country, high unemployment, low wages, spiraling household debts, and a nationalist capitalist class resentful of the advantages given to their transnational capitalist competitors.

  2. Keep your coins, I want change (Grafitti by Banksy)

    Call for Papers: State of Power 2018

    19 Junio 2017
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) in the Netherlands is issuing an open call for essays/short papers and artistic collaborations for its forthcoming report on the issue of counter-power. Abstract deadline extension: 17 September

  3. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 Octubre 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

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    EU 'secretly spent £320 million on surveillance drone development'

    12 Febrero 2014
    En los medios

    MPs furious as report reveals "out of control" EU is developing surveillance drones without "any kind of democratic accountability"

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    Europa investeert flink in een luchtruim vol drones

    Wilmer Heck
    12 Febrero 2014
    En los medios

    De Eu stak sinds 2001 een half miljard euro in de ontwikkeling van drones, blijkt vandaag uit een rapport// Ze worden voor allerlei civiele doeleinden ingezet// en ze zijn een zegen voor defensiebedrijven.

  6. Egypt's still-unfinished Revolution: Celebration & Danger

    Phyllis Bennis
    04 Julio 2013
    Article

    Whether or not the day’s events in Egypt constitute a military coup d’etat, the removal from office of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military portends great excitement but even greater dangers.

  7. Syria: the threats, costs, claims and lives

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 Mayo 2013
    Article

    What the civil war in Syria has exposed is that the massive political and social transformation, and real regime change under way is led by people themselves. US military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.

  8. Guns, debt and corruption

    • Frank Slijper
    14 Abril 2013
    Report

    High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding economic crisis in Europe and continues to undermine efforts to resolve it.

  9. How the EU subsidises Israel’s military-industrial complex

    Ben Hayes
    07 Marzo 2013
    Article

    The EU is providing generous R&D (research and development) subsidies to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the state-owned manufacturer of Israeli ‘drones’ and other ‘battlefield solutions’. Some of the grants are for IAI to adapt its killer robots for use within the EU. 

     
     
  10. The Marikana massacre

    17 Septiembre 2012 - Evento
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    Assessing Burma/Myanmar’s New Government

    19 Abril 2012
    Policy briefing

    Burma is in the midst of its most important period of political transition in over two decades. TNI and BCN hosted a conference to look at the challenges and opportunities in five key areas: politics, ethnic relations, the economy, social and humanitarian affairs, and the international landscape.

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    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association

    02 Marzo 2012
    Press release

    How international rules on countering terrorist-financing are undermining freedom of association: an analysis of the impact of FATF ‘Special Recommendation VIII’ on non-profit organisations.

  13. Counter-terrorism, ‘policy laundering’ and the FATF

    • Ben Hayes
    01 Marzo 2012
    Report

    A lack of democratic control, oversight and accountability of the FATF has allowed for regulations that circumvent concerns about human rights, proportionality and effectiveness.

  14. Bye-bye peace process: Palestine comes to the UN

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 Septiembre 2011
    Article

    After 20 years of failed U.S. diplomacy based on protecting Israel’s occupation, the need to move to a new diplomacy rooted in international law and human rights remains a vital necessity.

  15. Victory in Afghanistan

    Ross Eventon
    16 Agosto 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.

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

    Richard Falk, Hilal Elver
    29 Junio 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.

  17. Understanding the Arab Spring

    Kamil Mahdi, Phyllis Bennis, Ben Hayes, Salwa Ismail, Shaheer George, Mehdi Lalou, Yao Graham
    21 Junio 2011
    Multi-media

    Middle East scholars join TNI fellows in a unique and fascinating discussion of the context of the democracy uprisings in the Middle East and the way it may shape the region for future generations.

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    Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 Marzo 2011
    Multi-media

    The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

  19. Libya And Beyond: What’s Next For Democracy?

    Phyllis Bennis
    28 Febrero 2011
    Article

    The Gaddafi regime in Libya seems to believe that if a government crackdown is murderous enough, demonstrations will stop.

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