Jan Oberg: Stop the security intellectual disarmament – Learn to conflict and peace constructively!

Jan Oberg: Stop the security intellectual disarmament – Learn to conflict and peace constructively!

Shubham Dhage on Unsplash Jan Oberg March 4, 2022 The first draft of this article was written in mid-February, ten days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine but while the NATO-Russia conflict centred upon Ukraine was building up. Little could I know that virtually all the examples of conflict and peace illiteracy that I list […]

Ukraine crisis: Time for some peace diplomacy, visions of a better future

Ukraine crisis: Time for some peace diplomacy, visions of a better future

Jan Oberg March 3, 2022 I am happy to inform you about my latest column in China’s leading Global Times – with the title above. Read it here and when you are anyhow there, look around: Many different subjects from the Western media and many different angles from a country we all need to know […]

Jan Oberg: Ukraine, US bases in Denmark and Xinjiang

Jan Oberg: Ukraine, US bases in Denmark and Xinjiang

March 2, 2022 No, these three themes are not directly related to each other, except that they were suggested to me by Michelle Rasmussen of the Schiller Institute in Denmark when she kindly invited me to participate in a longer interview. If you prefer, you may also listen to it as podcast and read it […]

John Mearsheimer: Why is Ukraine the West’s fault?

John Mearsheimer: Why is Ukraine the West’s fault?

March 1, 2022 This is a recorded lecture from 2015 by Professor John Mearsheimer. In the perspective of what has just happened with and in Ukraine, this is simply prophetic. Here is a rather complex set of intertwined arguments that makes an incredibly clear-headed analysis – and warning. No decision-makers listened and thus, we are […]

There were alternatives: Why Russia should not have bombed Ukraine

There were alternatives: Why Russia should not have bombed Ukraine

Jan Oberg February 25, 2022 ”An eye for an eye will one day make the whole world blind.”M K Gandhi A day or two before the Russian assault on Ukraine, I wrote that Russia would NOT invade Ukraine. The news on the morning of February 24 admittedly shocked me and made me very sad: With […]

Jan Oberg: Ukraine – What Should Have Been Done? From Dangerous Militarist Thinking Towards Conflict-Resolution and Peace

Jan Oberg: Ukraine – What Should Have Been Done? From Dangerous Militarist Thinking Towards Conflict-Resolution and Peace

Jan Oberg February 24, 2022 NoteThis manuscript was finalised on February 23, about 15 hours before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. If just a little of what I describe below had been tried during the last 30 years, what we witnessed in the last months and in these hours would never have been possible. Thanks to […]

Jack Matlock, last Ambassador to the USSR: NATO’s Expansion Was A Mistake

Jack Matlock, last Ambassador to the USSR: NATO’s Expansion Was A Mistake

February 16, 2022 In this in-depth interview, Jack Matlock, the outspoken retired career diplomat who served as the United States last Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987–91) reflects critically on NATO expansion, Ukraine’s internal struggles, and most importantly the lack of western empathy toward European security needs. To think of Russia as different from Europe […]

Benjamin & Davies: Memo to Congress – Diplomacy for Ukraine is spelled M-i-n-s-k

Benjamin & Davies: Memo to Congress – Diplomacy for Ukraine is spelled M-i-n-s-k

Photo: Michael Rubin, Dreamstime Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies February 11, 2022 While the Biden administration is sending more troops and weapons to inflame the Ukraine conflict and Congress is pouring more fuel on the fire, the American people are on a totally different track. A December 2021 poll found that a plurality […]

John Pilger: “The Coming War On China” documentary from 2016

John Pilger: “The Coming War On China” documentary from 2016

This documentary by John Pilger hardly needs any introduction. It is eminently useful for public education about the history and the events in and around China that has fuelled containment for decades – elements of an understanding of the present Cold War on China that the US or NATO mainstream media will never convey to […]

Larry Wilkerson: It’s time to roll back NATO itself

Larry Wilkerson: It’s time to roll back NATO itself

Paul Jay Paul Jay video interview with Lawrence Wilkinson February 3, 2022 When it comes to international affairs and peace, it’s never been more important than today to find and follow truly free and intellectual alternatives to the Western mainstream media. You cannot understand the world we live in through their more or less constructed […]