Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk July 21, 2022 The U.S. Government at the highest level criticized Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, because she went to China on a mission to develop opportunities for cooperation with respect to the protection of human rights. I found that criticism appalling at the time. The mission had been […]

Juan Cole: In Saudi Arabia, Biden Plays Defence Against Russia, China and Iran

Juan Cole: In Saudi Arabia, Biden Plays Defence Against Russia, China and Iran

Juan Cole July 21, 2022 Although President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia was ostensibly about petroleum and attempting to lower gasoline prices in the US, it doesn’t seem to me that that rationale entirely explains Biden’s about-face on Saudi Arabia. For one thing, Biden must have been told that Saudi Arabia does not have […]

Farhang Jahanpour: On Arnold Toynbee’s “Civilisation On Trial” today

Farhang Jahanpour: On Arnold Toynbee’s “Civilisation On Trial” today

Translation of the Introduction to the New Edition of Arnold Toynbee’s Civilisation on Trial, translated into Persian by Farhang Jahanpour Farhang Jahanpour October 28, 2021 More than 45 years have passed since the publication of my translation of “Civilisation on Trial” by Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) – read the entire book in English here. When that […]

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 […]

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

Statement of Concern: The OPCW investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria

April 6, 2021 Statement of concern – concerning the OPCW – Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons‘ – investigation of alleged chemical weapons use in Douma, Syria in early April 2018. Here NBC News’ coverage of the alleged attack and President Trump’s decision to strike in response to it. We wish to express our […]

Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

U.S. bombs and bullets have claimed at least hundreds of thousands of civilian lives this century. Here, a U.S. airstrike against Islamic State militants in densely-populated Mosul, Iraq on July 9, 2017 is shown. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) March 29, 2021 Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies Unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies […]

Richard Falk’s memoires: ‘Public Intellectual: The Life Of A Citizen Pilgrim’ – Book Review

Richard Falk’s memoires: ‘Public Intellectual: The Life Of A Citizen Pilgrim’ – Book Review

TFF Associate and friend over decades, Richard Falk, last year turned 90. Read more about him here – and use the search engine to find lots of his writings. The latest we’ve published is on championing lost causes… Eric Walberg March 10, 2021 Writing this memoir has been as much about discovering my story, that […]

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

© Jan Oberg – How much longer shall the Iranian people suffer? And shall they also be bombed? NEW – Listen to this article here Jan Oberg March 1, 2021 The West-Iran conflict is extremely a-symmetric. It’s the West that has, historically, sought to influence, change, threaten, demanded obedience from, punished (with sanctions and more), […]

A Treasure on Persian Culture: Farhang Jahanpour’s homepage

A Treasure on Persian Culture: Farhang Jahanpour’s homepage

Farhang Jahanpour February 23, 2021 TFF is very proud to have published numerous articles and videos by one of the world’s most knowledgeable scholars on the Middle East in general and Iran in particular, Dr Farhang Jahanpour, Oxford, since he became an Associate in 2006 (and later Board member). It’s been such a delightful co-operation […]

A conversation at the edge of the human future

A conversation at the edge of the human future

Richard FalkTFF Associate October 16, 2020 Introduction Below is a long interview from Konrad Stachnio with Richard Falk – TFF Associate – on a wide-ranging set of questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations […]

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