Jan Oberg: The Occident is now militarising itself to death for a second time

Jan Oberg: The Occident is now militarising itself to death for a second time

May others avoid that fate… Jan Oberg January 26, 2023 The first Cold War played out between the East and the Western Occident and the East lost with the demise of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Both built – more or less faithfully – on Western mechanical thinking, one on Marx and other […]

✅ TFF Miniblog, News & Notes from 2021 till today

✅ TFF Miniblog, News & Notes from 2021 till today

Find here TFF-related media mentions, comments, videos and social media posts published elsewhere but not on this homepage. It is only a fraction we happen to catch. When it comes to video comments and debates, we recommend that you go to our Vimeo channel where many of them ar reproduced. ▪️ Global Times, January 5, […]

Farhang Jahanpour: Women are the Victors in Iranian Officials’ Trial Balloon on Abolishing the Morals Police

Farhang Jahanpour: Women are the Victors in Iranian Officials’ Trial Balloon on Abolishing the Morals Police

An account of the situation and of the worst and best-case scenarios for Iran’s future Farhang Jahanpour, TFF Associate December 7, 2022 Oxford (Special to Informed Comment) Various Iranian and foreign news agencies have reported that Iran’s Prosecutor General has announced the shutting down of the. Guidance Patrol (often referred to in the West as […]

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli, TFF Associate December 7, 2022 (The text is an adaption of an earlier article on Chinasquare.be) As one of the editors of chinasquare.be, the Dutch language site for neutral news about China, I recently set out to write about the possible prohibition by the Dutch government for ASML to export chip-making machines to […]

Jan Oberg at RT CrossTalk about NATO’s increased military supplies to Ukraine

Jan Oberg at RT CrossTalk about NATO’s increased military supplies to Ukraine

Three experts on warfare, weapons and underlying conflicts – and even some views on peace-making – after NATO foreign ministers’ summit in Bucharest. December 1, 2022 Today I participated in CrossTalk, edited and performed by Peter Lavelle on RT, formerly Russia Today. It was a delightful preparation process that made clear what it would be […]

Richard Falk: Ukraine War Evolves – Slouching Toward Armageddon

Richard Falk: Ukraine War Evolves – Slouching Toward Armageddon

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta, February 1945. Photo: US Army. Richard Falk – TFF Associate November 23, 2022 Disdaining Diplomacy, Seeking Victory Ever since the Ukraine War started on February 24, 2022, the NATO response, mainly articulated and materially implemented by the U.S., has been to pour vast quantities of oil on the flames […]

Two visual moments of historic world order change

Two visual moments of historic world order change

Jan Oberg November 20, 2022 Perhaps you have no time to read thick analytical books, but you are interested in macro-history and how the world changes right before our eyes? If so, the two clips below from 2021 and 2022 are loaded with content that speaks volumes of history, conflict and world order change. And […]

Jan Oberg in China Daily: Abolish NATO and build peace instead

Jan Oberg in China Daily: Abolish NATO and build peace instead

Jan Oberg November 18, 2022 This was published as an Op-Ed in today’s China Daily with the title “NATO shouldn’t be a bloc on road to peace.” While most organisations are evaluated and reformed as time goes by, NATO isn’t. It has become sacrosanct and criticism of its operations silenced. In Western media, it is […]

Jan Oberg: The West’s ”Sanctionitis,” Militarism and Other Self-destructive Impulses

Jan Oberg: The West’s ”Sanctionitis,” Militarism and Other Self-destructive Impulses

Jan Oberg November 18, 2022 This article was written in October for the distinguished China Investment – a magazine sponsored by China’s National Development and Reform Commission. It was published in November here in both Chinese and English. Due to the reactions to my articles there, it looks like I shall become a regular contributor […]

Jan Oberg 2016: “Ukraine as the border of NATO Expansion”

Jan Oberg 2016: “Ukraine as the border of NATO Expansion”

Jan Oberg November 3, 2022 Everything Ukraine has been predicted. Warnings about trying to get Ukraine into NATO tumbled down, not the least by leading US experts on Russia. They also said that Russia was not – could not be – a threat unless made into one. In all modesty, I said it too 6 […]

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