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Economic Growth with Energy
December 25, 2006
Economic Growth with Energy

M. Shahid Alam, Northeastern University, Boston
In a departure from neoclassical economics, this paper will develop an alternative conception of the economy that recognizes energy – together with workers, capital and technology – as a factor …

Repression, Human Rights, and US Training of Military Forces from the South
October 1, 2006
Repression, Human Rights, and US Training of Military Forces from the South

By Ruth Joanna Blakeley, Department of Politics, University of Bristol, October 2006
In order to understand whether US training of military forces from the South has resulted in the use of repression or improvements in human …

From the “Washington” Towards a “Vienna Consensus”?: A Quantitative Analysis on Globalization, Development and Global Governance: A Quantitative Analysis on Globalization and Global Governance
September 6, 2006
From the “Washington” Towards a “Vienna Consensus”?: A Quantitative Analysis on Globalization, Development and Global Governance: A Quantitative Analysis on Globalization and Global Governance

By Dr. Arno Tausch, 6 September 2006
This book is a welcome and timely endeavour to the study of Globalisation, which as we know is the currency of contemporary economic and political debates. It …

Sins of Statecraft: The War on Terror Exposed
August 16, 2006
Sins of Statecraft: The War on Terror Exposed

By Brian Bogart, 16 August, 2006
Few things are more crucial to our global situation today than a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental habits and recent overtly aggressive trend present in United States foreign …

America Declassified: Chronicling the Official History of US Conflict Dependence
July 15, 2006
America Declassified: Chronicling the Official History of US Conflict Dependence

By Brian Bogart

Download: America Declassified: Chronicling the Official History …

The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry
June 22, 2006
The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, 22 Jun 2006
At first, the police were sure that the bombers used weapons-grade plastic explosives and sophisticated timers. Two weeks later, they changed their minds – the bombs …

US Conflicts Abroad Since World War II: Chronicling the Official History of US Conflict Dependence
February 1, 2006
US Conflicts Abroad Since World War II: Chronicling the Official History of US Conflict Dependence

By Brian Bogart
The following list of 153 instances of US armed forces abroad from October 1945 to March 2004 is part of a larger list (“Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798–2004”) …

Petrodollar Warfare
January 20, 2006
Petrodollar Warfare


By William R. Clark

I recall someone looking to see a little bit more about Iran here recently. I’ll attempt a “who (or what, in this case) is behind the curtain” act …

Turning Swords to Ploughshares & Little Acorns to Tall Trees: The Conflict-Growth Nexus & The Poverty of Nations
January 4, 2006
Turning Swords to Ploughshares & Little Acorns to Tall Trees: The Conflict-Growth Nexus & The Poverty of Nations

By S. Mansoob Murshed, The Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
The importance of the growth and intra-state conflict nexus cannot be overemphasised. The lack of growth prevents poverty reduction and the achievement of the millennium …

United States Colleges with Department of Defence Contracts
December 1, 2005
United States Colleges with Department of Defence Contracts

By Brian Bogart
The following is a partial list of United States’ colleges with Department of Defense contracts. There are at least 120 more than shown here (and another 112 to 150 in at least 22 …

The British Secret Service in Neutral Switzerland: An Unfinished Debate on NATO’s Cold War Stay-behind Armies
December 1, 2005
The British Secret Service in Neutral Switzerland: An Unfinished Debate on NATO’s Cold War Stay-behind Armies

By Daniele Ganser, Intelligence and National Security, Vol.20, No.4, December 2005
In 1990, the existence of a secret anti-Communist stay-behind army in Italy, codenamed ‘Gladio’ and linked to NATO, was revealed. Subsequently, similar stay-behind armies were …

Fear as A Weapon The Effects of Psychological Warfare on Domestic and International Politics
December 1, 2005
Fear as A Weapon The Effects of Psychological Warfare on Domestic and International Politics

By Daniele Ganser, World Affairs, Vol.9, No.4, Winter 2005
When we think of weapons, our mind most often conjures up images of military hardware. We think of guns and tanks on land, guided missiles and fighter …

The War on Truth: Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism
August 11, 2005
The War on Truth: Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, 11 Aug 2005
Ahmed’s first book on 9/11, The War on Freedom, was acclaimed around the world for its meticulous compilation of facts about the event. Published just a …

Petrodollar Warfare: Dollars, Euros and the Upcoming Iranian Oil Bourse
August 8, 2005
Petrodollar Warfare: Dollars, Euros and the Upcoming Iranian Oil Bourse

By William Clark
Contemporary warfare has traditionally involved underlying conflicts regarding economics and resources. Today these intertwined conflicts also involve international currencies, and thus increased complexity. Current geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran extend …

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed US Congressional Briefing: The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later
July 22, 2005
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed US Congressional Briefing: The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later

Dr. Ahmed’s seminal testimony on 22 July 2005, at the all-day Congressional Briefing hosted by then Congressional Rep. Cynthia McKinney, entitled “The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later – A Citizens Response: Did the Commission …

Terrorism in Western Europe An Approach to NATO’s Secret Stay-Behind Armies
April 1, 2005
Terrorism in Western Europe An Approach to NATO’s Secret Stay-Behind Armies

By Daniele Ganser, Orbis, Spring 2005
Recent research has revealed secret armies have existed across Western Europe during the Cold War. Coordinated by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), they were run by the European military …

Devastating Society: The Neo-conservative Assault on Democracy and Justice
January 31, 2005
Devastating Society: The Neo-conservative Assault on Democracy and Justice

By Dr. Bernd Hamm. 31 January 2005
‘Every American ought to read these indictments of the G. W. Bush administration’s self-righteous attacks on honesty, fairness, decency, and the rule of law.’ Wendell Bell, Yale …

NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and terrorism in Western Europe
December 22, 2004
NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and terrorism in Western Europe

By Dr. Daniele Ganser, 22 December 2004
The CIA and the British secret service MI6, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services set up a network of clandestine anticommunist …