Richard Falk: Everything went wrong in Afghanistan

Richard Falk: Everything went wrong in Afghanistan

Listen to this article Richard Falk September 14, 2021 Modified responses on Aug. 23rd to questions posed by Zahra Mirzafarjouyan, Mehr News Agency, and originally published on Falk’s homepage. • 1 Why could the Taliban capture Kabul and gain power so rapidly without considerable resistance from people and the army? The U.S. led NATO Afghan […]

Jan Oberg: September 11 Twenty Years Later. What The US Should Have Done

Jan Oberg: September 11 Twenty Years Later. What The US Should Have Done

© Jan Oberg 2021 September 11, 2021 Can be read together with this article which contains all the documentation When people ask me what I think of “9/11” my answer has always been: “I have not done any research on it myself but to me the official explanation leaves too many questions unanswered, such as: […]

Afghanistan and the Mainstream Media Manipulation Methods

Afghanistan and the Mainstream Media Manipulation Methods

Jan Oberg August 22, 2021 When it comes to Western mainstream media’s coverage of international affairs, I would today dare the hypothesis that 10-20% is truthful, 20-30% is fake and narratives and 50-70% is omitted (see definition in point 2 below). This is not a scientific statement or hypothesis that I have tested empirically; rather, […]

Pepe Escobar – “Welcome to Pipelineistan!”

Pepe Escobar – “Welcome to Pipelineistan!”

Pepe Escobar August 24, 2021 At one point last week, the price of a barrel of crude oil — which had risen as high as $147 last July and, with the global economic meltdown, hit a low of $32 in 2009 — rebounded above $51. Prices at the local gas pump are expected to rise as well in the […]

Jeffrey Sachs on the stupidity of the US war on Afghanistan

Jeffrey Sachs on the stupidity of the US war on Afghanistan

Brilliant cartoon from 2010… August 23, 2021 Jeffrey Sachs is professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He’s a leading intellectual on global economic affairs in general and sustainable development in particular. Here he chooses the unusual way of communicating: Instead of going into a lot of “academic” issues and […]

What the West gets wrong about China

What the West gets wrong about China

Rana Mitter and Elsbeth Johnson August 23, 2021 Many people have wrongly assumed that political freedom would follow new economic freedoms in China and that its economic growth would have to be built on the same foundations as in the West. The authors suggest that those assumptions are rooted in three essentially false beliefs about modern China: […]

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

Jan Oberg August 17, 202 Back then, after September 11, 2001, in Washington and New York, everybody talked about who could have done it, how they did it and with what means. The only thing never brought to the fore was: WHY would somebody want to do something like 9/11 to the United States of […]

How to understand China and the role of its Party

How to understand China and the role of its Party

“There is virtually zero knowledge or understanding of the Chinese Communist Party in the West. It is seen as a clone of the Soviet Communist Party. In reality, it is entirely different. It has been extraordinarily successful, not just transforming China but is also in the process of changing the world. Everyone needs to know […]

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 […]

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 […]

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