Shastri Ramachandaran: Ukraine War – Some home truths for the West 

Shastri Ramachandaran: Ukraine War – Some home truths for the West 

Shastri Ramachandaran TFF Associate September 20, 2022 As the war in Ukraine grinds on, the US-led West is discovering that defeating Russia was easier said than done. The West is now realising that: the war will drag on for longer than foreseen; the US and Europe cannot keep boosting President Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime with a […]

Jeffrey Sachs: “The West’s false narrative about Russia and China”

Jeffrey Sachs: “The West’s false narrative about Russia and China”

Jeffrey Sachs By Amy Goodman (*) – Democracy Now! September 19, 2022 Jeffrey Sachs: “Dangerous” U.S. Policy & “West’s False Narrative” Stoking Tensions with Russia, China GUESTS: Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, president of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, sustainable development solutions advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres, […]

Dmitry Trenin: Six months into the conflict, what exactly does Russia hope to achieve in Ukraine?

Dmitry Trenin: Six months into the conflict, what exactly does Russia hope to achieve in Ukraine?

Putin’s latest comments reveal that Moscow’s thinking has shifted and compromise is no longer on the agenda Dmitry Trenin is a Research Professor at the Higher School of Economics and a Lead Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations. He is also a member of the Russian International Affairs Council.    This very […]

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson TFF Associate September 6, 2022 It’s tricky to oppose both sides of a war, and rarer even than supporting both sides. The weapons dealers support both sides. In obedience to their televisions, people all over the world spend a great deal of time expressing the opinions dished out by those televisions regarding a […]

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Yet ‘experts’ still cling to the narrative that Ukraine can somehow ‘win.’ If Ukraine can hang on for just a few more months. Image: iStock Cameron Leckie August 24, 2022 The more events proved them to be wrong, the stronger their defences became against admitting this to be the case’ – Norman Dixon (On the […]

Kishore Mahbubani: The G-7, G-20 paradox

Kishore Mahbubani: The G-7, G-20 paradox

Image: Wikimedia Commons By P&I Guest Writers August 24, 2022 The G-7 countries are democratic domestically but are dictatorial globally. By contrast, the G-20 group, which has many autocratic regimes, represents a more democratic forum for governance. The G-7 is dictatorial, while the G-20 is democratic. This statement is obviously paradoxical. The G-7 countries are very […]

The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue

The TFF Abolish NATO Catalogue

Abolish NATO Or Convert It To Serve Peace 30 Arguments & 100s of Inspirations Jan Oberg With TFF Associates’ contributions August 18, 2022 © TFF 2022 This report can be reproduced or quoted freely, but only when referring clearly to TFF, the author and the link Read and download as PDF at the end of […]

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Together We Are Wrong — by Mr Fish By Chris Hedges August 4, 2022 The massive expansion of NATO, not only in Eastern and Central Europe but the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, presages endless war and a potential nuclear holocaust. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends […]

Opposition to NATO Expansion – already in 1997

Opposition to NATO Expansion – already in 1997

Arms Control Today June 30, 2022 On June 26, 1997, a group of 50 prominent foreign policy experts that included former senators, retired military officers, diplomats and academicians, sent an open letter to President Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion. Stanley Resor, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arms Control Association, spoke […]

Meet NATO, the Dangerous “Defensive” Alliance Trying to Run the World

Meet NATO, the Dangerous “Defensive” Alliance Trying to Run the World

President Joe Biden speaks at the NATO summit at the group’s headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2021. Photo: Francisco Seco/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Jon Schwarz June 30, 2022 NATO’s summit showed how the “North Atlantic” Treaty Organization has decided it has an extremely expansive global mission. IN A STOP last week on his way to Belgium […]

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