Expansion, Sanctions, and Opposition-Promotion: The West’s Failed Russian Transformation Strategy

Expansion, Sanctions, and Opposition-Promotion: The West’s Failed Russian Transformation Strategy

    By Gordon M. Hahn February 14, 2018 The US and the rest of the West continue to carry out the same failed Russia policy that let to the ‘new Cold War. That policy can be summed up in the following words: We, with our NATO and EU expansion, will ignore your interests and […]

Jeremy Corbyn and other voices of reason over the UK nerve gas incident

Jeremy Corbyn and other voices of reason over the UK nerve gas incident

Jeremy Corbyn June 2017 (Image by Jeremy Corbyn Facebook)   By Silvia Swinden A Russian father, former double spy convicted in Russia and exchanged by Britain for other spies, and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury. Preliminary assessment suggests a nerve gas agent. The government has jumped to accuse Russia and […]

The mystery of the Russian planes that never were

The mystery of the Russian planes that never were

Fearology and medialised threat perception management that serves militarism   By Paul Rogers February 22, 2018 Is Russia a military threat to the west? A larger past and closer detail offer fresh light. Most analysts blame Vladimir Putin’s aggressive political stance for the renewed hostility between Russia and the western states of the North Atlantic […]

Richard Sakwa: The Key Challenge for Russia is to Avoid Inflicting Damage on Itself

Richard Sakwa: The Key Challenge for Russia is to Avoid Inflicting Damage on Itself

    Rethinking Russia sat down with University of Kent’s Professor Richard Sakwa to discuss his new book Russia Against The Rest, its relations with the West, its role in a new world order as well as its greatest challenges in 2018. Originally published on February 15,2018 at Rethinking Russia here   University of Kent’s […]

‘Russiagate’ Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America’s Political-Media Elites

‘Russiagate’ Is Revealing Alarming Truths About America’s Political-Media Elites

  Its allegations and practices suggest disdain for American institutions, principles, best interests, and indeed for the American people.   By Stephen F. Cohen Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now […]

Before you get too excited about Russia’s meddling in US politics

Before you get too excited about Russia’s meddling in US politics

    By Jan Oberg We’ve witnessed a sustained Western media attention to the alleged interference by Russia (Putin) in American politics in favour of President Trump’s election. The same media seem to find it less interesting to write about US meddling in the political affairs, including elections, in other countries. But scattered articles – […]

Humankind 2050: A new and better world – Peace, Development and Environment

Humankind 2050: A new and better world – Peace, Development and Environment

  By Johan Galtung • Keynote, World Futures Studies Federation Conference – Jondal, Norway 7 Jun 2017 West of Jondal is Torsnes, named after the Nordic war god Thor with his Hammer, a center of the Viking era from 800 to 1050, only 250 years. Why so short? Successful with raids and colonization–Gardarike in Russia, […]

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

TFF PressInfo # 291: Coping with the loss of a close enemy. Perestroika as a challenge to the West

By Jan Oberg Written April 1990 • Published in Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3-1990, pp 287-298 and on TFF’s homepage at the same time   1. Four hypotheses The West has lost a close enemy, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Which reactions can be discerned and what psycho-political emotions are they indicative of? How […]

Oliver Stone Interviews with Vladimir Putin: Season 1 (2017) Online For Free

Oliver Stone Interviews with Vladimir Putin: Season 1 (2017) Online For Free

  By Oliver Stone • The unique 4 times an hour interview with Russia’s president. Via .xmovies8.fm See them here…    

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 […]