Manufacturing Crisis: The untold story of the Iran nuclear scare

Manufacturing Crisis: The untold story of the Iran nuclear scare

By Gareth Porter Video from March 16, 2014 Investigate reporter, historian and TFF Associate, Gareth Porter, in one of the world’s leading experts on how and why the nuclear issue between Iran and the US/West came about. His book, Manufacturing Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, is a classic and must-read for […]

Öppet brev till Sveriges Radios “Konflikt”

Öppet brev till Sveriges Radios “Konflikt”

Foto: Martin Meissner/AP/TT Av Erni & Ola Friholt* 27:e mars 2019 Såhär kan det gå till “bakom kulisserna” på public service mediet, Sveriges Radio. Men det vet ju inte den som lyssnade på programmet. Vi tycker det är viktigt at förmedla hur det går för sig och kommer självfallet att publicera SR:s svar. Stocken 25 […]

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 […]

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

By Jan Oberg February 28, 2019 Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been achieved, you can turn to the specific […]

After the Trade War, a Real War with China?

After the Trade War, a Real War with China?

By Chas Freeman, Jr. February 20, 2019 Remarks to the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University St. Petersburg, Florida, 12 February 2019 I’m here at your kind invitation to discuss China, how bad our relations with it may […]

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

A conversation with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif February 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg The Western mainstream press hasn’t done much to enlighten their audiences to the plain fact that there is more than one side to a conflict between at least two. The Transnational is happy to make available some other views, particularly since […]

Avoiding War With Iran

Avoiding War With Iran

By Seyd Hossein Mousavian February 18, 2019 In his State of Union, President Trump focused his comments about the Middle East on Iran, the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), and the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. Despite his negative rhetoric about Iran, Trump did identify some potential common ground with the government […]

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 […]

Basel Appeal on Disarmament and Sustainable Security

Basel Appeal on Disarmament and Sustainable Security

January 31, 2019 Press Release at the bottom An Open Letter on the INF & START treaties, nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament measures to preserve peace and achieve sustainable securityAdopted in Basel, Switzerland on January 15, 2019. To: Donald Trump, President of the United StatesVladimir Putin, President of the Russian FederationJens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of NATOMiroslav Lajčák, […]

Global conflicts: Contemporary myth or a real danger?

Global conflicts: Contemporary myth or a real danger?

By Dragana Maksimovic January 28, 2019 There is one thing about which many peace researchers disagree and constantly debate: Are we really living in the most peaceful era ever, or are we facing a dangerous era of conflicts and struggles for global supremacy – very often masked as a fight for human rights but which […]