Martin Jacques: Five key points that the West can learn from China’s governance

Martin Jacques: Five key points that the West can learn from China’s governance

Martin Jacques December 28, 2022 The West could learn a great deal from China’s system of governance. It is highly unlikely this will happen, at least anytime soon. On the contrary, the West believes that its governance system is the best in the world, cannot be improved upon, and is incomparably superior to that of […]

Selling a war: Report exposes how German media stirs up militancy in society and works to prevent negotiations with Russia

Selling a war: Report exposes how German media stirs up militancy in society and works to prevent negotiations with Russia

An academic shock study exposes how the press is pushing for confrontation with Moscow in the EU’s most powerful state Felix Livshitz December 22, 2022 Last week, the University of Mainz published a study of German news coverage of events in Ukraine, and Berlin’s official response to the crisis. The conclusions confirm that since February […]

Dan Kovalik: Eastern Ukraine had good reason to join Russia after Kyiv’s aggression

Dan Kovalik: Eastern Ukraine had good reason to join Russia after Kyiv’s aggression

Dan Kovalik December 16, 2022 Once a Pittsburgh sister city also known for its steel industry, Donetsk, and the greater Donbas region in which it is located, has been at war since 2014. According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, 14,000 people died in this conflict, even before Russia began its military operations […]

Josep Borell: Investing more together in Europe’s defence

Josep Borell: Investing more together in Europe’s defence

Josep Borrell High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,Vice President of the European Commission December 11, 2022 Normally, The Transnational does not reproduce policy papers or analyses from government sites which, one must suppose, are readily available to the public through mainstream media. But in this case, we assume that […]

A Russian Voice: Ukraine, Russia, and the New World Order

A Russian Voice: Ukraine, Russia, and the New World Order

Institut Montaigne’s broad-spectrum interview, on October 13, 2022, with Fyodor A. Lukyanov, Chairman of the Russian Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy and editor-in-chief of the “Russia in Global Affairs” journal. Note to our readers We intend in the future to publish more materials by Russian scholars and intellectuals because the de […]

Farhang Jahanpour: Women are the Victors in Iranian Officials’ Trial Balloon on Abolishing the Morals Police

Farhang Jahanpour: Women are the Victors in Iranian Officials’ Trial Balloon on Abolishing the Morals Police

An account of the situation and of the worst and best-case scenarios for Iran’s future Farhang Jahanpour, TFF Associate December 7, 2022 Oxford (Special to Informed Comment) Various Iranian and foreign news agencies have reported that Iran’s Prosecutor General has announced the shutting down of the. Guidance Patrol (often referred to in the West as […]

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli, TFF Associate December 7, 2022 (The text is an adaption of an earlier article on Chinasquare.be) As one of the editors of chinasquare.be, the Dutch language site for neutral news about China, I recently set out to write about the possible prohibition by the Dutch government for ASML to export chip-making machines to […]

Jan Oberg at RT CrossTalk about NATO’s increased military supplies to Ukraine

Jan Oberg at RT CrossTalk about NATO’s increased military supplies to Ukraine

Three experts on warfare, weapons and underlying conflicts – and even some views on peace-making – after NATO foreign ministers’ summit in Bucharest. December 1, 2022 Today I participated in CrossTalk, edited and performed by Peter Lavelle on RT, formerly Russia Today. It was a delightful preparation process that made clear what it would be […]

Dmitry Trenin: A confession from Putin suggests that the Ukraine conflict could last for years

Dmitry Trenin: A confession from Putin suggests that the Ukraine conflict could last for years

Most likely, the fighting will continue into 2023, and quite probably beyond, until either Moscow or Kiev is exhausted, or one side claims a decisive victory Dmitry Trenin November 30, 2022 Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin commented, during a meeting with soldiers’ mothers, that he now regards the Minsk agreements of 2014 and 2015 […]

Two visual moments of historic world order change

Two visual moments of historic world order change

Jan Oberg November 20, 2022 Perhaps you have no time to read thick analytical books, but you are interested in macro-history and how the world changes right before our eyes? If so, the two clips below from 2021 and 2022 are loaded with content that speaks volumes of history, conflict and world order change. And […]