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 […]

The West’s Alienation of Russia: The Next Wave Will Be Russia’s Liberals

The West’s Alienation of Russia: The Next Wave Will Be Russia’s Liberals

By Gordon M. Hahn January 29, 2019 The alienation of post-Cold War Russia has proceeded in waves. Each successive Western overreach for not just maintaining but expanding its global hegemony has produced a new wave of Russian alienation. What will probably be the last wave, one that might help spark a wave of ultra-nationalism afterward […]

Klipp banden med NATO och stoppa vapenexporten

Klipp banden med NATO och stoppa vapenexporten

Av Ola Friholt, TFF Associate Sverige borde klippa banden med den västliga militäralliansen Nato. Dessutom ska vapenexporten till USA, Saudiarabien och andra krigförande länder stoppas, skriver fredsaktivisten Ola Friholt. Vi 55 deltagare vid utdelningen av ”Folkets fredspris i enlighet med Nobels testamente” till Agneta Norberg yrkar härmed att Sveriges riksdag och regering snarast avvecklar sitt […]

Thanks to Trump an irrelevant EU Army is now being discussed. There are better alternatives

Thanks to Trump an irrelevant EU Army is now being discussed. There are better alternatives

  By Farhang Jahanpour, TFF Board Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and a member of Kellogg College says that the main reason for the idea of forming a joint European army “has been President Trump’s unilateral and ultra-nationalist approach that puts America […]

Could there be an alternative US foreign policy?

Could there be an alternative US foreign policy?

  By Jonathan Power  October 24, 2018 At last a book that attacks the “Blob” and holes it below the water line. Whether it can sink it is another matter. I’m talking about a book published last week by the Harvard professor of international affairs, Stephen Walt, “The Hell of Good Intentions”. The “Blob” is […]

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This not the time to just laugh!

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This  not the time to just laugh!

  By Farhang Jahanpour September 26   Last year I wrote that Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly was perhaps the worst speech ever delivered from that podium, certainly by a Western leader. This year he surpassed himself. Why is there no rule to say that someone who openly violates the basic norms of […]

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 […]

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