Part 10 • Learn the lessons from US/Western invasions and regime change policies: Not Iran Too!

Part 10 • Learn the lessons from US/Western invasions and regime change policies: Not Iran Too!

  Utterly destructive, self-defeating and spelling the end of the U.S. Empire   By Farhang Jahanpour September 22, 2018 In view of the macro-historical perspective on the Middle East-West relations and the concrete cases referred to in this series – Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria – it is clear that the demonization of Middle Eastern […]

Part 9 • Syria – Attempted regime-change based on a false narrative

Part 9 • Syria – Attempted regime-change based on a false narrative

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 20, 2018   1. An ally in warfare and torture Although the tragic events in Syria are too close to us to pass a definitive judgement about what has happened there and we need some perspective before we can make any definitive statements, nevertheless, some of the outlines of […]

Part 8 • Libya – humanitarian pretext for creation of a failed state

Part 8 • Libya – humanitarian pretext for creation of a failed state

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 20, 2018   On 20 March 2018, the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody in Paris to be questioned over allegations that he received millions of Euros in illegal funding from Qadhafi for his presidential campaign. Investigators were examining claims that Qadhafi’s regime secretly gave […]

More Militarism Money – No!

More Militarism Money – No!

  By David Swanson TFF Associate David Swanson delivers, in his usual crystal clear and well-documented manner, the arguments against higher U.S. military spending and illustrates how much better it would be for the U.S. itself and for the world to reduce the military expenditures and allocate even just a fraction of these incomprehensibly huge […]

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

U.S Vice President Mike Pence, left, joined by Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dusko Markovic during a joint press conference in Villa Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro on August 2, 2017. (AP Photo / Risto Bozovic)   Did Montenegro’s NATO accession increase the collective defense of the West or merely protect a corrupt regime? When Fox News host […]

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 […]

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