Jan Oberg interview with Xinhua News Agency: Since 1949 NATO has failed to make peace. And now it’s more offensive than ever…

Jan Oberg interview with Xinhua News Agency: Since 1949 NATO has failed to make peace. And now it’s more offensive than ever…

July 1, 2022 My answers were submitted to Xinhua in Stockholm on June 27, 2022 – but the editors changed their minds and chose to do this series of comments instead. 1. What do you see are the potential consequences (geopolitical, military) as NATO incorporates Finland and Sweden in its latest military expansion in the […]

Is participating in the sanctions against Russia a cultural matter?

Is participating in the sanctions against Russia a cultural matter?

Peter PeverelliTFF Associate June 17, 2022 When you have been working with cross-cultural issues, helping develop a model of measurable culture using 7 cultural dimensions, you tend to develop a sensitivity for cues that seem to indicate a cultural aspect in everything that people around me say and do. It sometimes irritates colleagues, friends and […]

Jan Oberg: Of course, the UN’s Michelle Bachelet should be criticised for her visit to China

Jan Oberg: Of course, the UN’s Michelle Bachelet should be criticised for her visit to China

Jan Oberg May 31, 2022 It was the first visit to China by a UN human rights chief in 17 years. For years, governments and human rights organisations have accused China of many kinds of human rights violations – and a series of them calls what has happened in Xinjiang “genocide” in line, one could […]

Jack Matlock: Ukraine Crisis Should Have Been Avoided

Jack Matlock: Ukraine Crisis Should Have Been Avoided

Jack F. Matlock, Jr. May 27, 2022 An avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense, writes Jack Matlock, the last U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. We are being told each day that war may be imminent in Ukraine. Russian troops, we are told, are […]

Gordon Dumoulin: Encore! The Xinjiang accusation industry’s newest product on the Cold War market

Gordon Dumoulin: Encore! The Xinjiang accusation industry’s newest product on the Cold War market

Gordon DumoulinTFF Associate May 24, 2022 Introduction Here we go again. On the same day, leading Western mainstream media – such as BBC, Politiken, Dagens Nyheter, Le Monde, etc – 14 media from 11 countries – publish a new accusation against China, ‘Xinjiang Police Files’: Exclusive documents reveal China’s machine of repression against the Uyghurs. […]

Edward Curtin: It’s About Time

Edward Curtin: It’s About Time

Photo by Jiyeon Park on Unsplash Edward Curtin May 19, 2022 Isn’t it always? With the start of World War III by the United States “declaring” war against Russia by its actions in Ukraine, we have entered a time when the end of time has become very possible. I am speaking of nuclear annihilation. I look down […]

Ben Norton: NATO Admits It Wants ‘Ukrainians to Keep Dying’ to Bleed Russia, Not Peace

Ben Norton: NATO Admits It Wants ‘Ukrainians to Keep Dying’ to Bleed Russia, Not Peace

Ben Norton May 18, 2022 NATO sees Ukrainians as mere cannon fodder in its imperial proxy war on Russia The US-led NATO military alliance has made it clear that it is willing to fight to the last Ukrainian in order to bleed Russia and advance Western geopolitical interests. In a shockingly blunt admission, The Washington Post acknowledged […]

China’s CGTN: “The Point with Liu Xin” – On Sweden and Finland joining NATO

China’s CGTN: “The Point with Liu Xin” – On Sweden and Finland joining NATO

May 20, 2022 A 30 mins panel discussion led by Ms Liu Xin, a very important TV personality known to CGTN’s 150 million viewers because of her program “The Point”. CGTN stands for China Global Television Network – more about it here. And here is its YouTube Channel. The participants in this edition of “The […]

Jan Oberg: Listen to Kissinger and CIA’s Burns and compare with populist platitudes

Jan Oberg: Listen to Kissinger and CIA’s Burns and compare with populist platitudes

Jan Oberg May 19, 2022 This short article aims to merely illustrate – not prove – the difference between security political intellectualism and ignorance. It does not focus on peace – theories, ideas, concept or policies – simply because none of the personalities appearing below are in the business of peace. By means of some […]

Richard Rubenstein: The New Turn in Ukraine. Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War

Richard Rubenstein: The New Turn in Ukraine. Putin’s War Becomes Biden’s War

Richard E. Rubenstein May 17, 2022 Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, it was fair to call the ensuing conflict “Putin’s war.” True, the U.S. and Europe could probably have avoided the invasion by calling a halt to NATO expansion and negotiating seriously with the Russians about key security issues. True, U.S. […]