Jeffrey Sachs on the stupidity of the US war on Afghanistan

Jeffrey Sachs on the stupidity of the US war on Afghanistan

Brilliant cartoon from 2010… August 23, 2021 Jeffrey Sachs is professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He’s a leading intellectual on global economic affairs in general and sustainable development in particular. Here he chooses the unusual way of communicating: Instead of going into a lot of “academic” issues and […]

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

Jan Oberg August 17, 202 Back then, after September 11, 2001, in Washington and New York, everybody talked about who could have done it, how they did it and with what means. The only thing never brought to the fore was: WHY would somebody want to do something like 9/11 to the United States of […]

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for the U.S. in the wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for the U.S. in the wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Iconic image of Taliban fighters in the Presidential Palace on August 15, 2021 Farhang Jahanpour TFF Associate August 16, 2021 I do not wish to rub salt into the wounds of US and British officials who are responsible for the humiliating debacle in Afghanistan, but there is no way of sugar-coating this appalling tragedy, especially […]

How to understand China and the role of its Party

How to understand China and the role of its Party

“There is virtually zero knowledge or understanding of the Chinese Communist Party in the West. It is seen as a clone of the Soviet Communist Party. In reality, it is entirely different. It has been extraordinarily successful, not just transforming China but is also in the process of changing the world. Everyone needs to know […]

Jeffrey Sachs On How The West Keeps Africa Poor And Other Essential Truths About the West

Jeffrey Sachs On How The West Keeps Africa Poor And Other Essential Truths About the West

American economist Professor, Jeffrey Sachs exposes how America, its Western allies, the CIA and the defence industry have rigged the system to keep Africa from being prosperous. It is a stunning expose and rebuke to the present world order and why it must change. Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist, academic, public policy analyst […]

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

Comment by Jan Oberg June 30, 2021 On June 26, I gave this comment to Iran’s PressTV concerning the drawn-out negotiations in Vienna. The US under Trump left the nuclear agreement – the JCPOA – unilaterally and all it has to do is, simply, to rejoin it unilaterally. It cannot have a legitimate role standing […]

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Biljana Vankovska, TFF Associate June 22, 2021 There is a comprehensive, independent-minded “alternative” analysis of NATO’s crisis in general and the membership of North Macedonia in it. Dr Vankovska writes in the intro to her analysis that: “North Macedonia (hereafter in the text, Macedonia) was officially admitted to NATO on 27 March 2020 as its […]

Lend Self-Destructive U.S. a Hand

Lend Self-Destructive U.S. a Hand

Jan Oberg June 22, 2021 Empires come and go. Innovation, vision and power lead to their establishment. If they have good carrying capacity they spread, grow and mature. Their relative power begins to increase, ascendance in more than one field, then consolidation on top–a very dangerous moment when you are second to none–extension and peak […]

Peacebuilders – know, follow, learn from and honour these unsung heroes

Peacebuilders – know, follow, learn from and honour these unsung heroes

Lea Suter, TFF Associate June 21, 2021 Lea Suter, founder of “PeacePrints – Following the Footprints of Peacebuilders” for Peace Reporting on Post-Conflict Countries, Switzerland – and new TFF Associate. Lea has been working in the area of international relations since 2011. First, for the UN, later for a think tank on foreign policy and […]

Vesten skal forholde sig mere nuanceret til Kina

Vesten skal forholde sig mere nuanceret til Kina

Carsten Boyer ThøgersenTidligere kontorchef i Udenrigsministeriet og generalkonsul i Shanghai og Guangzhou 21. juni 2021 Nogle amerikanske iagttagere mener, at inddæmningen af Kina er begyndt alt for sent. Spørgsmålet er, om ”tidligt nok” overhovedet har været en mulighed, når det gælder inddæmning af næsten 20 pct. af jordens befolkning. Kina er – både økonomisk og […]