Baher Kamal: All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True

Baher Kamal: All Humans Are Born Equal in Rights? That’s Still Far from Being True

By Baher Kamal December 25, 2021 MADRID, Dec 6 2021 (IPS) – ”All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These words are a sound introduction to the transcendental issue of human rights and equalities, as stated by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration proclaims the “inalienable rights that everyone is […]

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

By David Swanson – TFF Associate December 3, 2021 I’m old enough to remember when you couldn’t do a speaking event related to war and peace without being asked numerous reasonable and not so reasonable questions about 9/11 (each accompanied by a stack of DVDs and flyers presented to you as a revelation from on […]

Will China Bring an End to Democracy?

Will China Bring an End to Democracy?

Photo © Jan Oberg “Boy Looking Back” – 2018 Charles Hampden-Turner, Peter Peverelli and Fons Trompenaars November 23, 2021 This is Chapter 9 of a new book “Has China Devised a Superior Path to Wealth Creation? The Role of Secular Values” by three leading experts on China, cultural dimensions of societies and culture for business. […]

Leung Wing-Fai: Perceptions of the East – “Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear”

Leung Wing-Fai: Perceptions of the East – “Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear”

By Leung Wing-Fai November 16, 2021 Review: Fascination mixed with fear is how many in the West culturally construct the East Apocalyptic pollution, “Asian” flu, unfettered economic growth, boot camps for internet addiction, hacker attacks on western businesses and governments:– there is no shortage of fascination mixed with fear directed towards the culturally constructed East. Yellow […]

Jean-Pierre Lehmann: Why the world has to study Chinese history, and how China views history

Jean-Pierre Lehmann: Why the world has to study Chinese history, and how China views history

It is dispiriting and indeed alarming to see how ignorant the West is about China. Illustration: Craig Stephens In 2017, shortly before his death, Jean-Pierre Lehmann said that the country’s centrality in our 21st-century world makes it imperative that outsiders understand what is shaping its views and decisions, and Hong Kong could do more to […]

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Afghanistan and the Mainstream Media Manipulation Methods

Afghanistan and the Mainstream Media Manipulation Methods

Jan Oberg August 22, 2021 When it comes to Western mainstream media’s coverage of international affairs, I would today dare the hypothesis that 10-20% is truthful, 20-30% is fake and narratives and 50-70% is omitted (see definition in point 2 below). This is not a scientific statement or hypothesis that I have tested empirically; rather, […]

Why war?

Why war?

John Scales Avery TFF Associate July 14, 2021 I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the reasons why the institution of war continues to threaten human civilization and the biosphere, and the steps that might be taken to rid the world of war. The book may be downloaded and circulated […]

Lend Self-Destructive U.S. a Hand

Lend Self-Destructive U.S. a Hand

Jan Oberg June 22, 2021 Empires come and go. Innovation, vision and power lead to their establishment. If they have good carrying capacity they spread, grow and mature. Their relative power begins to increase, ascendance in more than one field, then consolidation on top–a very dangerous moment when you are second to none–extension and peak […]

Vesten skal forholde sig mere nuanceret til Kina

Vesten skal forholde sig mere nuanceret til Kina

Carsten Boyer ThøgersenTidligere kontorchef i Udenrigsministeriet og generalkonsul i Shanghai og Guangzhou 21. juni 2021 Nogle amerikanske iagttagere mener, at inddæmningen af Kina er begyndt alt for sent. Spørgsmålet er, om ”tidligt nok” overhovedet har været en mulighed, når det gælder inddæmning af næsten 20 pct. af jordens befolkning. Kina er – både økonomisk og […]

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