International Affairs/Relations

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Aftermath
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1991
Chomsky discusses various consequences of the Gulf war, both the negative and those perceived as triumphs.
All options on the table?
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2008
Chomsky responds to the 2008 meetings of world powers which addressed the topic of nuclear proliferation. He highlights the numerous ways in which these talks failed to live up to the Non-Proliferatio...
Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)
Love, Maryann Cusimano
Book
2003
Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of g...
Brazil, like Russia, Under Attack by Hybrid War
Escobar, Pepe
Article
2016
Colour revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. The ideological matrix and the ...
The Case Against Bombing ISIS
Shupak, Greg
Article
2016
The military campaign against ISIS is just the latest phase of US imperialism in the Middle East.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA: A Forgotten History : U.S. Global Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
1989
This book tells the remarkable story of the multifarious US/CIA interventions in more than fifty foreign countries. Here are all the details of these exploits, the operations behind the overthrow of g...
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Library: International Affairs & Development Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Crisis of External Dependence: The Political Economy of Foreign Aid to Bangladesh
Sobhan, Rehman
Book
This book presents an informed, wide-ranging and critical account of the impact of foreign aid on Bangladesh's economy and society. The author shows the distortive consequences that, in practice, aid ...
Devolutionary Notes
Zwerin, Michael
Book
...
Failed States: The abuse of power and the assault on democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2006
Failed States offers a comprehensive analysis of a global superpower that has long claimed the right to reshape other nations while its own democratic institutions are in severe crisis. Chomsky system...
FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots
Geigner, Timothy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2012
It seems there's a new pattern showing itself every time I read a news report in which the FBI proudly announces it foiled a terrorist plot. That pattern goes something like this: hear that a huge exp...
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Hack: Home Truths about Foreign News
Harriman, Ed
Book
1989
This book is about HACKS - journalists, the men and women who fly into famines and wars and in a few days churn out stories telling the world what has been going on. It shows how HACKS work and the pr...
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
Hopes and Prospects
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2009
Chomsky shows how new social struggles, from Bolivia to Venezuela, are challenging the Washington Consensus and posing democratic alternatives for the continent, and explores the potential for change ...
International Terrorism: Image and Reality - In Alexander George (ed.), Western State Terrorism
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1991
Chomsky identifies two approaches to evaluating terrorism: the literal and propagandistic. He further explores various cases, factors and forms of terrorism according to literal analysis, yet conclude...
Interventions
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2007
Noam Chomsky says that the freedom to challenge power is not just an opportunity, it's a responsibility. Concise and fiercely argued, Interventions covers the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush...
Invasion Newspeak: U.S. and USSR
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1989
In 1983, newscaster, Vladimir Danchev, declared opposition to Russia's invasion of Afghanistan. Chomsky comments on the remarkability not just of this opposition, but the use of the term "invade" - a ...
A Just War? Hardly
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2006
Chomsky identifies the premises of "just war theory". He claims that in both the case of Kosovo and Afghanistan these were not adhered to, thus the foundation for "just war" was absent.
The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Davis, Horace B.)
Book
In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationali...
New World Relationships
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2006
Chomsky describes the relationships developing between China, Europe and Latin America while the US remains occupied in the Middle East, leaving the nation as the odd one out.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2002
This edition of Chomsky's dissection of terrorism explores the role of the USA in the Middle East and reveals how the media are used to manipulate public opinion about what constitutes terrorism . The...
Revolution of '89
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1990
Noam Chomsky explores the asymmetry between the resistance developments in Central America in relation to US power, and in Eastern Europe in relation to the Soviet.
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1985
Turning the Tide shows how US Central American policies implement broader US economic, military, and social aims even while describing their impact on the lives of people in Central America.
The Victors
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1990
An assumption was adopted in America that domestic issues were so close to being resolved that it was time to focus attention to sharing the nation's "basic spiritual principles" with the globe's unde...
We Must Act Now to Prevent Another Hiroshima -- or Worse
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2005
Noam Chomsky explains why society should be concerned about the threat of self-destruction, citing, for example, the failure of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World: Interviews with David Barsamian
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2007
In this new collection of conversations with David Barsamian, conducted in 2006 and 2007, Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deteriorat...
What We Say Goes: The Middle East in the New World Order
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1991
In response the President Bush's actions in Kuwait, America was deemed by a Catholic weekly in Rome to be "the surly master of the world". Chomsky explores the meaning of this accusation as well as Am...
Wikileaks and the New Global Order: America's Wake-Up Call
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
The impression of a world running out of American control has become a theme touching all our lives over the past decade. The US invented and exported financial deregulation, promising it to be the ep...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
Canadian Environmental Network
The Canadian Environmental Network is a neutral conduit for communications between 1500+ environmental groups in Canada. Nine regional networks also provide more regionally based networking services.
Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Working to promote freedom of expression. CCPJ's main project is the IFEX Clearing House which operates an Action Alert Network and disseminates information on freedom of the press to organizations an...
Canadian Society for International Health
To facilitate education and research in international health through the mobilization of Canadian resources.
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
Information Clearing House
Described as an independent media source and as "one person's effort to correct the distorted perceptions provided by commercial media", this extensive site provides a mixed bag of news, articles, aud...
JohnPilger.com
The journalism and films of John Pilger.
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
North-South Institute/L'Institut Nord-Sud
Provides policy-relevant research on the North-South issues of relations between industrialized and developing countries, in particular monitoring Canada's foreign policy role and its relations with t...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Physicians for Global Survival (Canada)
An association of 2500 Canadian physicians and public supporters who believe the greatest threat to human and environmental health is war, and the threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. Aff...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues in...
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. It was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Econo...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...

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International Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on international topics in the Sources directory for the media.

From the Connexions Archives

Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.