Iran’s New Doctrine: Pivot to the East

Iran’s New Doctrine: Pivot to the East

Photo credit: Flickr/ Nick Taylor By Seyed Hossein Mousavian December 12, 2020 Over the past few months, Iran  has been working with China on a sweeping long-term political, economic, and security agreement that would facilitate hundreds of billions of dollars of investments in the Iranian economy. It is also pursuing a long-term partnership with Russia. Politicians in […]

Keynote speech for academic peace research in Iran

Keynote speech for academic peace research in Iran

November 23, 2020 November 23 and 24, 2020, marks an important event in the international academic/university history of peace and conflict research. The reason is that the Faculty of World Studies at Tehran University holds a large – online – conference – “International Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)”. My colleague and friend there, […]

China and 25 other countries demand lifting of sanctions

China and 25 other countries demand lifting of sanctions

Jan Oberg and James Tweedie October 7, 2020 Here is ABC News report about it. Washington-obedient mainstream media have made little or no mention of it, Washington Post being an exception. On October 6, 2020, we discussed the proposal in the UN on PressTV. The basic idea is expressed here – “26 countries urge Western […]

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, June 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) August 31, 2020 By Niranjan Jose The relationship between China and Iran has been in the spotlight recently. A huge, 25-year deal is reportedly being considered that would see $400 billion of Chinese […]

ObergComment: The US snapback attempt – eating the cake and having it too

ObergComment: The US snapback attempt – eating the cake and having it too

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg. It alerts you to […]

“America exists today to make war. How else do we interpret…?”

“America exists today to make war. How else do we interpret…?”

May 19, 2020 Lawrence Wilkerson, US Army Colonel This is a stunning piece of documentary and a clear and sharp analysis of the moral and intellectual decay of the foreign interventionist policy of the United States. By a man who obviously knows. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Secretary of State Colin […]

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

Battle of the Ages to stop Eurasian integration

Photo: Pepe Escobar The coming decade could see the US take on Russia, China and Iran over the New Silk Road connection May 18, 2020 Pepe Escobar The Raging Twenties started with a bang with the targeted assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani. Yet a bigger bang awaits us throughout the decade: the myriad declinations […]

Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America’s endless ‘war on terror’

Recalling the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of America’s endless ‘war on terror’

By Dave Lindorff May 04, 2020 Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it’s time we gave a thought to […]

The Temple of Self-gratification

The Temple of Self-gratification

By Jason Hirthler April 21, 2020 Author David Foster Wallace once said that America is, “One enormous engine and temple of self-gratification and self-advancement.” The spectacle of American consumerism comes galloping to mind. But the pageant of gluttony with which we sate ourselves on a weekly basis is a pale reflection, at least in its […]

WikiLeaks reveals how the US aggressively pursued regime change in Syria, igniting a bloodbath

WikiLeaks reveals how the US aggressively pursued regime change in Syria, igniting a bloodbath

April 3, 2020 Robert Reuel Naiman Given the systematic distortion of the Syrian conflict that we have pointed out here on The Transnational many times before, we find it important to highlight the – always omitted – early role of the United States in fomenting what broke out in violence in early 2011. This is […]

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