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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Unconventional Warfare in the 21st Century: U.S. Surrogates, Terrorists and Narcotraffickers
January 1, 2009 No Comment
Unconventional Warfare in the 21st Century: U.S. Surrogates, Terrorists and Narcotraffickers

On December 13, the whistleblowing website Wikileaks did investigative- and citizen-journalists a great service by publishing the Army Special Operations Forces FM 3-05.130, titled Unconventional Warfare.
Published in September 2008, the 248-page document though unclassified, is …

The Iran Threat: An Assessment of the Middle East Nuclear Stalemate
August 1, 2008 No Comment
The Iran Threat: An Assessment of the Middle East Nuclear Stalemate

This report critically examines the underlying assumptions and overarching methods behind the official narrative on the West-Iran nuclear stalemate, as exemplified for instance in numerous research studies by think-tanks and research groups specialising in defence …