At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

At the 50th nuke-ban turning point

Jan Oberg October 26, 2020 On the 7th UN Day – two days ago – the 50th UN member, Honduras, ratified the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty – or the Treaty On the Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). It’s a milestone in the global struggle to make nuclear weapons a parenthesis in human history. We have […]

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

20. oktober 2020 Det er nok så tænkeligt at du aldrig har hørt om Arne Nielsen Hansen – men han er en uhyre interessant og mangfoldig nordjyde på 81 år. Du kan læse mere om ham hér. Jeg vil gerne fortælle dig at Arne er en af Danmarks mest betydende mediepersonligheder – igennem flere år […]

A conversation at the edge of the human future

A conversation at the edge of the human future

Richard FalkTFF Associate October 16, 2020 Introduction Below is a long interview from Konrad Stachnio with Richard Falk – TFF Associate – on a wide-ranging set of questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations […]

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Jan Oberg August 6, 2020 It is natural and human to commemorate what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But these stories, films and photos from back then must never come to serve as a museum for just a historical event. It would also be fairly naive – now 75 years later – to believe that […]

ObergComment: Does Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists practise censorship?

ObergComment: Does Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists practise censorship?

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

Nuclear absurdity and abolition

Nuclear absurdity and abolition

ICAN: The US boosted its nuclear arms budget by billions in 2019 A video conversation with Vladimir Goldstein & Jan Oberg May 16, 2020 A record $73 billion spent on nukes in 2019 – says ICAN. Nuclear-armed states spent a record $73 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019, a nearly 10% increase from 2018, and […]

COP-Out: The Military and climate change and justice

COP-Out: The Military and climate change and justice

By Judith Deutsch March 10, 2020 The world situation is much worse than generally acknowledged. This December, the coinciding meetings of NATO and of the climate change Conference of the Parties (COP25) were barely reported, much less analyzed, even though the delegates held the fate of humanity in their hands. To some degree, both meetings […]

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

By William Arkin January 29, 2020 Ten days before Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, the United States nuked Iran. The occasion: a nuclear war exercise held every year in late October. In the war game, after Iran sank an American aircraft carrier and employed chemical weapons against a Marine Corps force, the […]

Americans are ready for a different approach to nuclear weapons

Americans are ready for a different approach to nuclear weapons

By Dr. Lawrence Wittner January 17, 2020 Although today’s public protests against nuclear weapons can’t compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration’s nuclear weapons policies. Originally posted on History News Network on December 22, 2019 here Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration […]

NATO’s 4th crises: The 2 per cent goal as defence illiteracy

NATO’s 4th crises: The 2 per cent goal as defence illiteracy

By Jan Oberg December 2, 2019 Political NATO’s London Summit on December 3 and 4, 2019 displays the deep political crisis of the 70-year-old alliance: Only a dinner and a short meeting, no statement to be issued, quarrels among the leading military members, accusations, substantial differences on Syria and many other issues, the deepest-ever Transatlantic […]

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