Transnational Institute

Transnational Institute (1974, Amsterdam; 114 staff;

Is is an international non-profit research and advocacy think tank working to build “a just, democratic and sustainable world.” It strives to “advance progressive, democratic policy change and common solutions to global problems.” Consequently, it partners up with “social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers” to conduct research and analysis on key global issues, come up with suitable solutions and share best practices.


  • Agrarian & Environmental Justice
  • Corporate Power
  • Drugs & Democracy
  • Myanmar in Focus
  • Public Alternatives
  • Trade & Investment
  • War and Pacification
  • Colombia in Focus


  • The Globalisation of Countering Violent Extremism Policies (March 2018, 48p): “provides a critical account of the emergence of CVE policies and analyzes their subsequent institutionalization within the European Union, the United Nations, and the Global Counterterrorism Forum.”
  • One Treaty to rule them all (June 2018, 98p): examines the “ever-expanding Energy Charter Treaty and the power it gives corporations to halt the energy transition.”
  • State of Power 2018 (January 2018, 176p): “examines today’s social movements, their potential to build counter-power, and how we can best resist injustice as well as lay grounds for long-term transformation.”

Leadership: Fiona Dove (Executive Director), Susan George (President)
Budget: $ 4.6m ~

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