The Biden Administration’s non-starter on the Iran nuclear deal

The Biden Administration’s non-starter on the Iran nuclear deal

Jan Oberg & Mohammad Marandi April 7, 2021 Yesterday, I was invited by Irans’ PressTV to comment – with professor Marandi at Tehran’s University – on the Biden administration’s policy on the JCPOA – the nuclear deal with Iran and the present discussion in Vienna. You may remember that it was signed in 2015 and […]

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

April 6, 2021 Statement of concern – concerning the OPCW – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons‘ – investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria in early April 2018. Here NBC News’ coverage of the alleged attack and President Trump’s decision to strike in response to it. We wish to express our […]

⏰ Seminar on “The world after the Corona”

⏰  Seminar on “The world after the Corona”

DNS/TFF Peace & Justice course from April to September 2021 starts now… Jan Oberg has been invited by the Denmark-based Necessary Teacher Training College (DNS) to introduce six topics that are then discussed at a one-hour Zoom session with people at the College. Fortunately, it is also open to anyone anywhere in the world. The […]

The inhuman, immoral and illegal sanctions on the Iranian people

The inhuman, immoral and illegal sanctions on the Iranian people

Jan Oberg and John Bosnitch March 13, 2021 Today I had the pleasure to state my strong criticism of the ongoing brutal sanctions Western primary and secondary sanctions on Iran which deliberately hit Iranian citizens and can, therefore, be termed economic terrorism. Terrorism differs from warfare in that they target innocent civilians to achieve a […]

The Guns of August – Lowering the Flag on the American Century

The Guns of August – Lowering the Flag on the American Century

Whaam! 1963 is a large, two-canvas painting by the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein that takes its composition from a comic book strip. What would the world be like if the U.S. lost control globally? Chalmers Johnson (1931-2010) March 17, 2021 In 1962, the historian Barbara Tuchman published a book about the start of World […]

75th Anniversary of “The Long Telegram”: Was George F. Kennan’s Assessment of the Soviet Union Accurate?

75th Anniversary of “The Long Telegram”: Was George F. Kennan’s Assessment of the Soviet Union Accurate?

Natylie Baldwin March 15, 2021 February 22nd marks 75 years since George F. Kennan sent his famous “Long Telegram” to the State Department in which he provided an assessment of the Soviet Union that led to the U.S. containment policy of the Cold War. The Cold War, in turn, saw various conflicts, scores of covert […]

Silently disciplining research

Silently disciplining research

Photo collage © Jan Oberg 2021 Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience being ousted from their positions in research and media institutions. The example presented here is from the Institute for Peace Research in Oslo (PRIO), an institution that historically has had researchers critical of wars of aggression – and […]

Richard Falk’s memoires: ‘Public Intellectual: The Life Of A Citizen Pilgrim’ – Book Review

Richard Falk’s memoires: ‘Public Intellectual: The Life Of A Citizen Pilgrim’ – Book Review

TFF Associate and friend over decades, Richard Falk, last year turned 90. Read more about him here – and use the search engine to find lots of his writings. The latest we’ve published is on championing lost causes… Eric Walberg March 10, 2021 Writing this memoir has been as much about discovering my story, that […]

The West portrays itself as a defender of human rights, but does it still have a right to moral leadership?

The West portrays itself as a defender of human rights, but does it still have a right to moral leadership?

The United States, Britain and European nations have a history of ‘weaponising’ human rights in foreign policy. Throughout late imperial history, China has rarely blamed other nations, their religion or race, for domestic problems. Martin PowersAn opinion piece in South China Morning PostMarch 4, 2021 The term “human rights” is properly a feature of the […]

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

© Jan Oberg – How much longer shall the Iranian people suffer? And shall they also be bombed? NEW – Listen to this article here Jan Oberg March 1, 2021 The West-Iran conflict is extremely a-symmetric. It’s the West that has, historically, sought to influence, change, threaten, demanded obedience from, punished (with sanctions and more), […]