Archiv: think tanks


27.01.2020 - 07:46 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Woke wonk Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy team is stacked with pro-war swamp creatures

Of the 35 people listed as advising Warren, including Baker, nine have spent time at the Pentagon and 13 at the State Department.

Most others have spent time at the big four Democratic foreign policy think tanks, with six from the Center for American Progress (CAP), three from the Century Foundation, five from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and five from the Truman Project. Meanwhile, three members of the team worked at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) or the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington’s two main vehicles for funding regime change activity.

28.04.2019 - 12:18 [ CEPR.net ]

Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela

We find that the sanctions have inflicted, and increasingly inflict, very serious harm to human life and health, including an estimated more than 40,000 deaths from 2017–2018; and that these sanctions would fit the definition of collective punishment of the civilian population as described in both the Geneva and Hague international conventions, to which the US is a signatory. They are also illegal under international law and treaties which the US has signed, and would appear to violate US law as well.

28.04.2019 - 12:16 [ Independent.co.uk ]

US sanctions on Venezuela responsible for ‚tens of thousands‘ of deaths, claims new report

As many as 40,000 people may have died in Venezuela as a result of US sanctions that made it harder for ordinary citizens to access food, medicine and medical equipment, a new report has claimed.

The report, published by the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) a progressive, Washington DC-based think tank, says those deaths took place following the imposition of sanctions in the summer of 2017.

21.04.2019 - 17:57 [ Vox.com ]

The logic of Bernie Sanders’s continuing war against Clintonworld

Over the weekend, Sanders sent the Center of American Progress — a powerful Democratic think tank that’s closely aligned with the Clintons — a scathing letter, hitting several negative articles and videos published by the group’s media arm, ThinkProgress, that he says will make it easier for President Trump to win in 2020.

“I and other Democratic candidates are running campaigns based on principles and ideas and not engaging in mudslinging or personal attacks on each other,” Sanders wrote in the letter, first obtained by the New York Times.

04.01.2019 - 11:21 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Schnell, schnell: So geht es mit den Uploadfiltern gegen Propaganda weiter

„Es ist nur richtig, dass wir schauen, wie wir die Möglichkeiten zur Verbreitung extremistischer Inhalte im Internet einschränken können“, sagt der EU-Abgeordnete Dalton gegenüber netzpolitik.org. Er verweist auf ein Papier des US-Think-Tanks Wilson Center, das dem Internet und insbesondere sozialen Netzwerken eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Radikalisierung von sich „marginalisiert fühlenden Muslimen“ zuschreibt, die daraufhin in den „Cyberjihad“ ziehen würden.

18.12.2018 - 00:47 [ Dailyrecord.co.uk ]

Secret Scottish-based office led infowars attack on Labour and Jeremy Corbyn

On the surface, the cryptically named Institute for Statecraft is a small charity operating from an old Victorian mill in Fife.

But explosive leaked documents passed to the Sunday Mail reveal the organisation’s Integrity Initiative is funded with £2million of Foreign Office cash and run by military intelligence specialists.

The “think tank” is supposed to counter Russian online propaganda by forming “clusters” of friendly journalists and “key influencers” throughout Europe who use social media to hit back against disinformation.

02.11.2018 - 06:25 [ Spiegel.de ]

Merkel-Nachfolge: Was Washington von Merz, Spahn und AKK hält

„Wer kommt da jetzt?“, ist deshalb eine Frage, die in diesen Tagen häufig von US-Regierungsvertretern und Mitarbeitern in den Think Tanks gestellt wird. Friedrich Merz, Jens Spahn oder Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wollen Merkel im Parteivorsitz beerben – und damit vielleicht auch bald im Kanzleramt.

13.05.2018 - 14:54 [ Freitag ]

Gefühlter Kolonialismus

Nach dem Systemwechsel kam die „Rückkehr nach Europa“ auf den Wunschzettel, die mit den EU-Beitritten von 2004 und 2007 eingelöst schien. Während die Reformwilligen im Osten darunter die Heranführung an westeuropäische Standards verstanden, war damit im westlichen Establishment die Wiederherstellung jenes Hinterhofes gemeint, wie er in den Erweiterungsgebieten der Reiche bestanden hatte und auch von den unabhängigen Staaten in der kurzen Zwischenkriegszeit nicht außer Kraft gesetzt werden konnte.