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Michel Chossudovsky

Michel Chossudovsky is Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa. He has taught as Visiting Professor at academic institutions in Western Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia, has acted as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has worked as a consultant for several international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank, the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (AIEDEP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Dr. Chossudovsky is past President of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is member of a number of research organisations including the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the Geopolitical Drug Watch (OGD) (Paris)and the International People's Health Council (IPHC).

His recent book entitled The Globalisation of Poverty: Impacts of IMF and World Bank Reforms, Third World Network, Penang, Zed Books, London, 1997 has been translated into several languages. Dr. Chossudovsky is a frequent contributor to Le Monde diplomatique, Thirld World Resurgence and Covert Action Quarterly.

His publications have been translated into more than twenty languages. Chossudovsky is an active member of the anti-War movement in Canada and has written extensively on the War in Yugoslavia. He is the author of a forthcoming book entitled War and Globalisation, the Balkans and Beyond.

His most recent book is "The Globalization of Poverty. Impact of IMF and World Bank Reforms" (Zed Books 1997) which is based on his studies of and visits to more than 90 countries. You'll find several of his most recent articles on TFF's website.

Professor Chossudovsky joined TFF as adviser in 1999.


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Articles by Michel Chossudovsky

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Michel Chossudovsky, May 10, 2011
"Our Man in Tripoli" - US-NATO sponsored Islamic terroritsts integrate Libya's pro-democracy opposition

Michel Chossudovsky, May 8, 2011
When war games go live: "Staging" a "humanitarian war" against "Southland"
Or remember what Dennis Kucinich (D) pointed out...

Michel Chossudovsky, March 22, 2011
Libya: Largest military operation since Iraq. Towards a protracted military operation

Michel Chossudovsky, March 9, 2011
"Operation Libya" and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the map of Africa

Michel Chossudovsky, March 7, 2010
Insurrection and military intervention: Is this a US-NATO attempted coup d'etat in Libya?

Michel Chossudovsky, January 5, 2011
Who is behind WikiLeaks?
You'll will probably be surprised when reading this well-documented article...

Michel Chossudovsy, November 19, 2010
Conversations with Fidel Castro
On the Battle of Ideas, on Iran, and the dangers and consequences of nuclear war that far too few discuss today.
Fidel Castro reveals deeper intellectual insights than most much younger national leaders would be able to. And his appeal to save human civilization deserves to be heard everywhere.

Michel Chossudovsky, November 19, 2010
Fake anti-war activism: The "humanitarian road" towards an all out nuclear war?

Michel Chossudovsky, September 21, 2010
From Ronald Reagan to September 11 and the "war on terror"
All the contemporary historical elements that most people have forgotten and media ignore today.

Michel Chossudovsky, August 15, 2010
Does the U.S. plan nuclear holocaust?
Analysis with a series of war-planning documents

Michel Chossudovsky, June 24, 2010
UN "green light" for a pre-emptive US-Israel attack on Iran?
The UN Security Council transforms Iran into a "sitting duck"

Michel Chossudovsky, May 24, 2010
War without border - Obama's "Long War"

Michel Chossudovsky, February 3, 2009
September 11, 2001: America and NATO declare war on Afghanistan.
NATO's doctrine of collective security

Michel Choosudovsky's new book
America's war on terrorism. In the wake of 9/11

Michel Chossudovsky, April 14, 2009
US-NATO military agenda: The destabilization of Pakistan

Recent developments point to a broadening of the Afghan war theater, which now encompasses parts of Pakistan. The underlying tendency is towards an Afghan-Pakistani war.

Michael Chossudovsky, March 26, 2009
Preparing for civil unrest in America: Legislation to establish internment camps on US military bases

Michael Chossudovsky, January 11, 2009
Unusually large U.S. weapons shipment to Israel: Are the U.S. and Israel planning a broader Middle East War?

Michel Chossudovsky, January 8, 2009
War and natural gas: The Israeli invasion and Gaza's offshore gas fields

Michel Chossudovsky, 2006
"Triple Alliance": The US, Turkey, Israel and the War on Lebanon

Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch, November 10, 2008
Who are the architects of economic collapse?

Michel Chossudovsky, August 18, 2008
War in the Caucasus: Towards a broader Russia-US military confrontation?
Read this one if you want a contrasting view to Western mainstream perspectives that this is the Russian bear coming back...

Michel Chossudovsky, March 5, 2008
The US-NATO Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine: Trigger a Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of Life"
With a few exceptions, there's a scientific and intellectual vacuum: No research, no analysis, no comprehension of the meaning of a nuclear holocaust which in a real sense threatens the future of humanity.
There is a tacit acceptance of a diabolical and criminal military agenda. The US-NATO doctrine to use nukes on a preemptive basis with a view to "saving the Western World's way of life" is not challenged in any meaningful way either by academics or media experts in strategic studies.

Michel Chossudovsky, March 1, 2008
The UN contributed to the estbalishment of a Mafia-State in Kosovo

Michel Chossudovsky, February 18, 2008
EU police and military intervention to enforce secession from Serbia

Michel Chossudovsky, February 12, 2008
Kosovo: The US and the EU support a political process linked to organized crime - Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is part of a criminal syndicate

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Ca - January 20, 2008
Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism"

Michel Chossudovsky, - October 17, 2007
Bush's World War III
We are not living in a sound and rational World, where far-reaching decisions by the US President are based on an understanding of their likely consequences. World War III is no longer a hypothetical scenario.

Michel Chossudovsky, June 24, 2007
Bush Directive for a "Catastrophic Emergency" in America: Building a Justification for Waging War on Iran?
In the words of President Bush, "Against this kind of enemy, there is only one effective response: We must go on the offense, stay on the offense, and take the fight to them."

Michel Chossudovsky,, May 19. 2007
"Democratic transition" at the World Bank
The Wolfowitz scandal is a smokescreen. The real reasons of Wolfowitz's demise are political. What this dismissal suggests is that lead Neo-Conservatives, despite their apparent political clout are often vulnerable and defenseless. They do not constitute the ultimate source of political power. Acting on behalf of the dominant corporate and financial elites, they are instruments or proxies, which can readily be replaced.

All Chossudovsky articles at Centre for Research on Globalization

Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch, February 14, 2007
Planned US-Israeli attack on Iran
At the outset of Bush's second term, Vice President Dick Cheney dropped a bombshell. He hinted that Iran was "right at the top of the list" of the rogue enemies of America, and that Israel would "be doing the bombing for us". A good background read from 2005.

Michel Chossudovsky, 10 January 2007
The "Demonization" of Muslims and the battle for oil
The oil lies in Muslim lands. Vilification of the enemy is part and parcel of Eurasia energy geopolitics. It is a direct function of the geographic distribution of the World's oil and gas reserves. If the oil were in countries occupied predominantly by Buddhists or Hindus, one would expect that US foreign policy would be directed against Buddhists and Hindus, who would also be the object of vilification.. 

Michel Chossudovsky, November 27, 2006
Debating "War and Peace" behind closed doors:
NATO's Riga Security Conference
Chossudovsky on its background, perspectives and its interesting gathering of defence analysts, media, institutions, governments, near-governmental organizations, and military industry - in short, the contemporary military-industrial complex.

Michel Chossudovsky, October 4, 2006
Who benefits from the Afghan Opium Trade?
The United Nations has announced that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has soared and is expected to increase by 59% in 2006. The production of opium is estimated to have increased by 49% in relation to 2005. 
Isn't it a bitter irony that the US military presence has served to restore rather than eradicate the drug trade?

Michel Chossudovsky, August 30, 2006
Russia and Central Asian Allies Conduct War Games in Response to US Threats
Barely acknowledged by the Western media, military exercises organized by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, (CSTO) have just been launched. While Iran is not a member of the CSTO, it has observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), of which China is a member. India and Russia have signed on August 20th, a farreaching military cooperation agreement. See a pattern?

Michel Chossudovsky, August 21, 2006
Crying wolf: Terror alerts based on fabricated intelligence
The sequence of terror alerts based on phony information, repeated over several years, inevitably creates amidst the British and American public, a sense of disbelief: an uncomfortable feeling that both Scotland Yard and the British Home office are lying. The counter-terrorism apparatus is desperately crying wolf, which could potentially trigger in the United Kingdom, a political crisis of immeasurable consequence. 

Michel Chossudovsky, August 13, 2006
UN Resolution fails to acknowledge that Israel has launched a war against Lebanon
Transcript of Resolution 1701: the word "war" is not mentioned.
Chossudovsky's analysis is a must-read in a situation where most media - and Western governments - seem to believe that this resolution will lead to peace. Or want us to believe it will. The truth is that the Resoltuion itself is a blatant violation of the UN Charter.

Michel Chossudovsky, August 1, 2006
The war on Lebanon and the battle for oil
Is there a relationship between the bombing of Lebanon and the inauguration of the world's largest strategic pipeline, which will channel more than a million barrels of oil a day to Western markets? The author thinks so: "Ultimately, this design is intended to weaken Russia's role in Central Asia and cut off China from Central Asian oil resources. It is also intended to isolate Iran. Meanwhile, Israel has emerged as a new powerful player in the global energy market."
Read this fascinatingly different perspective on Israel-Turkey-US energy co-operation and see a series of other articles by this TFF Associate on the connections between energy politics and the present drama.

Michel Chossudovsky, April 6, 2006
Is the Bush administration planning a nuclear holocaust?
Will the U.S. launch mini-nukes against Iran in retaliation for Tehran's "non-compliance"? Nuclear and conventional weapons are being integrated, the defensive/offensive distinction being blurred. What plans are there for bombing Iran? What about Israel, what about Europe's role? Essential issues...when did you last see them covered by your local media??

Michel Chossudovsky, April 6, 2006
The dangers of a Middle East nuclear war
There is a new Pentagon doctrine: that mini-nukes are "safe for the surrounding civil population." The preemptive nuclear doctrine, which applies to Iran and North Korea calls for "offensive and defensive integration". It explicitly allows the preemptive use of thermonuclear weapons in conventional war theaters. The Pentagon has blurred the distinction between conventional battlefield weapons and nuclear bombs. It's perverse...

Iran - Next target of US military aggression
Selected articles and essays

The IMF sponsored "democracy" in The Ukraine

Bush administration "guidelines" for postponing or canceling the
November presidential elections

Coup d'etat in America?

Bush appoints a Terrorist as US Ambassador to Iraq

Who is Ahmed Chalabi?

Iraq and the "War on Terrorism"

Where was Osama bin Laden on 9/11? Bush Administration knew the Whereabouts of Osama

US Sponsored Coup d'Etat :The Destabilization of Haiti

Regime rotation in America. Wesley Clark, Osama bin Laden and the 2004 Presidential Elections

Fabricating an Enemy

UCK-terroristerna i Makedonien och USA

The military occupation of Macedonia

Washington behind terrorist attacks in Macedonia

Laughs and chuckles - where did the KLA get its weapons from?

Macedonia: Washington's military-intelligence ploy

America at war in Macedonia

Economic terrorism against Yugoslavia

Washington finances ethnic warfare in the Balkans

Washington's new world order weapon: climate change

Seattle and beyond










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