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, by OpenDemocracy

Beyond “liddism”: towards real global security

The first decade of the 21st century has been dominated by wars that have killed or injured close to half a million people, wars that arose after determined paramilitaries used parcel-knives to exploit the weaknesses of the world’s most advanced state. That incident might in principle have been (...)

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Afghanistan as a Drug War

Since Afghanistan now grows the opium poppies that provide more than 90% of the world’s opium, the raw material for the production of heroin, it’s not surprising that drug-trade news and war news intersect from time to time. More surprising is how seldom poppy growing and the drug trade are (...)

, par IPS

DESARMEMENT : A l’heure d’une convention globale sur les armes nucléaires

Selon Dimity Hawkins, directeur de la Campagne internationale pour l’abolition des armes nucléaires (ICAN), l’histoire n’a jamais fourni un meilleur moment pour agir sur le désarmement nucléaire. Le désir de libérer le monde de 23.300 armes nucléaires actuellement dans des stocks mondiaux fait (...)

, by ALI Tariq, London Review of Books

Unhappy Yemen

In the London Review of Books, Tariq Ali tells about his recent trip to Yemen, after Obama and other US politicians started hinting that this country might become a new frontline yet in the ’war on terror’.
Recounting the country’s history since World War II, and in particular the war and (...)

, par Pambazuka

Gisement pétrolier à la frontière

Le pire est à craindre entre la Côte d’Ivoire et le Ghana

La Côte d’Ivoire et le Ghana vont-il s’affronter autour du pétrole découvert à la frontière des deux pays ? La polémique est lancée, même si Abidjan et Accra jouent la carte de la diplomatie dans la gestion de ce dossier. Bertrand Gueu note que, vue d’Abidjan, la question fait plus l’objet de silences (...)

, by OpenDemocracy , KALDOR Mary

Reconceptualising war

What if defeating the enemy was the justification for war, but not its real goal? What if its goal was a certain kind of power-brokerage? On, Mary Kaldor attempts a redefinition of war in line with contemporary developments:
"Clausewitz defined war as an ‘an act of violence (...)

, por EcoPortal

Los desplazados por la soja y la minería

Por Darío Aranda

A medida que avanzan en el país las distintas industrias extractivas (petróleo, minería, monocultivos industriales) se incrementan como respuesta la organización de las comunidades rurales y pequeños pueblos, que resisten el avance empresarial. Un relevamiento de conflictos territoriales y (...)

, by Foreign Policy in Focus

Obama Boosts Nukes

Despite his pledge to seek nuclear disarmament, Obama is investing big in the nuclear complex.
On February 1, the Obama administration delivered a budget request calling for a full 10 percent increase in nuclear weapons spending next year, to be followed by further increases in subsequent (...)

, by International Crisis Group

Reforming Pakistan’s Civil Service

If Pakistan’s deteriorating civil service is not urgently repaired, public disillusionment and resentment could be used by the military to justify another spell of authoritarian rule.
Reforming Pakistan’s Civil Service, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, analyses the (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Waiting for the Jaffna train

Even as the people of Jaffna – and those who were displaced – make use of their new freedoms of movement, they are confronted with the effect of decades of political stagnation. Read more

, par Pambazuka

Les Sierra Léonais se souviennent de la guerre

Devant le Tribunal Spécial pour la Sierra Leone, il ne reste plus que l’ancien président Charles Taylor à être jugé pour ses crimes durant la guerre civile qui a ravagé le pays de 1991 à 2001. Voir ses trois autres acolytes chefs de guerre récolter 120 ans de prison ensemble, a été un soulagement pour (...)

, by IPS

Israel Declares War on Peace NGOs

One year after the devastating attack on Hamas in Gaza a new wave of reports castigating Israel for war crimes has emerged.
Now, Israel is fighting back with a report on the reports, picking on international NGOs such as Amnesty, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Trocaire , Finn Church Aid, Diakonia and (...)

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The Year of the Assassin

An American World of War: What to Watch for in 2010

According to the Chinese calendar, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. We don’t name our years, but if we did, this one might prospectively be called the Year of the Assassin.
We, of course, think of ourselves as something like the peaceable kingdom. After all, the shock of September 11, 2001 was (...)