Jan Oberg: Listen to Kissinger and CIA’s Burns and compare with populist platitudes

Jan Oberg: Listen to Kissinger and CIA’s Burns and compare with populist platitudes

Jan Oberg May 19, 2022 This short article aims to merely illustrate – not prove – the difference between security political intellectualism and ignorance. It does not focus on peace – theories, ideas, concept or policies – simply because none of the personalities appearing below are in the business of peace. By means of some […]

It is foolish for Finland and Sweden to join NATO and ignore both the real causes and consequences

It is foolish for Finland and Sweden to join NATO and ignore both the real causes and consequences

Jan Oberg May 12, 2022 Here’s what the West is intellectually unable – in the midst of its boundlessly self-righteous, militarist mood to see: NATO’s expansion policy created – and is responsible for – the conflict. Russia created – and is responsible for – the war. There exists no violence which is not rooted in […]

The NATO-Russia conflict played out in Ukraine and the Obvious Complicity of the US/NATO

The NATO-Russia conflict played out in Ukraine and the Obvious Complicity of the US/NATO

Cold War Against Russia – Without Debate A prophetic conversation from 2006 with professor Stephen F. Cohen (1938-2020) March 31, 2022 Read also, carefully Cold War Against Russia – Without Debate (2014)By Katrina vanden Heuvel & Stephen F. Cohen The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with […]

Jan Oberg: Stop the security intellectual disarmament – Learn to conflict and peace constructively!

Jan Oberg: Stop the security intellectual disarmament – Learn to conflict and peace constructively!

Shubham Dhage on Unsplash Jan Oberg March 4, 2022 The first draft of this article was written in mid-February, ten days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine but while the NATO-Russia conflict centred upon Ukraine was building up. Little could I know that virtually all the examples of conflict and peace illiteracy that I list […]

Ukraine crisis: Time for some peace diplomacy, visions of a better future

Ukraine crisis: Time for some peace diplomacy, visions of a better future

Jan Oberg March 3, 2022 I am happy to inform you about my latest column in China’s leading Global Times – with the title above. Read it here and when you are anyhow there, look around: Many different subjects from the Western media and many different angles from a country we all need to know […]

Jan Oberg: Ukraine, US bases in Denmark and Xinjiang

Jan Oberg: Ukraine, US bases in Denmark and Xinjiang

March 2, 2022 No, these three themes are not directly related to each other, except that they were suggested to me by Michelle Rasmussen of the Schiller Institute in Denmark when she kindly invited me to participate in a longer interview. If you prefer, you may also listen to it as podcast and read it […]

John Mearsheimer: Why is Ukraine the West’s fault?

John Mearsheimer: Why is Ukraine the West’s fault?

March 1, 2022 This is a recorded lecture from 2015 by Professor John Mearsheimer. In the perspective of what has just happened with and in Ukraine, this is simply prophetic. Here is a rather complex set of intertwined arguments that makes an incredibly clear-headed analysis – and warning. No decision-makers listened and thus, we are […]

John Pilger: “The Coming War On China” documentary from 2016

John Pilger: “The Coming War On China” documentary from 2016

This documentary by John Pilger hardly needs any introduction. It is eminently useful for public education about the history and the events in and around China that has fuelled containment for decades – elements of an understanding of the present Cold War on China that the US or NATO mainstream media will never convey to […]

NATO Expansion: Blinken and Stoltenberg lie intentionally and the media let them

NATO Expansion: Blinken and Stoltenberg lie intentionally and the media let them

Masking the truth © Jan Oberg 2022Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO’s chief Jens Stoltenberg January 13, 2022 Jan Oberg To deceive, telling half-truths, or a complete lie is nothing new in politics, particularly security in politics. But until some 20-30 years ago, I would – perhaps naively – see it as an exception. […]

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 […]

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