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Reforming Our Understanding of Violence
February 17, 2010
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 …

Blair Did It – or did he?
February 9, 2010
Blair Did It – or did he?

So far, Blair’s testimony before the Chilcot Inquiry has been seen as a largely self-incriminating affair, illustrating the extent not only to which Blair was willing to lie, or deceive himself and others, to go …

House of Commons Lecture
January 23, 2010
House of Commons Lecture

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed address a meeting in the House of Commons on the subject of social exclusion of Muslim communities in the UK. Co-sponsored by Dawn Butler, then UK Minister for Young Citizens and Youth …

Toufic Machnouk with Lord Norman Lamont & Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield on Middle East Today
December 20, 2009
Toufic Machnouk with Lord Norman Lamont & Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield on Middle East Today

Toufic Machnouk with Lord Norman Lamont & Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield on Middle East Today talking about the new US Administration’s policy towards Iran.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
December 10, 2009
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following …

Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism
November 10, 2009
Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism

By Dr. M. Shaheed Alam

This book discerns in the history of Zionism the plot of a Shakespearean tragedy.
A small band of European Zionists enters the world stage in late 19th century, determined to …

International Law
September 1, 2009
International Law

No territorial acquisition resulting from the threat or use of force shall be recognized as legal. — Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States, General Assembly Resolution 2625 (XXV), 24 …

Economics
September 1, 2009
Economics

1 billion children (every second child) live in absolute poverty — UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children, 2005
The richest 2% of adults in the world own more than half of global household wealth — UNU-WIDER study …

Toward a Holistic Model of Violent Radicalisation in the UK
August 3, 2009
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
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
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 …

Toufic Machnouk with Franklin Lamb & Timothy Towell on Post Election Iran 2009
June 26, 2009
Toufic Machnouk with Franklin Lamb & Timothy Towell on Post Election Iran 2009

Press TV: “Post Election Iran 2009, Special coverage – Show 3, Part 2 of 3″ – Interview with Timothy Towell (President of The Foreign Policy Group), Franklin Lamb (international lawyer), Toufic Machnouk (Institute …

Toufic Machnouk with Carol Turner & Paul Craig Roberts on Between the Headlines
April 3, 2009
Toufic Machnouk with Carol Turner & Paul Craig Roberts on Between the Headlines

The former U.S. Assistant Treasury Secretary speaks out against Barrack Obama as the G20 bandwagon hits London. Also with Toufic Machnouk of the Institute for Policy Research And Development and Carol Turner of the Stop …

State Terrorism and Neoliberalism: The North in the South
April 3, 2009
State Terrorism and Neoliberalism: The North in the South

By Ruth Blakeley, 3 April 2009
This book explores the complicity of democratic states from the global North in state terrorism in the global South. It evaluates the relationship between the use of state …

The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea
April 1, 2009
The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea

By Dr. Brett Bowden, 1 April 2009
The term civilization comes with considerable baggage, dichotomizing people, cultures, and histories as civilized – or not. While the idea of civilization has been deployed throughout history …

Civil Disobedience: (Un)Common Sense in Mass Democracies
March 26, 2009
Civil Disobedience: (Un)Common Sense in Mass Democracies

By Dr. Lawrence Quill, 26 March 2009
To perform an act of civil disobedience under present circumstances is an exercise in uncommon sense. Yet, what is the significance, if any, of such action? As …

Crevice Revisited: Violent Extremism and the British Secret State
February 1, 2009
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 …