Podcast – Oberg, peace and the media

Podcast – Oberg, peace and the media

By Regan Durkin The Global Press Coalition for Peace, GPCP, in Washington kindly turned to me and asked me to speak with them for a longer podcast. GPCP is a rather young but very innovative civil society organization that focuses on how the media deal with conflicts, war and peace – and how it can […]

The unprecedented US presidential election and its consequences – Part 1-4

The unprecedented US presidential election and its consequences – Part 1-4

Picture design by Saulo Castro at Dribble Farhang Jahanpour TFF Associate November 20, 2020 – December 1, 2020 This is a four-part series by the author, published by the International Press Service, IPS. Below is Part 1 and this is where you find the next two:Part 2 • US Presidential Election: A Campaign of Insults […]

Human security policy and Human Needs Theory

Human security policy and Human Needs Theory

Karin Utas Carlsson December 1, 2020 The purpose of this article is to highlight the thoughts of peace researcher John W. Burton put forward towards the end of the last century. He is seen as the father of Human Needs Theory, a way of thinking behind the concept of human security, increasingly in focus in […]

Only Supporters of Peace Should Be Appointed to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee

Only Supporters of Peace Should Be Appointed to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee

By Jan Oberg December 2, 2020 Since 2007, a number of TFF Associates – Fredrik Heffermehl to mention the leading world expert on it – have been engaged in creating awareness of the de facto and de jure misuse of the world’s in principle most prestigious prize – Alfred Nobel’s for peace. We usually do […]

Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: Between Securitization and “Gaslighting”

Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: Between Securitization and “Gaslighting”

Biljana Vankovska TFF Associate, professor December 1, 2020 The objective of this paper is to outline and analyse the manner in which governments on the EU’s southeastern periphery (i.e. the Western Balkans) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible after-effects. The author seeks to shed light on three particular aspects of the crisis: the […]

The ecological impact of militarism

The ecological impact of militarism

Photo – Aleppo December 2016 © Jan Oberg Against the Institution of War – announcing the publication of the book, The Ecological Impact of Militarism John Scales Avery November 27, 2020 As we start the 21st century and the new millennium, our scientific and technological civilization seems to be entering a period of crisis. Today, […]

America’s innovation engine is slowing

America’s innovation engine is slowing

Caleb Watney Resident fellow at the R Street Institute November 24, 2020 Universities are in trouble and the influx of brainpower from overseas is shrinking. The long-term consequences could be disastrous. Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students attending universities that switch to online-only courses in the fall would be required […]

Keynote speech for academic peace research in Iran

Keynote speech for academic peace research in Iran

November 23, 2020 November 23 and 24, 2020, marks an important event in the international academic/university history of peace and conflict research. The reason is that the Faculty of World Studies at Tehran University holds a large – online – conference – “International Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)”. My colleague and friend there, […]

Terror in the God-shaped hole – Confronting modernity’s identity crisis

Terror in the God-shaped hole – Confronting modernity’s identity crisis

“Eutopia 15” Abstract photograph 2015 © Jan Oberg David R. LoyTFF Associate October 21, 2020 “Hell is truth seen too late.” (Anonymous) Why would a small group of people want to crash hijacked airplanes into skyscrapers, killing thousands and terrorizing millions? Perhaps only religion can provide the motivation and collective support for such heinous deeds […]

Richard Falk: A citizen pilgrim in search of justice and peace turns 90

Richard Falk: A citizen pilgrim in search of justice and peace turns 90

TFF celebrates the world-renowned international law professor, activist, writer, TFF Associate and dear friend By Jan Oberg November 13, 2020 At TFF, we are blessed by having a number of peace and future scholars, world-leading in their professions, who have followed world events over many decades and continue to be committed to world order change […]