The US has Saudi Arabia over a barrel

The US has Saudi Arabia over a barrel

By Jonathan Power January 1, 2019 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman remains at large, the unapologetic murderer (according to the CIA) of the respected dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Even though President Donald Trump came close to accusing him of the deed, he has pulled back, citing Saudi Arabia’s importance as an oil producer and arms […]

Finally, elections in the Congo

Finally, elections in the Congo

By Jonathan Power December 27, 2018 The general election has been postponed yet again. Will this country, the largest and potentially the richest in Africa, ever escape from its continuous dictatorship, and its propensity to civil war? It’s not so long ago that Susan Rice, then the US’s Ambassador to the United Nations, was talking […]

Can Trump Survive Syria, Mattis, Stock Market Fall, & Friedman’s ‘Watershed Moment’?

Can Trump Survive Syria, Mattis, Stock Market Fall, & Friedman’s ‘Watershed Moment’?

By Richard Falk December 27, 2018 I have long believed that the three red lines in Washington that no elected president can significantly transgress without being ejected from the Oval Office are unwavering support for the priorities of Wall Street, the Pentagon, and Israel. With the announced withdrawal of American troops in Syria (and their […]

What the Shah’s son should do – instead of siding with Trump

What the Shah’s son should do – instead of siding with Trump

By Farhang Jahanpour December 20, 2018 After a long period of relative silence, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the deposed Iranian Shah who has lived in the United States for more than 40 years, recently made a rare public appearance, calling for a U.S.-backed regime change in Iran. Speaking at the pro-Israel Washington Institute for […]

The Problems of Democracy

The Problems of Democracy

By Jonathan Power December 18, 2018 In the Western world, there is a constant debate about democracy. In the US the Democrats charge quite correctly that the House’s constituencies are gerrymandered against them. Then there’s the insoluble issue of the Senate’s anti-democratic bias where its numbers are tilted against the Democrats by the fact that […]

Time for another referendum

Time for another referendum

By Jonathan Power December 12, 2018 The whole debate about Brexit has had a weird quality about it from beginning to end. Prime Minister Theresa May voted in the referendum two and half years ago to remain in the European Union but then as a quid pro quo for being made prime minister she has […]

Compassion in the Media and Politics: Why the language we use matters?

Compassion in the Media and Politics: Why the language we use matters?

By Brajna Greenhalgh December 11, 2018 I have to admit that the most unforgiving relationship I hold is the one with the media. This may not come as a surprise as one doesn’t need to look further than a front page of any media platform to see that the media has become an increasingly hostile […]

At 70: A few problems with the human rights concept

At 70: A few problems with the human rights concept

By Jan Oberg December 10, 2018 Today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. All reason to celebrate. Without the norms embedded in this extremely important document, humankind would be much worse off. Because normativity is important even though it is only words. It enables us to make those who violate human rights accountable. […]

Klipp banden med NATO och stoppa vapenexporten

Klipp banden med NATO och stoppa vapenexporten

Av Ola Friholt, TFF Associate Sverige borde klippa banden med den västliga militäralliansen Nato. Dessutom ska vapenexporten till USA, Saudiarabien och andra krigförande länder stoppas, skriver fredsaktivisten Ola Friholt. Vi 55 deltagare vid utdelningen av ”Folkets fredspris i enlighet med Nobels testamente” till Agneta Norberg yrkar härmed att Sveriges riksdag och regering snarast avvecklar sitt […]

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

So Trump thinks the military expenditures level is ‘crazy’

By Jan ObergDecember 6, 2018 How interesting! President Trump tweets on December 3, that he believes that the present level of military expenditures are ‘crazy’ – and he wants to talk with China and Russia about reducing them. I was asked by Russia Today to comment on that and here is what I said – […]

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