Peter Peverelli: von der Leyen continues to close the door to China

Peter Peverelli: von der Leyen continues to close the door to China

Peter Peverelli TFF Associate September 22, 2022 This article was originally published by Chinasquare on September 21, 2022. In her annual speech (State of the Union), the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, further sharpened the relationship between the EU and China. She noted that democracy in the EU is under threat […]

Chaiwat Satha-Anand: Bridging Troubled Waters – Forging Cohesion in Divided Societies

Chaiwat Satha-Anand: Bridging Troubled Waters – Forging Cohesion in Divided Societies

Chaiwat Satha-AnandTFF Associate September 20, 2022 This article was first published in RSIS Commentary, No.069, 22 June 2022. RSIS Commentary is a platform to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy-relevant commentary and analysis of topical and contemporary issues. The authors’ views are their own and do not represent the official position of the S. Rajaratnam […]

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson TFF Associate September 6, 2022 It’s tricky to oppose both sides of a war, and rarer even than supporting both sides. The weapons dealers support both sides. In obedience to their televisions, people all over the world spend a great deal of time expressing the opinions dished out by those televisions regarding a […]

Tim Hayward: Propaganda in Academia

Tim Hayward: Propaganda in Academia

Tim Hayward – TFF Associate September 8, 2022 Introduction What does propaganda have to do with academic research and teaching? Citizens can reasonably expect the academic community to generate scholarly understanding and public awareness of what propaganda is and how propaganda operates. Academics should certainly aim to ensure their own research and teaching are not […]

From Warfare to Peacefare Economic Thinking

From Warfare to Peacefare Economic Thinking

Jan Oberg August 20, 2022 This analysis of warfare, peace and economic thinking was written at the invitation of the esteemed magazine China Investment and published in its July 2022 issue in both Chinese and English. I was delighted to be invited to write and to learn that a Chinese investment/economics magazine would take interest […]

The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue

The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue

Abolish NATO Or Convert It To Serve Peace 30 Arguments & 100s of Inspirations Jan Oberg With TFF Associates’ contributions August 18, 2022 © TFF 2022 This report can be reproduced or quoted freely, but only when referring clearly to TFF, the author and the link Read and download as PDF at the end of […]

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Jan Oberg: Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan and the changing world order

Jan Oberg: Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan and the changing world order

Jan Oberg August 4, 2022 Right after US House Speaker Mme Nancy Pelosi, had landed in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 2, 2022, I was asked by Russia Today (RT) to comment on that tension-increasing event. It was a news program, but thanks to the excellent questions raised by Rory Suchet, the very knowledgeable anchor at […]

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk July 21, 2022 The U.S. Government at the highest level criticized Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, because she went to China on a mission to develop opportunities for cooperation with respect to the protection of human rights. I found that criticism appalling at the time. The mission had been […]

Jan Oberg: Why NATO is outdated, dangerous and deserves to be abolished

Jan Oberg: Why NATO is outdated, dangerous and deserves to be abolished

Jan Oberg July 16, 2022 Let’s look at NATO’s reaction to Russia’s ill-considered and international law-violating military action in Ukraine. From a conflict-analytical point of view, it is reasonable to say that Russia is responsible for the war but that NATO, with it reckless expansion against all promises given to Russia and a series of […]

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