At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

Jan Oberg October 26, 2020 On the 7th UN Day – two days ago – the 50th UN member, Honduras, ratified the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty – or the Treaty On the Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It’s a milestone in the global struggle to make nuclear weapons a parenthesis in human history. We have […]

At 75 – A U.N. of the Future In A Globalized Democracy

At 75 – A U.N. of the Future In A Globalized Democracy

Jan Oberg October 24, 2020 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the world’s most important and visionary organisation, the United Nations. Everything TFF has done during its 35 years of existence has been based on one mission – namely, to promote the UN Charter’s Article 1 which states that peace shall be brought about by […]

Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

Jan Øberg 23. oktober 2020 Den norske arkitekt og fredsforkæmper, Susanne Urban har forfattet en righoldig bog, som netop er udkommet for at markere at en af verdens absolut ledende samfundsforskere, Johan Galtung, fylder 90 den 24. oktober 2020. Han er matematiker, sociolog, freds- og fremtidsforsker med en utrolig produktion af foredrag, artikler, gæsteprofessorater og […]

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

20. oktober 2020 Det er nok så tænkeligt at du aldrig har hørt om Arne Nielsen Hansen – men han er en uhyre interessant og mangfoldig nordjyde på 81 år. Du kan læse mere om ham hér. Jeg vil gerne fortælle dig at Arne er en af Danmarks mest betydende mediepersonligheder – igennem flere år […]

The lost peace discourse and the arts as a possible way out?

The lost peace discourse and the arts as a possible way out?

“Crystal Opalescent” by Jan Oberg 2020 Jan Oberg October 8, 2020 The discourse about, or for, peace has mostly disappeared over the last 2-3 decades. It applies to research (and its non-governmental funding possibilities), to politics in general and to the media.  In foreign and security politics, the intellectual level is now such that it […]

China and 25 other countries demand lifting of sanctions

China and 25 other countries demand lifting of sanctions

Jan Oberg and James Tweedie October 7, 2020 Here is ABC News report about it. Washington-obedient mainstream media have made little or no mention of it, Washington Post being an exception. On October 6, 2020, we discussed the proposal in the UN on PressTV. The basic idea is expressed here – “26 countries urge Western […]

At the death of Stephen F. Cohen: Keep reading and listening to this wise man

At the death of Stephen F. Cohen: Keep reading and listening to this wise man

Collected by Jan Oberg October 6, 2020 Stephen Frand Cohen was an American scholar of Russian studies. His academic work concentrated on modern Russian history since the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia’s relationship with the United States. Cohen was a contributing editor to The Nation magazine, published and partially owned by his wife Katrina vanden Heuvel. […]

Why the US is falling – and faster than you may expect: A 40-year-old prediction coming true

Why the US is falling – and faster than you may expect: A 40-year-old prediction coming true

Image from Wikileaks Jan Oberg September 30, 2020 The unique, dominating position of the United States in the post-1945 world is well-known. It maintains this position thanks to both a very large historical goodwill capital and former glory in the eyes of generations around the world – and thanks to rampant militarism and imperialism that […]

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 […]