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, […]

Nuclear arms control is going down a Trumpian hole

Nuclear arms control is going down a Trumpian hole

  By Jonathan Power  November 13, 2018 Reacting to the radio interview by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to mark Armistice Day, in which he was reported as saying, “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America… We need a true European army”, President Donald Trump […]

Nuclear Abolition: The Road from Armageddon to Transformation

Nuclear Abolition: The Road from Armageddon to Transformation

  By David Krieger Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, NAPF August 2018   Nuclear weapons pose a grave threat to the future of civilization. As long as we allow these weapons to exist, we flirt with the catastrophe that they will be used, whether intentionally or accidentally. Meanwhile, nuclear weapons skew social priorities, create imbalances of […]

On Hiroshima & Nagasaki Days talk about the harm nuclear weapons do today without being used

    By Jan Oberg August 9, 2018 Let’s not use these days as if they were only history. These two cities do have museum that everyone on earth should visit – but the issue is not history. It’s is reality today, 73 years later. While we must commemorate the victims and the destruction and […]

Did Trump just do a Nixon?

Did Trump just do a Nixon?

  By Gunnar Westberg TFF Board member June 24, 2018     • At last, the leader of North Korea, DPRK, has been “allowed” to meet in person with the US president! Since the time of the grandfather of the present leader of North Korean leader that country has had three major objectives in its […]

U.S. re-imposes of sanctions on Iran on Hiroshima Day. All others must stand with Iran now!

U.S. re-imposes of sanctions on Iran on Hiroshima Day. All others must stand with Iran now!

    Comment by Jan Oberg August 6, 2018 “We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)” – say High Representative Federica Mogherini and Foreign Ministers of E3 (Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Heiko Maas of Germany, Jeremy Hunt of […]

My indirect dialogue with Iran’s foreign minister on sanctions

My indirect dialogue with Iran’s foreign minister on sanctions

  By Jan Oberg July 30, 2018 • Iran’s foreign minister says the US is addicted to imposing sanctions on other countries but the Iranian nation, through its unity and resistance, can force Washington to give up such habit. The comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif come as the US is set to restore sanctions on […]

Necessary readings after the Putin-Trump meeting and tabloid-like media coverage

Necessary readings after the Putin-Trump meeting and tabloid-like media coverage

  TFF PressInfo # 470 Lund, Sweden – July 27, 2018 Forgive us for saying it but the coverage of the Putin-Trump meeting in the mainstream press has been painful to witness – the US media in particular. Navel-gazing in the extreme and turning the Presidential Summit meeting about their relations and international affairs into […]

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 […]

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