Russia is bitter about the West

Russia is bitter about the West

By Jonathan Power June 11, 2019 When I was in Moscow three weeks ago, I was briefing myself for an interview with the Soviet Union’s last president, Mikhail Gorbachev. As it happened he had to cancel it as he went into hospital for tests. One of the American academics I always read is Gordon Hahn, […]

Distance yourself from US Iran policies or be responsible for the next catastrophe in the Middle East

Distance yourself from US Iran policies or be responsible for the next catastrophe in the Middle East

May 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg Remember President Trump’s tweet and accompanying statements by the Trump administration officials concerning Iran – as reported here by CNN on May 19, 2019. Trump’s statement amounts to a de facto declaration of war on Iran. Objectively speaking, it is a lie that Iran threatens the US. It is […]

Remissvar till UD: FN-konventionen mot kärnvapen

Remissvar till UD: FN-konventionen mot kärnvapen

Remissvar om Lars-Erik Lundins utredning avgivet av Fredsrörelsen på Orust 24:e april 2019 Inledning Under läsningen av utredningens 215 sidor framtonar några grundläggande drag i den världsbild och den begreppsapparat som utredaren utgår ifrån och använder. Ingen öppen redovisning eller definition görs av dessa grundläggande drag i utredningen och dess slutsatser. Här följer ett representativt […]

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster?

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster?

By us-russia.org April 18, 2019 The Sunday, February 24 edition of Russian state television’s flagship program News of the Week with Dmitry Kiselyov provided a detailed description of the “mirror like” response that Russia will take to any US installations of land based cruise missiles directed against Moscow following termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force […]

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

By Jan Oberg April 3, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in 1989, the First […]

US leadership approval in decline everywhere

US leadership approval in decline everywhere

Not so Germany, China and Russia By Jan Oberg March 27, 2019 Like the above diagram, it looks dark. For the US. Perhaps that’s the reason you have not seen it on the front pages of the Western mainstream press? Not only does this remarkable Gallup survey – made in the US – tell that […]

Trump does not like Russia

Trump does not like Russia

By Jonathan Power March 26, 2019 President Donald Trump has been exonerated of collusion with Russia. As I wrote a while back I expected this conclusion from the investigation carried out by Robert Mueller. The big clue lay in Trump’s anti-Russian posture. Trump has continued the expansion of NATO which Russia, more than understandably, sees […]

Put sanctions on the merchants of death

Put sanctions on the merchants of death

By Jan Oberg March 11, 2019 SIPRI latest analysis of the global arms trade is just out. When one reads the summary, one may ask: If not now, when is the time to criminalize the international arms trade? Weapons imported into warzones have – without exception – four major effects: a) those who buy or […]

Macedonia’s name and NATO

Macedonia’s name and NATO

By Biljana Vankovska February 6, 2019 This is how Dr. Vankovska, TFF Associate for over 20 years, succinctly has responded to an inquiry by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.  And on this very day, Macedonia signed its accession protocol to NATO. Let’s make clear a few things: first, the so-called Prespa process, in which the Republic […]

Trump is building up the US’s nuclear firepower

Trump is building up the US’s nuclear firepower

By Jonathan Power January 31, 2019 The number of nuclear weapons possessed by the US and Russia is a fraction of what it was during the height of the Cold War. Successive presidents on both sides, since the time of John F.  Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, have feared their destructive power. Their supposed value, so […]

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