Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Even during wartime – maybe especially during wartime – you should be allowed to ask uncomfortable questions Robert Wright at Nonzero Newsletter March 7, 2022 Twice over the past two decades I’ve felt outraged by a massive invasion that violated international law. One time was last week, when Russia invaded Ukraine. The other time was […]

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 […]

Joint Article by Chinese and Russian Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights

Joint Article by Chinese and Russian Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights

The embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America 10 December 2021 This Joint Article was published on ”The National Interest”. Qin Gang is the Chinese Ambassador to the United States. Anatoly Antonov is the Russian Ambassador to the United States. We publish it here on The Transnational because we believe it is a historic document both because of China-Russia cooperation which is increasing rapidly and because it makes […]

Daniel Ellsberg & others: The US almost nuked China in 1958 – is this also a real risk today?

Daniel Ellsberg & others: The US almost nuked China in 1958 – is this also a real risk today?

Daniel Ellsberg November 8, 2021 Given the intellectual and ethical status of many leaders in today’s world, this is not – as it may seem – a far-fetched question. It must be raised and discussed since the shocking revelation made by Daniel Ellsberg (1) earlier this year. In 1958, the US had a president – […]

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 […]

🟥 BREAKING – The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda

BREAKING

🟥  BREAKING – The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda

A Critical Analysis Of A Report By The Newlines Institute And The Raoul Wallenberg Center Gordon Dumoulin, Jan Oberg and Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research, TFF, Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 April 27, 2021 © TFF 2021 On March 8, 2021, the Newlines […]

Peter J. Peverelli: Human rights measured by the dimensions of culture

Peter J. Peverelli: Human rights measured by the dimensions of culture

Photo Oscar Keys, Unsplash Peter J. Peverelli October 5, 2021 Given that human rights issues have always been central in the international discourse and in the Cold Wars between NATO and the Soviet Union/Russia and now in the new US/NATO China Cold War Agenda, we believe it is important to discuss how the concept of […]

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

Jan Oberg August 17, 202 Back then, after September 11, 2001, in Washington and New York, everybody talked about who could have done it, how they did it and with what means. The only thing never brought to the fore was: WHY would somebody want to do something like 9/11 to the United States of […]

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for the U.S. in the wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Top Nine Policy Recommendations for the U.S. in the wake of Afghanistan Debacle

Iconic image of Taliban fighters in the Presidential Palace on August 15, 2021 Farhang Jahanpour TFF Associate August 16, 2021 I do not wish to rub salt into the wounds of US and British officials who are responsible for the humiliating debacle in Afghanistan, but there is no way of sugar-coating this appalling tragedy, especially […]

TFF’s Xinjiang Report analysis on China’s CCTV

TFF’s Xinjiang Report analysis on China’s CCTV

Or – it isn’t every day you address several hundred million people May 11, 2021 The TFF report “The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda” has reached more people in more countries than virtually anything else we have produced the last few years. That is, outside the West, in Asia in general and in China in […]

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