Jim Lobe: Europeans see US engaged in new cold war but want no part of it

Jim Lobe: Europeans see US engaged in new cold war but want no part of it

Artwork by Shubham Dhage Jim Lobe October 4, 2021 But there’s a prevailing view that the EU is more aligned with Washington’s military competition with China and Russia. Even as President Joe Biden insisted at the United Nations this week that he seeks cooperation with potential foreign rivals, most Europeans believe that the United States is already […]

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Biljana Vankovska, TFF Associate June 22, 2021 There is a comprehensive, independent-minded “alternative” analysis of NATO’s crisis in general and the membership of North Macedonia in it. Dr Vankovska writes in the intro to her analysis that: “North Macedonia (hereafter in the text, Macedonia) was officially admitted to NATO on 27 March 2020 as its […]

Keeping the Empire Running: Britain’s Global Military Footprint

Keeping the Empire Running: Britain’s Global Military Footprint

The British Empire in 1886 Britain leaves the EU on December 31, 2020. We mark this historical event by looking at its global, imperial military footprint and the mind-boggling waste of scarce resources its prime minister is proud of standing behind in times that are already extremely hard for the citizens. Binoy Kampmark December 29, […]

Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: Between Securitization and “Gaslighting”

Dealing with COVID-19 in the European periphery: Between Securitization and “Gaslighting”

Biljana Vankovska TFF Associate, professor December 1, 2020 The objective of this paper is to outline and analyse the manner in which governments on the EU’s southeastern periphery (i.e. the Western Balkans) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its possible after-effects. The author seeks to shed light on three particular aspects of the crisis: the […]

The British press doesn’t tell all

The British press doesn’t tell all

By Jonathan Power March 31, 2020 Julian Assange of Wikileaks languishes in a British jail during a too-long wait for a court to decide if he can be extradicted to the US where the government has made clear that it wants to put him on trial on charges that could land him in prison for […]

Looking to the future Cooperation of Central and Eastern Europe and China – Serbia in particular

Looking to the future Cooperation of Central and Eastern Europe and China – Serbia in particular

Zivadin Jovanovic* March 25, 2020 The time of adjustment The world is undergoing a period of great development, great change, and adjustment. The international order is changing with the acceleration. The fall of the Berlin Wall thirty years ago (1989) has marked the end of the bipolar World Order. The “winners” of the Cold War […]

Russia, the Eurasian Triangle, and the Soleiman Assassination

Russia, the Eurasian Triangle, and the Soleiman Assassination

By Gordon M. Hahn January 30, 2020 The apparent overreaction by the U.S. to Iranian provocations represented by the assassination of Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander Qassem Soleiman is one of the stronger blows to hit one of the most important nails in the coffin of U.S.-Russian relations: the revival of Russian-Western geopolitical competition outside Russia’s […]

The lessons of Russia’s Syrian intervention for Washington and Brussels

The lessons of Russia’s Syrian intervention for Washington and Brussels

Photo – Eastern Aleppo, December 2016 – © Jan Oberg By Gordon M. Hahn January 17, 2020 If Western leaders are able to put aside the now worn-out cliches such as Russian Vladimir Putin ‘punching above his weight,’ ‘Trump handing Putin a victory on a silver plate’, not to mention ‘Trump as Putin agent’, there […]

Ending the fight in Ukraine

Ending the fight in Ukraine

By Jonathan Power Januar 14, 2020 The struggle for the Donbass region in the eastern and southern Ukraine goes on, seemingly never ending. It’s now six years since dissident militias threw off the yoke of the central government in Kiev and declared their de-facto independence. They were supported by Russian troops which at first president […]

European policy on Iran is a disaster

European policy on Iran is a disaster

By Jonathan Power December 11, 2019 The Europeans have not done well in countering President Donald Trump’s onslaught on Iran. When Trump unilaterally decided that the US should withdraw from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, which committed Iran to winding down its nuclear research in return for the West, Russia and China (the latter two […]

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