Why war?

Why war?

John Scales Avery TFF Associate July 14, 2021 I would like to announce the publication of a book which discusses the reasons why the institution of war continues to threaten human civilization and the biosphere, and the steps that might be taken to rid the world of war. The book may be downloaded and circulated […]

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

Comment by Jan Oberg June 30, 2021 On June 26, I gave this comment to Iran’s PressTV concerning the drawn-out negotiations in Vienna. The US under Trump left the nuclear agreement – the JCPOA – unilaterally and all it has to do is, simply, to rejoin it unilaterally. It cannot have a legitimate role standing […]

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Macedonia’s NATO membership: On the frontline?

Biljana Vankovska, TFF Associate June 22, 2021 There is a comprehensive, independent-minded “alternative” analysis of NATO’s crisis in general and the membership of North Macedonia in it. Dr Vankovska writes in the intro to her analysis that: “North Macedonia (hereafter in the text, Macedonia) was officially admitted to NATO on 27 March 2020 as its […]

Lend Self-Destructive U.S. a Hand

Lend Self-Destructive U.S. a Hand

Jan Oberg June 22, 2021 Empires come and go. Innovation, vision and power lead to their establishment. If they have good carrying capacity they spread, grow and mature. Their relative power begins to increase, ascendance in more than one field, then consolidation on top–a very dangerous moment when you are second to none–extension and peak […]

Peacebuilders – know, follow, learn from and honour these unsung heroes

Peacebuilders – know, follow, learn from and honour these unsung heroes

Lea Suter, TFF Associate June 21, 2021 Lea Suter, founder of “PeacePrints – Following the Footprints of Peacebuilders” for Peace Reporting on Post-Conflict Countries, Switzerland – and new TFF Associate. Lea has been working in the area of international relations since 2011. First, for the UN, later for a think tank on foreign policy and […]

Eisenhower rejected military chiefs’ demand for nuclear war on China, a classified account of ’58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals

Eisenhower rejected military chiefs’ demand for nuclear war on China, a classified account of ’58 Taiwan Strait crisis reveals

Gareth PorterTFF Associate June 1, 2021 A previously censored account of the 1958 Taiwan Strait crisis that was sponsored by the Pentagon has been published in full by the leaker of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg. The report provides a hair-raising portrait of a reckless US military leadership relentlessly pressing President Dwight Eisenhower for the authority to […]

Fame or Shame? Norway, new US bases and the Nobel Peace Prize

Fame or Shame? Norway, new US bases and the Nobel Peace Prize

US Marines participating in the Cold Response 2016 exercise (Torbjørn Kjosvold/Norwegian Armed Forces) Fredrik S. Heffermehl May 31, 2021 USS “Stoltenberg” – Norway, now the newest US aircraft carrier Some years back Norwegian foreign minister Thorvald Stoltenberg took wise steps to reduce confrontation with Russia through a Barents Council for civilian cooperation. This was in […]

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

Do We Really Want a Second Cold War?

May 23, 2021 Richard Falk, TFF Associate Prefatory Note: The post below is a slightly modified version of Policy Paper #4 RESPONDING TO CHINESE VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, published previously on the website of the Committee for a Sane China Policy. It reflects my view that the protection of human rights is being geopolitically manipulated to […]

🟥 BREAKING – The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda

BREAKING

🟥  BREAKING – The Xinjiang Genocide Determination As Agenda

A Critical Analysis Of A Report By The Newlines Institute And The Raoul Wallenberg Center Gordon Dumoulin, Jan Oberg and Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research, TFF, Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 April 27, 2021 © TFF 2021 On March 8, 2021, the Newlines […]

One way to counter Western Sinophobic Cold and Warm wars on China: Citizens’ bridge-building

One way to counter Western Sinophobic Cold and Warm wars on China: Citizens’ bridge-building

Jan Oberg May 18, 2021First version – to be revised I was recently asked by Abhishek Bhaya at CGTN – China Global Television Network, see Wikipedia here and the network itself here with about 150 million followers across the globe – whether, as a peace researcher, I had any ideas what decision-makers in both the […]