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Report: Executive Decisions – How British Intelligence was Hijacked for the Iraq War
October 22, 2012 No Comment
Report: Executive Decisions – How British Intelligence was Hijacked for the Iraq War

By Aisha Dennis and Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
According to British government officials, the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein systematically obstructed and undermined the weapons inspections programmes conducted by the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspections …

Report: A Solar Transition is Possible
March 25, 2011 5 Comments
Report: A Solar Transition is Possible

By Peter D. Schwartzman & David W. Schwartzman
Arguably no challenge is more serious for the world’s future than bringing about a rapid decarbonation of the energy infrastructure with the possibility of preventing the onset of …

Report: Beyond Growth, or Beyond Capitalism?
February 15, 2011 One Comment
Report: Beyond Growth, or Beyond Capitalism?

Recent publications have revived interest in Herman Daly’s proposal for a Steady-State Economy. This report by IPRD Research Associate, ecological historian Dr. Richard Smith, argues, that the idea of a steady-state capitalism is based on …

Pakistan’s Dignity Deficit: The Lessons of the Arab Revolts
February 4, 2011 No Comment
Pakistan’s Dignity Deficit: The Lessons of the Arab Revolts

By M. Shahid Alam
Pakistan’s rulers and ruling elites may well be thinking that the wave of people’s indignation that started in Tunisia and is now working its way through Egypt, Jordan and Yemen will never …

The Crisis of Civilization – Movie Trailer
January 26, 2011 No Comment
The Crisis of Civilization – Movie Trailer

The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
Weaving together …

This is what victory looks like
January 18, 2011 No Comment
This is what victory looks like

By Robin Yassin-Kassab
Written on the night of January 14th 2011

The dictator, thief and Western client Zein al-Abdine Ben Ali, beloved until a few hours ago in Paris and Washington, has been driven from Tunisia. His …

Book Review – Israeli Exceptionalism, by M Shahid Alam
December 21, 2010 No Comment
Book Review – Israeli Exceptionalism, by M Shahid Alam

By Robin Yassin-Kassab
M. Shahid Alam’s latest book “Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilising Logic of Zionism” is a fascinating historical analysis, densely detailed and referenced, of the nature and trajectory of Jewish nationalism. It is bracingly honest, …

The Post-Peak World by Dr. Colin J. Campbell
October 28, 2010 One Comment
The Post-Peak World by Dr. Colin J. Campbell

In this paper, Dr. Campbell explains the inherent link between energy and economy, in particular between exponential economic growth and the availability of cheap fossil fuels. He draws on his long-standing expertise as a petroleum …

Reforming Our Understanding of Violence
February 17, 2010 No Comment
Reforming Our Understanding of Violence

By Toufic Machnouk
Structural violence is the effect of a systemic imbalance in society that prefers the interests of some over others. Its dynamics are less visible than that of direct violence, where the causes are …

Toward a Holistic Model of Violent Radicalisation in the UK
August 3, 2009 No Comment
Toward a Holistic Model of Violent Radicalisation in the UK

Submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Communities and Local Government
The Government’s understanding of extremism inadequately analyses the core social factors behind violent radicalization, seeing these …

The Crisis of Post-Modernity
July 1, 2009 No Comment
The Crisis of Post-Modernity

For the Arches Quarterly - The Crisis of (Post) Modernity: The De-Sacralisation of the Social, the Death of Democracy, and the Reclamation of Islamic Tradition
In early 2007, then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, described the ‘War on Terror’ as …

Runaway Climate Change Boundary Conditions & Implications for Policy
July 1, 2009 No Comment
Runaway Climate Change Boundary Conditions & Implications for Policy

Published courtesy of David Wasdell and The Meridian Programme
It is almost exactly four years since my provisional analysis of the feedback dynamics of the global climate system indicated the existence of a threshold or tipping …

The Financial Sponsorship of International al-Qaeda Affiliated Islamist Terrorist Networks in Saudi
July 1, 2009 No Comment
The Financial Sponsorship of International al-Qaeda Affiliated Islamist Terrorist Networks in Saudi

A Report to the Office of the British Embassy in Saudi Arabia for the Attention of HM Government’s Ambassador Sir William Patey KCMG
This report was initiated in the context of a Foreign & Commonwealth Office …

The New Strategic Battleground The Pentagon and Nato in the Arctic
February 3, 2009 No Comment
The New Strategic Battleground The Pentagon and Nato in the Arctic

By Rick Rozoff
In the waning days of the Bush presidency while the domestic press corps was preoccupied with the impending inauguration of his successor, the White House effectively sneaked through a major, groundbreaking directive on …

Crevice Revisited: Violent Extremism and the British Secret State
February 1, 2009 No Comment
Crevice Revisited: Violent Extremism and the British Secret State

In April 2007, five British Muslims were sent to jail, in each case for at least twenty years under anti-terrorism legislation. Their crimes were said to be heinous – planning to set off explosive devices …

Global Energy War: Washington’s New Kissinger
January 29, 2009 No Comment
Global Energy War: Washington’s New Kissinger

By Rick Rozoff
Lost amid the national, and international, fanfare accompanying the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States today is attention to the person who is slated to be the latter’s major foreign …

Zionism in Gaza’s Shattered Mirror
January 15, 2009 No Comment
Zionism in Gaza’s Shattered Mirror

By M. Shahid Alam, Professor of Economics, Northeastern University
At a time when Palestinian men, women and children, corralled in the ghetto of Gaza since 1948, are daily, hourly, relentlessly, being bombed from the air, …

Has Israel Forfeited its Right to Exist as a Separate State?
January 14, 2009 No Comment
Has Israel Forfeited its Right to Exist as a Separate State?

Kees van der Pijl, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex
The relentless military violence applied by Israel to the population of Gaza is no longer a matter of indignation about the killing of people who have nowhere …