NEW! IPRD
March 7, 2013

Dear Friends,
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the IPRD is an exciting transition phase. We have a spanking new team who are currently working hard behind the scenes to revamp the website in …

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Zionism in Gaza’s Shattered Mirror
January 15, 2009
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
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 …

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed discusses 7/7 and 9/11
January 9, 2009
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed discusses 7/7 and 9/11

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed clarifies the pressing urgency of an independent public enquiry into the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, highlighting the inadequacy of official investigative processes, and emphasising the significance of civil society …

Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe
January 6, 2009
Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe

By Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories
For eighteen months the entire 1.5 million people of Gaza experienced a punishing blockade imposed by Israel, and a variety of traumatizing …

Global Human Rights Groups Protest Slaughter in Gaza
January 5, 2009
Global Human Rights Groups Protest Slaughter in Gaza

By Stephen Lendman
On June 16, 2008, noted Israeli historian Ilan Pappe explained “The Israeli Recipe for 2008: Genocide in Gaza, Ethnic Cleaning in the West Bank.” He wrote: “Not long ago, I claimed that Israel …

The Origins of the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Settler-Colonialism, Apartheid and Political Zionism
January 5, 2009
The Origins of the Israel-Palestine Conflict: Settler-Colonialism, Apartheid and Political Zionism

By Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
The Israel-Palestine conflict cannot be understood without understanding its historical and ideological origins. Whereas conventional opinion focuses on the idea of Palestinian rejectionism of Israel’s right to exist – allegedly rooted …

Attack on Gaza
January 1, 2009
Attack on Gaza

The Gaza Crisis
In late December 2008, Israel launched a major attack on Gaza, purportedly in response to Hamas rocket attacks along the border. The operation was the beginning of a well-planned strategy …

Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production
January 1, 2009
Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production

By Eric deCarbonnelle, February 2009
After reading about the droughts in two major agricultural countries, China and
Argentina, I decided to research the extent other food producing nations were also
experiencing droughts. This project ended up taking a lot …

The Media Narrative on Palestine and Israel
January 1, 2009
The Media Narrative on Palestine and Israel

By Ahmed Bouzid, Published in association with Palestine Media Watch
The outbreak of violence in Gaza has been the top story in the mainstream media here in the United States for three days in a row now, …

Unconventional Warfare in the 21st Century: U.S. Surrogates, Terrorists and Narcotraffickers
January 1, 2009
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 Geneva Conventions
August 12, 2008
The Geneva Conventions

The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties and three additional protocols that set the standards in international law for humanitarian treatment of the victims of war. The singular term Geneva Convention refers to the agreements of 1949, negotiated in the aftermath of World War II, updating the terms …

The Iran Threat: An Assessment of the Middle East Nuclear Stalemate
August 1, 2008
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 …

Toufic Machnouk on People & Power – Power Shift
April 27, 2008
Toufic Machnouk on People & Power – Power Shift

The New Power Game: Iran Vs the USA: People & Power’s Samah El-Shahat questions the shifting balances of power between the West and the Middle-East and looks at the emergence of Iran as a new …

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
January 19, 2008
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to …

The Hidden Holocaust: Our Civilizational Crisis by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed at Imperial College London
November 20, 2007
The Hidden Holocaust: Our Civilizational Crisis by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed at Imperial College London

In this landmark seminar at the Imperial College London in November 2007, Dr. Nafeez Ahmed introduces for the first time the preliminary findings of the IPRD’s interdisciplinary research project into global systemic crises, as articulated …