‘Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists’

‘Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists’

  • The US’ only answer to terrorism is violence against violence, but that’s like trying to eradicate diseases by killing patients; a more constructive approach is needed, says Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research. Text and video interview Via rt.com A report released under the Freedom of Information […]

Aage Bertelsen (1901 – 1980) – Danish educator for peace

Aage Bertelsen (1901 – 1980) – Danish educator for peace

  By Jan Oberg and Johan Galtung He was a tall man and a great man, a visionary, pacifist, civil resister, educator and philosopher. He took life more seriously than most and he could be playful and fun like a child. His life’s guiding principle was ”Engage in your time!” and while he wrote and […]

Pentagon held hostage to military contractors

Pentagon held hostage to military contractors

• In this episode of On the News Line: Pentagon held hostage to military contractors – Video Comments by, among other, TFF director, Jan Oberg The United States Defense Department spends hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money annually on military programs. The Pentagon heavily depends on military contractors to acquire various types of […]

Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection

By Jan Oberg Lund, October 26, 2016 • Over the last four month, ten articles about the new Cold War have been published on the TFF Associates blog. And on our social media you’ll find hundreds of brilliant, informative posts written by others. While this new Cold War is certainly different from the first Cold […]

TFF 1986-1996

TFF 1986-1996

Some glimpses into peace research in Lund TFF the first 12 years By Jan Oberg The Lund University Peace Research Institute, LUPRI, 1963-1983-89 From 1983 to 1989, TFF co-founder and director, Jan Oberg – PhD in sociology 1981 and later associate professor in peace studies (“docent” in Swedish) – was also head of the Lund […]

Aleppo’s liberation one year ago today: Anybody ashamed?

Aleppo’s liberation one year ago today: Anybody ashamed?

By Jan Oberg • December 12, 2017, marks the anniversary of the liberation – the West called it fall – of Aleppo in Syria. What happened is conveniently forgotten today by the West. Some of us can’t and won’t forget what was both world, regional and local history. Important for Syria, for the West and […]

Om krigen mod terror og hvorfor den er håbløs

Af Jan Øberg   I år 2000 blev der på verdensplan dræbt 400 mennesker og såret 700 ved terror angreb. I 2015 var tallet steget til 32 000 mennesker! Dvs sige at antal ofre for politiskle terrorhandinger er steget 80 gange siden man påbegyndte “den globale krig mod terror”. Vi i vesten synes at vi […]

The West has most to lose in the media war with Russia

The West has most to lose in the media war with Russia

By Jan Oberg • Oberg comments on the tit-for-tat policies of the U.S. and Russia when they force each other to register their media as “foreign agents”. It is a weak U.S. that cannot accept that it no longer has a virtual monopoly on shaping perceptions of the world. Just find your role and accept […]

TFF PressInfo # 437 – Johan Galtung is awarded peace prize in Nobel’s spirit

TFF PressInfo # 437 – Johan Galtung is awarded peace prize in Nobel’s spirit

By Jan Oberg • On Saturday, December 2 2017, Johan Galtung is awared the alternative peace prize, The People’s Peace Prize In Accordance With Nobel’s Will. Who is Johan Galtung Born in Norway 87 years ago. The most innovative and productive figure in international peace and conflict research. Has taught at 50 universities around the […]

What makes Google’s Eric Schmidt so afraid? And what should he be afraid of?

What makes Google’s Eric Schmidt so afraid? And what should he be afraid of?

By Jan Oberg • OK, it’s from Russia Today so you should of course not trust it but somehow this video and text and the man in it seems quite factual, not fake and obviously not omitted. It documents that Eric Emerson Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Alphabet – an American multinational conglomerate that owns […]