The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

  By Gareth Porter TFF Associate October 25, 2018 The idea promoted by the NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter.   In their long recapitulation of the case that […]

End the demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era

End the demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era

    By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace laureate and TFF Associate September 17, 2018 In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith […]

Why do they hate us? How the West creates its own enemies

Why do they hate us? How the West creates its own enemies

    From ancient Greece onward, the West has used the Eastern other as an enemy through which to identify itself.   Marco Carnelos August 22, 2018 US President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be intent on confronting the rest of the world. With a few exceptions, such as Russia (as far as Trump himself […]

The imperative for nuclear disarmament – Is Putin the puppet-master?

The imperative for nuclear disarmament – Is Putin the puppet-master?

  Jonathan Power  August 22, 2018 Everything gets said, nothing gets done. When President Donald Trump met President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last month we were promised all sorts of goodies- progress in reconciliation in Ukraine and Syria, and not least nuclear disarmament. If there is progress behind the scenes it’s not noticeable to the […]

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

U.S Vice President Mike Pence, left, joined by Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dusko Markovic during a joint press conference in Villa Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro on August 2, 2017. (AP Photo / Risto Bozovic)   Did Montenegro’s NATO accession increase the collective defense of the West or merely protect a corrupt regime? When Fox News host […]

The big American mistakes with Russia

The big American mistakes with Russia

  By Jonathan Power August 14, 2018 Two mistakes, committed on President Barack Obama’s watch, were the triggers for the end of the long post-Cold War period of good relations with Russia. They were the attack on Libya by the US, France and the UK and the subsequent killing of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gadhafi. […]

TFF PressInfo # 390 – Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection

TFF PressInfo # 390 – Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection

Photo: US President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev at the Moscow Summit 1991 By Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images   By Jan Oberg   This article – TFF PressInfo # 390 – Ten articles on the new Cold War and a reflection – with the links at the end was copied from TFF’s former homepage […]

Russia and the U.S. are not condemned to confrontation

Russia and the U.S. are not condemned to confrontation

  By Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev June 16, 2018 • Russia and the United States are not condemned to confrontation. We must now make up for lost time! Mikhail Gorbachev’s Address to Participants in the Conference Marking the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Visit and the Moscow Summit. Originally published at the homepage of the Gorbachev […]

What is an ideal outcome of Trump-Putin meeting? Russian FM Lavrov tells Larry King

What is an ideal outcome of Trump-Putin meeting? Russian FM Lavrov tells Larry King

  By Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister July 14, 2018 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has shared his view on what would be an “ideal” outcome of a Trump-Putin meeting, in an interview with Larry King that covered a wide range of topics, from Crimea to NATO and Syria. Relations between the US and Russia […]

NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

  By Jan Oberg July 10, 2018 • On the occasion of the NATO Summit in Brussels and the Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki This analysis comes in two parts – one critical and one constructive: This one on “NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict” and the second on “Make NATO civilian and civilised.” My apologies […]

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