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There Is No Such Thing as a Small Nuclear War

Erik Bulatov (USSR), People in the Landscape, 1976. By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research There was a time when calls for a nuclear-free Europe rang across the continent. It began with the Stockholm Appeal (1950), which opened with the powerful words ‘We demand the outlawing of atomic weapons as instruments of intimidation and […]

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Is the Reign of the Dollar Coming to an End?

Jiang Tiefeng (China), Stone Forest, 1979. By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research In early June, a rumour began to circulate – which was widely reported in the Indian press as true – that the government of Saudi Arabia had allowed its petrodollar agreement with the United States to lapse. This agreement, made in 1974, is quite straight-forward and […]

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Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World

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How Israel Weaponizes Water

Diego Rivera, Mexico, “El Agua, Origen de la Vida” or “Water, Origin of Life,” 1951. By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research By November 2023, it was already clear that the Israeli government had begun to deny Palestinians in Gaza access to water.  “Every hour that passes with Israel preventing the provision of […]

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Palestinians Will Remain on Palestinian Land: The Thirteenth Newsletter (2024)

Nabil Anani (Palestine), In Pursuit of Utopia #1, 2020. By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 15 February 2024, Jared Kushner (Donald Trump’s son-in-law and former senior advisor during his presidency) sat down for a long conversation with Professor Tarek Masoud at Harvard University. […]