NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

  By Jan Oberg July 10, 2018 • On the occasion of the NATO Summit in Brussels and the Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki This analysis comes in two parts – one critical and one constructive: This one on “NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict” and the second on “Make NATO civilian and civilised.” My apologies […]

Denmark prepares for even more interventions and wars instead of civil conflict handling

Denmark prepares for even more interventions and wars instead of civil conflict handling

  By Jan Oberg June 25, 2018 Danish media have just informed the gaping Danes that their country is entering no less than “two military alliances” this week. That’s how the Ritzau News Bureau describes it and since a decent basic journalist capacity to problematize security and defence issue – as well as the peace […]

“There is only a political solution – that’s why we use weapons again and again”

“There is only a political solution – that’s why we use weapons again and again”

  By Jan Oberg April 25, 2018 A short comment to a very good statement by Madam Mogherini about Syria. She is right – and one must wonder why virtually every big power anyhow does not invest in political, negotiated solutions but in weapons. And why the world is so woefully unbalanced in terms of […]

Russophobia in the New Cold War

Russophobia in the New Cold War

Several factors make this US-Russian Cold War more dangerous than its predecessor – is “Russo-madness” one of them?   By Stephen F. Cohen April 4, 2018 Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies and Politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous […]

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

  By John Scales Avery   TFF Associate John Scales Avery presents his latest book on one of the most destructive institutions in modern societies and of our time.   I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Devil’s Dynamo”. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that […]

Western Arms Trade To The Middle East: Not for Peace and Nothing Learnt

Western Arms Trade To The Middle East: Not for Peace and Nothing Learnt

  Comment by Jan Oberg With a focus on the Saudi war on Yemen, this episode of PressTV’s News Line takes up the larger problem of the “weaponization” of conflicts that makes them almost impossible to solve. Syria would be another good example of this insanity. Jan Oberg has argued before that governments and private […]

The increasing global arms trade: NATO – not Russia – is the main problem

The increasing global arms trade: NATO – not Russia – is the main problem

  Asia and the Middle East lead rising trend in arms imports, US exports grow significantly, says SIPRI March 12, 2018 Via sipri.org Continuing the upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-17 was 10 per cent higher than in 2008-12, according to new data on arms […]

We need a #MeToo norm and protest at the international level too

We need a #MeToo norm and protest at the international level too

  By Jan Oberg March 5, 2018 About 1:50 into this video comment I suggest that we should think of elevating the idea of #MeToo to the international level and apply it when a country is abusing another country against its will – even to the extent that we can justifiably talk about rape and […]

We Are The Leaders We Have Been Waiting For

We Are The Leaders We Have Been Waiting For

  By Abigail Ruane WILPF Women, Peace and Security Programme Director January 2018 In the last year, a women’s rights tidal wave flooded the world: over 4 million people marched in the first “Women’s March” in January 2017, and over a million marched a year later, from Washington DC to New York, from Sydney to Osaka, and […]

Danmarks uforsvarlige forsvarsforlig 2018

Danmarks uforsvarlige forsvarsforlig 2018

  Af Jan Øberg Et tidssvarende og relevant forsvarsforlig ville være et hvor man fordomsfrit og med bred ekspertise havde spurgt: Givet at verden ser ud som den gør – og kan forventes at gøre i de næste 20-30 år – hvilken politik på de relevante militære og civile områder bør Danmark så vælge for […]

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