The Silk Road Belt And Road Initiative (BRI) can be a peace generator

The Silk Road Belt And Road Initiative (BRI) can be a peace generator

  By Thore Vestby TFF Associate September 11, 2018   The Belt and Road Initiative has turned 5 years. On September 7, 2013, at the Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, President Xi Jinping of China launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This initiative – which has attracted a lot of attention from all over […]

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

  August 14, 2018 By Robert J. Burrowes Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. Of course, you might say that the rush to extinction is being slowed. But is it? […]

If you want peace, don’t focus on the violence and the evil guy

If you want peace, don’t focus on the violence and the evil guy

A personal pledge provoked by the debates about Syria   By Jan Oberg   Summary About 95% of all debates about conflicts and war that we see in politics, mainstream media, the Internet and social media focus on the violence, who uses more or less of it and who is, therefore, the evil party. This […]

Russia and the U.S. are not condemned to confrontation

Russia and the U.S. are not condemned to confrontation

  By Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev June 16, 2018 • Russia and the United States are not condemned to confrontation. We must now make up for lost time! Mikhail Gorbachev’s Address to Participants in the Conference Marking the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Visit and the Moscow Summit. Originally published at the homepage of the Gorbachev […]

Make NATO civilian and civilised

Make NATO civilian and civilised

  By Jan Oberg July 11, 2018 • This is the second of two articles about the coming end of NATO as we know it and what can be done. The first you find here. It may be good to have at least browsed that one before you read on here.   The Banality of […]

JFK Made a Forgotten Turn Toward Peace Before He Was Killed: We’ve Abandoned it Entirely

JFK Made a Forgotten Turn Toward Peace Before He Was Killed: We’ve Abandoned it Entirely

  By Patricia Hynes Co-author: Frances Crowe June 4, 2018 Greenfield, MA (Informed Comment) – Fifty-five years ago on June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered a commencement address at American University that, in fewer than 30 minutes, turned traditional national security policy on its head. Kennedy proclaimed that world peace is “the most […]

Oh, Gaza. Strong as death is love.

Oh, Gaza. Strong as death is love.

    By Uri Avnery 2 Jun 2018 I loved Gaza. That is a play on words. The Biblical Song of Songs says that love is strong as death. Strong in Hebrew is Aza. Aza is also the Hebrew name of Gaza. I have spent many happy hours in Gaza. I had many friends there. […]

Global Research’s Guide To Martin Luther King Jr.

Global Research’s Guide To Martin Luther King Jr.

  By Michel Chossudovsky April 4, 2018 We should carefully reflect on Martin Luther King’s  message to the World. MLK understood the relationship between America’s war agenda and social justice and civil rights in America. “No one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war [Vietnam]”. […]

The Personal Fears Driving US Nuclear Strategy

The Personal Fears Driving US Nuclear Strategy

  Robert J. Burrowes February 18, 2018 • The United States Department of Defense released its latest ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ (NPR) on 2 February, updating the last one issued in 2010 during the previous administration. See ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’. The Executive Summary of the NPR is also available, if you prefer. See ‘Nuclear […]

Why Fear and Self-Hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity

Why Fear and Self-Hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity

By Robert J. Burrowes 24 Jan 2018 • As our world spirals deeper into an abyss from which it is becoming increasingly difficult to extricate ourselves, some very prominent activists have lamented the lack of human solidarity in the face of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya. See ‘The Rohingya tragedy shows human solidarity is […]