The Security Council must stop the US going to war with Iran

The Security Council must stop the US going to war with Iran

By Jonathan Power May 22, 2019 Amnesty International reported this week that an Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes. She has dedicated her life to defending women accused of removing their hijabs in public. The persecution of human rights dissidents in Iran appears to be getting […]

Distance yourself from US Iran policies or be responsible for the next catastrophe in the Middle East

Distance yourself from US Iran policies or be responsible for the next catastrophe in the Middle East

May 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg Remember President Trump’s tweet and accompanying statements by the Trump administration officials concerning Iran – as reported here by CNN on May 19, 2019. Trump’s statement amounts to a de facto declaration of war on Iran. Objectively speaking, it is a lie that Iran threatens the US. It is […]

Making the world more equal

Making the world more equal

By Jonathan Power May 15, 2019 Maybe, after all, there is an argument for saying that the world needs more violence not less if we are to make its societies more equal. This is one conclusion one can derive from Walter Scheidel’s new book, The Great Leveler. He starts from what we all know by […]

Stopping the bad being stronger than the good

Stopping the bad being stronger than the good

By Jonathan Power May 8, 2019 They hadn’t realized they were living in a world, as Barack Obama once said, is the best time to be alive in human history. Yet the bits and pieces of this information had been around for a long time and I’ve drawn on them in many of my columns. […]

Celebrate diversity and create symbiosis

Celebrate diversity and create symbiosis

By Johan Galtung May 8, 2019 There is much diversity.  Let us praise that mega aspect of our world as multipolar, passive but peaceful, coexistence of civilizations: Anglo-American; Latin American-Caribbean; Islamic; African pre-, post-colonial; European from Ireland to Russia Far East; West Asian Islamic; with Israel Jewish; Iran Persian; South Asian, SAARC, Hindu and Islamic […]

The older we get the less warlike we become

The older we get the less warlike we become

By Jonathan Power May 7, 2019 Traditionally old men have sent young men to fight the wars they have started. Today it may be somewhat different. Old men may be shying away from war while young men are still beholden to it. The world, as never before, is becoming demographically lopsided, with older people concentrated […]

Remissvar till UD: FN-konventionen mot kärnvapen

Remissvar till UD: FN-konventionen mot kärnvapen

Remissvar om Lars-Erik Lundins utredning avgivet av Fredsrörelsen på Orust 24:e april 2019 Inledning Under läsningen av utredningens 215 sidor framtonar några grundläggande drag i den världsbild och den begreppsapparat som utredaren utgår ifrån och använder. Ingen öppen redovisning eller definition görs av dessa grundläggande drag i utredningen och dess slutsatser. Här följer ett representativt […]

The power of nations

The power of nations

By Jonathan Power April 23, 2019 Let’s make America great again! Or as the prime minister of France said: Let’s make France great again. Or, as President Donald Trump conceded, let every nation in the world announce that they are going to be great again. But what makes for greatness? Over that there is a […]

India’s election 2019

India’s election 2019

By Jonathan Power April 16, 2019 Conversation with Manmohan Singh was always fascinating at the time he was prime minister of India. It was difficult to challenge his superior intellect. He could, in his calm, disciplined way, out-argue anyone. He saw where India was going with a degree of exactness that dwarfed other observers. On […]

Julian Assange: Criminal or Benefactor?

Julian Assange: Criminal or Benefactor?

See TFF’s recommended reading about Assange under the article. By Richard Falk April 15, 2019 I suppose it is of interest that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have found something to agree about – the criminal indictment of Julian Assange.  Trump is acutely vulnerable to the exposure of truth and Clinton blames her electoral defeat […]

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