At 70: A few problems with the human rights concept

At 70: A few problems with the human rights concept

By Jan Oberg December 10, 2018 Today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. All reason to celebrate. Without the norms embedded in this extremely important document, humankind would be much worse off. Because normativity is important even though it is only words. It enables us to make those who violate human rights accountable. […]

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

By Jan ObergDecember 6, 2018 How interesting! President Trump tweets on December 3, that he believes that the present level of military expenditures are ‘crazy’ – and he wants to talk with China and Russia about reducing them. I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that and here is what I said – […]

Can the world become a better place?

Can the world become a better place?

By Jan Oberg November 23, 2018 Iran’s PressTV today asked me to comment on an official Turkish comment on President Trumps statement concerning the Saudi Arabian murder of Mr. Khashoggi. That gave me the opportunity to say a bit about the relationsship between these two countries, the two largest military powers in NATO – and […]

Civil disobedience campaign against US Iran policy

Civil disobedience campaign against US Iran policy

By Jan Oberg It’s high time for EU and NATO allies to develop a different policy on Iran. It must not only disagree diplomatically with the unethical and international law-violating U.S. primary and secondary sanctions. It must represent an alternative that clearly isolates the U.S. But do we see any signs that they are able […]

PressInfo # 487: China, the new Silk Road and the Venice Art Biennale

PressInfo # 487: China, the new Silk Road and the Venice Art Biennale

  TFF’s new multi-dimensional SPAR project   By Jan Oberg Lund, Sweden – September 30, 2018   We’re switching to something more constructive… You’ll receive new types of materials from TFF and in TFF PressInfos. We’re combining research with cultural production and building inter-cultural dialogue for the better world that will emerge once the U.S. […]

Time to stop the US – and protect the UN against it

Time to stop the US – and protect the UN against it

Citizens of Isfahan enjoying life. It is their lives the US destroy – knowingly • Photo © Jan Oberg   By Jan Oberg September 26, 2018 Conversation with Iran’s PressTV about the sanctions on Iran, oil prices and President Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly. And why the rest of the world should wake […]

DIIS-information og trolderi

DIIS-information og trolderi

  Af Jan Øberg & Jesper Munk Jakobsen 26 september, 2018 Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS, har netop udgivet en publikation om ”Trolde i dit feed. Russisk desinformation”, der specielt skal hjælpe gymnasieelever med at forstå fake news. Dog kun russiske. Rapporten er selv et glimrende eksempel på desinformation og fake news – eller […]

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This not the time to just laugh!

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This  not the time to just laugh!

  By Farhang Jahanpour September 26   Last year I wrote that Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly was perhaps the worst speech ever delivered from that podium, certainly by a Western leader. This year he surpassed himself. Why is there no rule to say that someone who openly violates the basic norms of […]

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

  By Jan Oberg September 11, 2018 Today marks the 17th anniversary of what could be called the most counter-productive, if not stupid, war in modern history: The Global War On Terror, GWOT. Today that war is much much more dangerous to the world and its future than the terrorists it allegedly aims to hunt […]

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

Sweden faces political impasse after inconclusive election

By Jan Oberg September 10, 2018 An interview with PressTV about what has happened in Sweden and – at least some – reasons why. Apologies for the bad sound quality which was beyond our control. I do not feel good about being that close to John Bolton (above), but what can I do? 🙂   […]

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