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 […]

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 […]

Juan Cole: In Saudi Arabia, Biden Plays Defence Against Russia, China and Iran

Juan Cole: In Saudi Arabia, Biden Plays Defence Against Russia, China and Iran

Juan Cole July 21, 2022 Although President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia was ostensibly about petroleum and attempting to lower gasoline prices in the US, it doesn’t seem to me that that rationale entirely explains Biden’s about-face on Saudi Arabia. For one thing, Biden must have been told that Saudi Arabia does not have […]

G7 Leaders’ Bullying Bali Behaviour

G7 Leaders’ Bullying Bali Behaviour

Jan Oberg July 8, 2022 There have been lots of reports about how G7 leaders snubbed dinner, photo-op, handshake, concerts, etc. since Russia’s foreign minister Lavrov would also be present during the G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Here is Lavrov’s comment to Tass: “This is how they understand protocol, politeness and code of conduct.” Here […]

Craig Murray: Biden Works to Prolong Ukraine War

Craig Murray: Biden Works to Prolong Ukraine War

Craig Murray June 17, 2022 I was in Turkey to try to further peace talks, as an experienced diplomat with good contacts there, and as a peace activist. I was not there as a journalist and much of what I discussed was with the understanding of confidence. It will be probably be some years before […]

Sundaram & Chowdhury: US Leads Sanctions Killing Millions to No End

Sundaram & Chowdhury: US Leads Sanctions Killing Millions to No End

Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury June 17, 2022 Food crises, economic stagnation and price increases are worsening unevenly, almost everywhere, following the Ukraine war. Sanctions against Russia have especially hurt those relying on wheat and fertilizer imports. Unilateral sanctions illegal Unilateral sanctions – not approved by the UN Security Council – are illegal under international law. […]

Is participating in the sanctions against Russia a cultural matter?

Is participating in the sanctions against Russia a cultural matter?

Peter PeverelliTFF Associate June 17, 2022 When you have been working with cross-cultural issues, helping develop a model of measurable culture using 7 cultural dimensions, you tend to develop a sensitivity for cues that seem to indicate a cultural aspect in everything that people around me say and do. It sometimes irritates colleagues, friends and […]

Ben Aris: Nine out of ten Russians oppose concessions in exchange for an end of sanctions. Approval of U.S. nosedives

Ben Aris: Nine out of ten Russians oppose concessions in exchange for an end of sanctions. Approval of U.S. nosedives

Ben Aris June 1, 2022 Russians’ attitudes towards the US have nose-dived to their second-worst level on record and the overwhelming majority (87%) believe the Kremlin should not make concessions to the West in order to have the extreme sanctions on Russia lifted. Only 13% of Russians believe that their country should make concessions to […]

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