Dmitry Trenin: How Russia must reinvent itself to defeat the West’s ‘hybrid war’

Dmitry Trenin: How Russia must reinvent itself to defeat the West’s ‘hybrid war’

Russia’s very existence is under threat. The country has to take serious measures to ensure it survives Dmitry Trenin June 6, 2022 The stand-off between Russia and the Western nations, which has been developing since 2014, escalated into an active confrontation with the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, back in late February. […]

Cyrus Janssen: Why the Asia Pacific Chose China

Cyrus Janssen: Why the Asia Pacific Chose China

Cyrus Janssen June 3, 2022 As the editor of The Transnational, I appreciate that many prefer a short video to a longer analytical text. Here is a China expert with an incredible following on Youtube – close to 236 000 subscribers! – giving you a comparative study that would be long if it were a […]

Scott Ritter: Phase Three in Ukraine

Scott Ritter: Phase Three in Ukraine

No amount of Western military aid has been able to prevent Russia from achieving its military objective of liberating the entire territories of both Lugansk and Donetsk as Phase Three begins. Scott Ritter June 2, 2022 Russia’s “Special Military Operation”, which began on Feb. 24, is entering its fourth month. Despite stiffer than expected Ukrainian […]

“I went to teach but instead had to learn” – Bertrand Russell in Beijing 1920

“I went to teach but instead had to learn” – Bertrand Russell in Beijing 1920

Gordon DumoulinTFF Associate June 1, 2022 “When I went to China, I went to teach; but every day that I stayed I thought less of what I had to teach them and more of what I had to learn from them,” Bertrand Russell’s notes in 1920 (British Philosopher 1872-1970) In 1922, Bertrand Russell published a […]

Ben Aris: Nine out of ten Russians oppose concessions in exchange for an end of sanctions. Approval of U.S. nosedives

Ben Aris: Nine out of ten Russians oppose concessions in exchange for an end of sanctions. Approval of U.S. nosedives

Ben Aris June 1, 2022 Russians’ attitudes towards the US have nose-dived to their second-worst level on record and the overwhelming majority (87%) believe the Kremlin should not make concessions to the West in order to have the extreme sanctions on Russia lifted. Only 13% of Russians believe that their country should make concessions to […]

Jan Oberg: Of course, the UN’s Michelle Bachelet should be criticised for her visit to China

Jan Oberg: Of course, the UN’s Michelle Bachelet should be criticised for her visit to China

Jan Oberg May 31, 2022 It was the first visit to China by a UN human rights chief in 17 years. For years, governments and human rights organisations have accused China of many kinds of human rights violations – and a series of them calls what has happened in Xinjiang “genocide” in line, one could […]

The Warmonger’s Legacy

The Warmonger’s Legacy

Jan Oberg May 31, 2022 This is a deeply moving documentary produced by CGTN, China Global Television Network. You may of course avoid seeing it in the belief that China media are full of propaganda, deception and outright lies – and that Western mainstream media is all you need because they tell you the truth, […]

Gordon Dumoulin: Encore! The Xinjiang accusation industry’s newest product on the Cold War market

Gordon Dumoulin: Encore! The Xinjiang accusation industry’s newest product on the Cold War market

Gordon DumoulinTFF Associate May 24, 2022 Introduction Here we go again. On the same day, leading Western mainstream media – such as BBC, Politiken, Dagens Nyheter, Le Monde, etc – 14 media from 11 countries – publish a new accusation against China, ‘Xinjiang Police Files’: Exclusive documents reveal China’s machine of repression against the Uyghurs. […]

China’s CGTN: “The Point with Liu Xin” – On Sweden and Finland joining NATO

China’s CGTN: “The Point with Liu Xin” – On Sweden and Finland joining NATO

May 20, 2022 A 30 mins panel discussion led by Ms Liu Xin, a very important TV personality known to CGTN’s 150 million viewers because of her program “The Point”. CGTN stands for China Global Television Network – more about it here. And here is its YouTube Channel. The participants in this edition of “The […]

Jan Oberg: Listen to Kissinger and CIA’s Burns and compare with populist platitudes

Jan Oberg: Listen to Kissinger and CIA’s Burns and compare with populist platitudes

Jan Oberg May 19, 2022 This short article aims to merely illustrate – not prove – the difference between security political intellectualism and ignorance. It does not focus on peace – theories, ideas, concept or policies – simply because none of the personalities appearing below are in the business of peace. By means of some […]