Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime

Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime

This photograph depicts the Armenian leader Papasyan seeing what’s left after the horrendous murders near Deir-ez-Zor in 1915-1916. Photograph Source: Bodil Katharine Biørn – National Archives of Norway – Public Domain Alfred de Zayas & Richard Falk April 26, 2021 The misuse of the word genocide is disdainful toward relatives of the victims of the […]

The Origins of a Distinguished Diplomatic Career and the U.S.-China Fight for Primacy. BPR Interviews Chas Freeman

The Origins of a Distinguished Diplomatic Career and the U.S.-China Fight for Primacy. BPR Interviews Chas Freeman

Image Credit: The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs April 8, 2021 The Brown Political Review is a non-partisan political publication that seeks to promote ideological diversity. All of the views reflected in BPR’s content are views held by authors and not reflective of the views held by the wider organization or the Executive […]

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 […]