Why war?

Why war?

John Scales Avery TFF Associate July 14, 2021 I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the reasons why the institution of war continues to threaten human civilization and the biosphere, and the steps that might be taken to rid the world of war. The book may be downloaded and circulated […]

Op-Ed: We don’t need a new Cold War with China

Op-Ed: We don’t need a new Cold War with China

Andrew Bacevich July 1, 2021 Has a new Cold War, this one pitting the United States against the People’s Republic of China, commenced? Rhetoric coming out of Washington, amplified by hawkish media commentary, appears to take a Second Cold War as a given, something perhaps even to be welcomed. Originally posted by Los Angeles Times […]

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

Quincy Institute July 1st, 2021 WASHINGTON — In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, 66 organizations said: Originally posted on the Quincy Institute’s website on May 17, 2021 here “We, the undersigned organizations that represent […]

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis

Kenny Stancil May 13, 2021 A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden’s spending priorities indicate that he thinks “preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change. As Israel continues its deadly assault on Palestinians throughout the occupied territories, a new analysis released Monday night shows that if congressional lawmakers in the U.S. approve the federal budget unveiled last […]

The New Yellow Peril: Sinophobia in the 21st Century

The New Yellow Peril: Sinophobia in the 21st Century

Tom Fowdy May 11, 2021 Sinophobia is a fear or prejudice expressed towards China and its people. Similar to other varieties of racism, such as Islamophobia, Sinophobia embodies a series of beliefs and discourses that place emphasis on the apparent cultural inferiority and backwardness of “Chinese culture” to the western dynamic, which are used to argue […]

Russia and China tell Biden: The old days are over

Russia and China tell Biden: The old days are over

In separate incidents, Moscow and Beijing sent a strong message that they will not tolerate being told what to do or how to behave Tony Kevin April 26, 2021 The past week has marked a watershed moment in Russia’s relations with the West – and the US in particular. In two dramatic, televised moments, US […]

A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

A Rap on Race: Margaret Mead and James Baldwin’s Rare Conversation on Forgiveness and the Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as possible because we are still each other’s only hope.” Maria Popova April 23, 2020 NOTE: This is the first installment in a multi-part series covering Mead and Baldwin’s historic conversation. Part 2 focuses on identity, race, and the immigrant experience; part 3 on changing one’s destiny; part 4 on reimagining democracy […]

China: Key Player in a New World Game

China: Key Player in a New World Game

Hazel Henderson TFF Associate April 20, 2021 The world’s rising powerhouse In 1986 on returning for my first 3-week visit to China, I wrote an article, “China: Key Player in a New World Game” in The Futurist, December 1986. I had been invited by China’s State Council at the recommendation of my good friends, Alvin and […]

Humanity Has Reached a Critical Decade

Humanity Has Reached a Critical Decade

John Scales Avery TFF Associate April 16, 2021 A new report, published on 14 March, 2021, in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ journal Ambio, points out that humanity is hurtling towards destruction unless we have the collective wisdom to change course quickly. The Ambio article was written as part of the preparation of a meeting of Nobel Prize […]

Leading not by force but by example – really, Tony Blinken?

Leading not by force but by example – really, Tony Blinken?

Edward Lozansky April 8th, 2021 Apology and humanitarian help are a better start In his recent speech outlining the new U.S. foreign policy vision Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken made a really sensational statement: “We will not promote democracy through costly military interventions or by attempting to overthrow authoritarian regimes by force. We have […]