Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 2

Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 2

Elaheh Pooyandeh TFF Associate September 26, 2022 In Part 1, we explored the history of compulsory hijab in Iran and related incidents up to September 2022 when the name Mahsa (Zhina) Amini was heard for the first time by ordinary Iranians. On September 13th, 2022, a story was leaked to social media. A young Kurd […]

Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 1

Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 1

Elaheh Pooyandeh TFF Associate September 26, 2022 The story of Iranian women’s struggle for their right to choose what they wear is not a new story and, believe it or not, it is older than the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and includes thousands of Iranian female activists. This article is neither going to discuss this […]

Peter Peverelli: von der Leyen continues to close the door to China

Peter Peverelli: von der Leyen continues to close the door to China

Peter Peverelli TFF Associate September 22, 2022 This article was originally published by Chinasquare on September 21, 2022. In her annual speech (State of the Union), the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, further sharpened the relationship between the EU and China. She noted that democracy in the EU is under threat […]

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Ellen Taylor: War Crimes, From Nuremberg to Ukraine

Ellen Taylor: War Crimes, From Nuremberg to Ukraine

Telford Taylor giving his opening remarks at the judges trial, Nuremberg, 1947. Ellen Taylor June 12, 2022 I was in Nuremberg during the war crimes trials which followed WWII. My father, Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, was Chief Prosecutor during the  second,  American phase.  The French, Russian and British staffs had gone home to  continue trials […]

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 […]

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. […]

Don’t Let War Hawks use Putin to Shift our Gaze from Our Huge Social Problems, from Racism to Climate

Don’t Let War Hawks use Putin to Shift our Gaze from Our Huge Social Problems, from Racism to Climate

May 3, 2022 Andrew J. Bacevich I recently participated in a commemoration of Martin Luther King’s address “Beyond Vietnam — A Time to Break Silence,” originally delivered on April 2, 1967, at New York City’s Riverside Church. King used the occasion to announce his opposition to the ongoing war in Vietnam. Although a long time […]

Alfred De Zayas: A Culture of Cheating – On the Origins of the Crisis in Ukraine

Alfred De Zayas: A Culture of Cheating – On the Origins of the Crisis in Ukraine

Alfred De Zayas February 11, 2022 The current tensions between the United States and Russia with regard to Ukraine goes back to a series of NATO actions and omissions following the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989/91.  On the Russian side, there is a widespread perception of having been misled by the US and […]

Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Richard Falk: Toward Global Solidarity – A Politics of Impossibility

Sergey Vinograd, Unsplash Richard Falk TFF Associate February 7, 2022 The post below is my stimulus essay for a Forum sponsored by Great Transition Initiative, a project of the Tellus Institute, dedicated to the exploration of humane and ecologically resonant adjustments to the challenges and threats posed by the onset of the Anthropocentric Age. The […]

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