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 […]

Did Trump just do a Nixon?

Did Trump just do a Nixon?

  By Gunnar Westberg TFF Board member June 24, 2018     • At last, the leader of North Korea, DPRK, has been “allowed” to meet in person with the US president! Since the time of the grandfather of the present leader of North Korean leader that country has had three major objectives in its […]

Five lessons we should learn from the North Korea nuclear story

Five lessons we should learn from the North Korea nuclear story

  By Gunnar Westberg June 21, 2018 The North Korea – USA nuclear crisis should teach us several lessons regarding nuclear weapons: 1. Nuclear weapons do not prevent nuclear proliferation. In 1970, the nuclear weapon states accepted the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT. In this treaty, they agree to negotiate the complete disarmament of their own […]

As bizarre as it gets: Trump’s video for Kim

As bizarre as it gets: Trump’s video for Kim

  By Jan Oberg “The US president presented North Korea’s leader with an action-movie trailer as part of their Singapore meeting. The Guardian’s chief film critic isn’t impressed.” In and of itself, this is bad enough. It’s actually a totally disgusting video about one man being offered a one-time choice and, if he doesn’t grasp […]

A world expert explains the North Korea nuclear issue – brilliant educational resource

A world expert explains the North Korea nuclear issue – brilliant educational resource

  June 19, 2018 • The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the leading information sources on a series of issues related to nuclear weapons, technologies, issues and doctrines. In conjunction with the Kim/Trump meeting in Singapore, the Bulletin produced this video conversation with Siegfried Hecker who is probably the American who knows most about North […]

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

  By Jonathan Power June 19, 2018 • Give the man a break. Donald Trump found out in Singapore that, as Churchill said, “Jaw-Jaw is better than War-War”. If war can be avoided by a warm, long, very private chat without advisers, with effusive body gestures and promises of a world stage when his opponent, […]

Oberg comment: Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un

Oberg comment: Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un

  By Jan Oberg May 24, 2018 About an hour after President Trump had announced another US withdrawal – this time from the Summit with North Korea on June 12 – I commented on RT (formerly Russia Today) and got quite a long time until we were broken off by Trump appearing in the White […]

Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

  By Gareth Porter* May 3, 2018 The still-unscheduled Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit offers the opportunity for a denuclearization deal that would avoid a possible nuclear war, but that potential deal remains vulnerable to a hostile corporate media sector and political elites in the United States. At the center of this hostility is national […]

A piece of world peace history in-the-making

A piece of world peace history in-the-making

  Jan Oberg April 27, 2018 Please watch the video below carefully. You’ll see what could – could, and most likely will – become a piece of world peace history. Note the body language of the two leaders – warm smiles and long handshakes. In spite of being one and the same nation, they meet […]

The Iranian contradiction in the North Korean negotiations

The Iranian contradiction in the North Korean negotiations

  By Jonathan Power • March 20th 2018 Like it not we find that we’re having to get used to the paradoxes, contradictions and confusions of the Trump era. None is more apparent than his attack on the landmark Iran de-nuclearisation agreement, fashioned by the Obama Administration and the Iranian government. President Donald Trump wants […]