✅ 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. ▪️ Steigan.no and Antiglobalisten, July 30, 2022Det er tåpelig av Finland og Sverige å gå med i NATO og ignorere konsekvensene and here. ▪️ ChinaSquare.be, July 27, 2022Commentaar bij sluiting Centrum Mensenrechten VU Amsterdam ▪️ Strategic Culture […]

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Jan Oberg: Biden’s Flawed Democracy Summit

Jan Oberg: Biden’s Flawed Democracy Summit

By Jan Oberg December 29, 2021 The Summit slogan by Biden was: ”Democracy doesn’t happen by accident. We have to defend it, fight for it, strengthen it, renew it.” The first sentence is empty of meaning. The rest is confrontational – fight, be strong; someone – guess who? – threatens our democracy. And renewal was […]

Fredrik Heffermehl: The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Freedom for the Press or for the US?

Fredrik Heffermehl: The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Freedom for the Press or for the US?

Collage © Jan Oberg 2021 Fredrik Heffermehl December 9, 2021 The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize honoured press freedom and – no surprise – was welcomed by the world press. As I listened to the announcement, on October 8, an old story from the Cold War kept coming back to me: A Soviet official had been […]

Jan Oberg: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Scandal – How it fits CIA and the US ‘democracy”s global media war

Jan Oberg: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Scandal – How it fits CIA and the US ‘democracy”s global media war

Jan Oberg December 7, 2021 Imagine that the Nobel Prize in Literature is given to a book publisher or papermaker and the official motivation is that publishers or papermakers are preconditions for the writer writing and being read. Roughly, this is how the Nobel Peace Committee, reasons – unreasonably. Here’s how it legitimates that its […]

Jan Oberg: Analyses and opinion pieces for China Daily & other Chinese media

Jan Oberg: Analyses and opinion pieces for China Daily & other Chinese media

December 6, 2021 I’m happy to announce that from December 2021, I serve as a monthly contributor to China Daily. It has more than 52 million clicks online daily and about 40 million followers on social media – according to the latest (2016) data. It serves more than 330 million readers all over the world […]

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

By David Swanson – TFF Associate December 3, 2021 I’m old enough to remember when you couldn’t do a speaking event related to war and peace without being asked numerous reasonable and not so reasonable questions about 9/11 (each accompanied by a stack of DVDs and flyers presented to you as a revelation from on […]

Jan Oberg: Is Democracy Gone Forever In Italy? On the Politics of Covid Responses

Jan Oberg: Is Democracy Gone Forever In Italy? On the Politics of Covid Responses

Jan Oberg December 1, 2021 This article is based on observations sent to me by an academic friend living in Italy who wants to be anonymous, given the views it expresses in this situation. The reason we publish it here with a few comments, videos and links is that it is obviously a very serious […]

Farhang Jahanpour: On Arnold Toynbee’s “Civilisation On Trial” today

Farhang Jahanpour: On Arnold Toynbee’s “Civilisation On Trial” today

Translation of the Introduction to the New Edition of Arnold Toynbee’s Civilisation on Trial, translated into Persian by Farhang Jahanpour Farhang Jahanpour October 28, 2021 More than 45 years have passed since the publication of my translation of “Civilisation on Trial” by Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) – read the entire book in English here. When that […]

Jan Oberg: Evidently the West cannot live without enemy images. Go see a shrink so we shall all live in peace

Jan Oberg: Evidently the West cannot live without enemy images. Go see a shrink so we shall all live in peace

Jan Oberg October 27, 2021 I’m 70 now and all my life, I’ve heard that the Russians would one day make a surprise attack and, within 48 hours, occupy the Eifel Tower. Fait accompli! We in the West were weak – perhaps not right now but we would be within the next 5 years if […]

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