Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

  By Jan Oberg July 7, 2018 • On July 6, 2018 there was a meeting in Vienna concerning the JCPOA, or the Iran nuclear deal, and how to handle it after the U.S. withdrawal from the deal and the U.S. attempts to isolate Iran further and suffocate its 85 million people even more by […]

Five lessons we should learn from the North Korea nuclear story

Five lessons we should learn from the North Korea nuclear story

  By Gunnar Westberg June 21, 2018 The North Korea – USA nuclear crisis should teach us several lessons regarding nuclear weapons: 1. Nuclear weapons do not prevent nuclear proliferation. In 1970, the nuclear weapon states accepted the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT. In this treaty, they agree to negotiate the complete disarmament of their own […]

As bizarre as it gets: Trump’s video for Kim

As bizarre as it gets: Trump’s video for Kim

  By Jan Oberg “The US president presented North Korea’s leader with an action-movie trailer as part of their Singapore meeting. The Guardian’s chief film critic isn’t impressed.” In and of itself, this is bad enough. It’s actually a totally disgusting video about one man being offered a one-time choice and, if he doesn’t grasp […]

A world expert explains the North Korea nuclear issue – brilliant educational resource

A world expert explains the North Korea nuclear issue – brilliant educational resource

  June 19, 2018 • The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the leading information sources on a series of issues related to nuclear weapons, technologies, issues and doctrines. In conjunction with the Kim/Trump meeting in Singapore, the Bulletin produced this video conversation with Siegfried Hecker who is probably the American who knows most about North […]

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

  By Jonathan Power June 19, 2018 • Give the man a break. Donald Trump found out in Singapore that, as Churchill said, “Jaw-Jaw is better than War-War”. If war can be avoided by a warm, long, very private chat without advisers, with effusive body gestures and promises of a world stage when his opponent, […]

Iran complies with JCPOA: What should the EU do now?

Iran complies with JCPOA: What should the EU do now?

  By Jan Oberg June 4, 2018 Commenting on PressTV on the occasion of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in Vienna confirming once again that Iran is in full compliance with the nuclear deal, the JCPOA, that the US withdrew from. Oberg argues that this is a defining moment for the Union: Either it […]

The story of how Kazakhstan became nuclear-free

The story of how Kazakhstan became nuclear-free

Photo by Nadav Kander   By Marzhan Nurzhan The CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) holds its second international conference in Kazakh capital city Astana from August 28-30, 2018. The author is a CYG member from Kazakhstan, a convener of Abolition 2000 Youth Network and a PNND Coordinator for CIS countries. This article first appeared in The […]

TFF PressInfo # 461: There Hardly Ever Was an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!

TFF PressInfo # 461: There Hardly Ever Was an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!

A review of the evidence points to Israeli and MEK disinformation, not an open-and-shut case. By Gareth Porter May 25, 2018   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at UN in 2012. (You Tube)   Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which has set the stage for another […]

Oberg comment: Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un

Oberg comment: Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un

  By Jan Oberg May 24, 2018 About an hour after President Trump had announced another US withdrawal – this time from the Summit with North Korea on June 12 – I commented on RT (formerly Russia Today) and got quite a long time until we were broken off by Trump appearing in the White […]

The U.S. just made war with Iran unavoidable

The U.S. just made war with Iran unavoidable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will chart the way forward in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.   By Jan Oberg May 21, 2018 Click here, scroll down to the video Full transcript here BREAKING NEWS After the Deal: A New US #Iran Strategy. This speech equals a declaration of […]

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