The US makes bad mistakes in the Persian Gulf

The US makes bad mistakes in the Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Power June 19, 2019 In 1980 in his State of the Union address President Jimmy Carter said: “Any attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States and such an assault will be repelled by any […]

The Western media is key to Syria deceptions

The Western media is key to Syria deceptions

By Jonathan Cook June 3, 2019 By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were targeted with chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Idlib province - their final holdout in Syria - should have been treated by the western media with a high degree of scepticism. That the US and other western governments enthusiastically picked […]

Islamophobia in the West

Islamophobia in the West

Islamophobia can be said to refer to the way Islam is being alienated in society by other cultures through fear and distrust against people belonging to the Islamic faith. Muslims are often portrayed in an increasingly negative context as witnessed in media, legislation and public debates. By Idriss Jazairy June 1, 2019 Islam is often […]

Julian Assange: Criminal or Benefactor?

Julian Assange: Criminal or Benefactor?

See TFF’s recommended reading about Assange under the article. By Richard Falk April 15, 2019 I suppose it is of interest that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have found something to agree about – the criminal indictment of Julian Assange.  Trump is acutely vulnerable to the exposure of truth and Clinton blames her electoral defeat […]

Julian Assange: Secrecy versus Democracy

Julian Assange: Secrecy versus Democracy

M. K. Gandhi on democracy By John Scales Avery April 12, 2019 The jaws of power “The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.” John Adams, (1735-1826) According to the Nuremberg Principles, the citizens of a […]

After the Trade War, a Real War with China?

After the Trade War, a Real War with China?

By Chas Freeman, Jr. February 20, 2019 Remarks to the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University St. Petersburg, Florida, 12 February 2019 I’m here at your kind invitation to discuss China, how bad our relations with it may […]

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

A conversation with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif February 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg The Western mainstream press hasn’t done much to enlighten their audiences to the plain fact that there is more than one side to a conflict between at least two. The Transnational is happy to make available some other views, particularly since […]

China at the Munich Security Conference 2019: A positive vision

China at the Munich Security Conference 2019: A positive vision

“Working for a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind by Promoting International Cooperation and Multilateralism” By Yang Jiechi February 18, 2019 MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) – Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign […]

At 70: A few problems with the human rights concept

At 70: A few problems with the human rights concept

By Jan Oberg December 10, 2018 Today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. All reason to celebrate. Without the norms embedded in this extremely important document, humankind would be much worse off. Because normativity is important even though it is only words. It enables us to make those who violate human rights accountable. […]

The world is ending war

The world is ending war

  By Jonathan Power December 4, 2018 “We need jaw jaw not war war”, said Winston Churchill rather hypocritically. Still, he would be glad to see that the number of wars around the world has fallen dramatically since the end of World War 2, despite the wars in Korea, Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan […]

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