TFF – 35 years for the UN Charter’s norm that peace shall be established by peaceful means

TFF – 35 years for the UN Charter’s norm that peace shall be established by peaceful means

Jan ObergCo-founder and director Lund, Sweden – September 12, 2020 TFF 35th Anniversary on September 12, 2020 And why are we there and still alive and kicking? Because TFF is like a gourmet restaurant and not like research institutes and think tanks that emulate fast-food chains. TFF doesn’t count success in media attention, followers, fame, […]

The annual 9/11 commemoration comment

The annual 9/11  commemoration comment

US artist Edward Kienholz’s “Portable War Memorial” Jan Oberg & Gordon Dumoulin September 11, 2020 19 years after the horrific September 11 ! We must never forget innocent individual victims of war and other violence. But there is more to the day of September 11 and what has been the consequence of the US response […]

The Corona as an opportunity: Reboot humanity and change security thinking and policies

The Corona as an opportunity: Reboot humanity and change security thinking and policies

What change toward a New Necessary Normal will have to look like Jan Oberg August 27, 2020 Originally published as an editorial at Transcend on August 10, 2020 Connecting dots is neither the trend of our times nor of day-to-day political decision-making. Over the years, time, space and intellectual focus has shrunk. It’s deplorable and […]

ObergComment: The US snapback attempt – eating the cake and having it too

ObergComment: The US snapback attempt – eating the cake and having it too

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg. It alerts you to […]

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Jan Oberg August 6, 2020 It is natural and human to commemorate what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But these stories, films and photos from back then must never come to serve as a museum for just a historical event. It would also be fairly naive – now 75 years later – to believe that […]

ObergComment: Pivot to Peace!

ObergComment: Pivot to Peace!

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg. It alerts you to […]

ObergComment: Illiteracy or knowledge? Now an existential choice

ObergComment: Illiteracy or knowledge? Now an existential choice

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

Ocasio-Cortez’ nonviolent speech about women, men and politics

Ocasio-Cortez’ nonviolent speech about women, men and politics

Jan Oberg July 29, 2020 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) decried July 23 remarks from Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) This is a political speech to be remembered for what she says and how she says it. It’s an important contribution to non-violent ethics and politics – although this is not stated explicitly. It should also be […]

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

ObergComment: Today Israel’s apartheid and other illegalities develop further, the West turning its blind eye

ObergComment: Today Israel’s apartheid and other illegalities develop further, the West turning its blind eye

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

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