America’s innovation engine is slowing

America’s innovation engine is slowing

Caleb Watney Resident fellow at the R Street Institute November 24, 2020 Universities are in trouble and the influx of brainpower from overseas is shrinking. The long-term consequences could be disastrous. Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that international students attending universities that switch to online-only courses in the fall would be required […]

A conversation at the edge of the human future

A conversation at the edge of the human future

Richard FalkTFF Associate October 16, 2020 Introduction Below is a long interview from Konrad Stachnio with Richard Falk – TFF Associate – on a wide-ranging set of questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations […]

Has China Won?

Has China Won?

Tom Switzer September 25, 2020 CIS Executive Director, Tom Switzer interviews John Mearsheimer and Kishore Mahubani to ask Has China Won? At a time when tensions are running high, CIS Executive Director Tom Switzer asked Has China Won? Our debate between John Mearsheimer and Kishore Mahbubani, two of the world’s leading foreign policy intellectuals. Covid-19 […]

“Dignity now” a contribution to the forum: “After the Pandemic: Which Future?”

“Dignity now” a contribution to the forum: “After the Pandemic: Which Future?”

Evelin Lindner TFF Associate September 21, 2020 What We Can Do We humans have dug ourselves into a multitude of perilous crises, both despite of and because of what we call progress. Still, few people seem to realize that we live in a historic moment of unparalleled promise. For the first time, humankind has the […]

Ilfart mot framtiden

Ilfart mot framtiden

Erni & Ola FriholtTFF Associerade och Fredsrörelsen på Orust 26:e augusti 2020 Författarna har inspirerats av en artikel av Gordon Dumoulin här på The Transnational Obesvärat av coronatidens bromskrafter ökar historiens tåg farten. Vi märker i våra kupéer hur det förbisusande landskapet ändrar karaktär, med torra brandhärjade slätter och skogar, avlösta av slagregn och översvämningar […]

Africa can still be on the up

Africa can still be on the up

Jonathan Power May 26, 2020 Africa is suffering a double whammy after many years of success. The Coronavirus, while not taking down great numbers of people like in Europe, Asia and the Americas, has had a severe impact by curbing its exports in the face of the formers’ severe economic depression. For example, flowers grown […]

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

May 25, 2020 Dr. Lawrence Wittner Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting of wars against one another. Their responses varied. But the more pessimistic conclusions were sometimes tempered by the contention that, if the world’s nations […]

Gandhi – the first peace journalist

Gandhi – the first peace journalist

May 18, 2020 Steven Youngblood When asked to describe Mahatma Gandhi, most would say he was an Indian independence leader, human rights defender, and spiritual guide. However, “People don’t think of him as a journalist” even though “he was a journalist from an early age, and died as a journalist.” Originally posted on The Peace […]

Why Xi won’t repeat Ming Dynasty mistakes

Why Xi won’t repeat Ming Dynasty mistakes

China has learned from its own rich history and is applying those lessons to re-emerge as a major 21st century power May 20, 2020 Pepe Escobar With hybrid warfare 2.0 against China reaching fever pitch, the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative, will continue to be demonized 24/7 as the proverbial evil communist […]

The attack on China should stop

The attack on China should stop

Jonathan Power May 19, 2020 The world is supposed to be pulling together to defeat the Coronavirus and to some extent it is. Earlier on Russia sent special equipment to the US and recently the US has sent some to Russia. China has aided Italy and Africa with doctors and equipment. Tiny Cuba, with its […]

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