At 75 – A U.N. of the Future In A Globalized Democracy

At 75 – A U.N. of the Future In A Globalized Democracy

Jan Oberg October 24, 2020 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the world’s most important and visionary organisation, the United Nations. Everything TFF has done during its 35 years of existence has been based on one mission – namely, to promote the UN Charter’s Article 1 which states that peace shall be brought about by […]

Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

Ny bog om Johan Galtung til 90 års dagen

Jan Øberg 23. oktober 2020 Den norske arkitekt og fredsforkæmper, Susanne Urban har forfattet en righoldig bog, som netop er udkommet for at markere at en af verdens absolut ledende samfundsforskere, Johan Galtung, fylder 90 den 24. oktober 2020. Han er matematiker, sociolog, freds- og fremtidsforsker med en utrolig produktion af foredrag, artikler, gæsteprofessorater og […]

One-On-One+ with Johan Galtung

One-On-One+ with Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung 2010 © Jan Oberg Johan Galtung October 23, 2020 On the occasion of Galtung’s 90th birthday tomorrow on UN Day, we bring you a conversation he had ten years ago with Riz Khan at Aljazeera about his life. Johan and co-founder Jan Oberg have been friends and collaborated since 1974 and he’s been […]

On the coming decline and fall of the US Empire

On the coming decline and fall of the US Empire

By Johan Galtung – TFF Associate October 23, 2020 This paper was written in 2015. Republished here on the occasion of Galtung’s 90th birthday, October 24, 2020. It was originally published at TMS, Transcend Media Service 1.  Definitions and Hypotheses: An Overview Definition: An empire is a transborder Center-Periphery system, in macro-space and in macro-time, […]

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

Danmark skal sige ja til at forbyde atomvåben – og ja til meget andet

20. oktober 2020 Det er nok så tænkeligt at du aldrig har hørt om Arne Nielsen Hansen – men han er en uhyre interessant og mangfoldig nordjyde på 81 år. Du kan læse mere om ham hér. Jeg vil gerne fortælle dig at Arne er en af Danmarks mest betydende mediepersonligheder – igennem flere år […]

On the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize award

On the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize award

Fredrik HeffermehlThe Nobel Peace Prize Watch and TFF Oslo & Gothenburg, October 9, 2020 To the mediaCOMMENT – NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2020 – NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WATCH: We recognise the great value of the World Food Program, but the 2020 prize is much less ambitious than Nobel’s idea of “conferring the greatest benefit on humankind”. The […]

The lost peace discourse and the arts as a possible way out?

The lost peace discourse and the arts as a possible way out?

“Crystal Opalescent” by Jan Oberg 2020 Jan Oberg October 8, 2020 The discourse about, or for, peace has mostly disappeared over the last 2-3 decades. It applies to research (and its non-governmental funding possibilities), to politics in general and to the media.  In foreign and security politics, the intellectual level is now such that it […]

Why the US is falling – and faster than you may expect: A 40-year-old prediction coming true

Why the US is falling – and faster than you may expect: A 40-year-old prediction coming true

Image from Wikileaks Jan Oberg September 30, 2020 The unique, dominating position of the United States in the post-1945 world is well-known. It maintains this position thanks to both a very large historical goodwill capital and former glory in the eyes of generations around the world – and thanks to rampant militarism and imperialism that […]

ObergComment: The US snapback attempt – eating the cake and having it too

ObergComment: The US snapback attempt – eating the cake and having it too

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg. It alerts you to […]

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Nukes are not only history: Discuss this on August 6 and 9 and all other days

Jan Oberg August 6, 2020 It is natural and human to commemorate what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But these stories, films and photos from back then must never come to serve as a museum for just a historical event. It would also be fairly naive – now 75 years later – to believe that […]

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