Kristin Christman – Unsung Hero of Peace Research and Education

Kristin Christman – Unsung Hero of Peace Research and Education

Jan Oberg March 21, 2023 Letter from a soul-sister stranger for peace One autumn day in 2022, a mail winged into TFF’s inbox from a woman in the United States. Here first some excerpts; the first sentence reveals a sense of being in a larger world. ” I hope you’re feeling all right, even though […]

Ukraine and The Tunnel at the End of the Light

Ukraine and The Tunnel at the End of the Light

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a dizzyingly ambitious plan to connect Asia and more than 100 nations with 21st Century economic infrastructure, everything from highways and high-speed rail lines to power generation, energy pipelines, communication systems, cities, ports, and more. Robert Freeman March 16, 2023 “Light at the end of the tunnel” was an […]

Dmitry Trenin: One year on, here’s how the Ukraine conflict is changing the world order

Dmitry Trenin: One year on, here’s how the Ukraine conflict is changing the world order

© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual address to the Federal Assembly, including lawmakers of the State Duma, members of the Federation Council, regional governors and other officials, in Moscow, Russia, on February 21, 2023. Dmitry Trenin March 8, 2023 The West’s failed Ukraine strategy has empowered the Global Majority […]

Anatol Lieven: For years, Putin did not invade Ukraine. What made him finally snap in 2022?

Anatol Lieven: For years, Putin did not invade Ukraine. What made him finally snap in 2022?

Photo collage by Jan Oberg 2023 Anatol Lieven March 11, 2023 Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine and try to capture Kyiv in February 2022, and not years earlier? Moscow has always wanted to dominate Ukraine, and Putin has given the reasons for this in his speeches and writings. Why then did he not try […]

ACURA ViewPoint: Krishen Mehta: The Ukraine War viewed from the Global South

ACURA ViewPoint: Krishen Mehta: The Ukraine War viewed from the Global South

Map Shows Countries That Support Western Govt Sanctions Against Russia vs Those Who Do Not By Krishen Mehta February 22, 2023 In October 2022, about eight months after the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the University of Cambridge in the UK harmonized surveys that asked the inhabitants of 137 countries about their views of […]

Peter Peverelli: On BRICS, naval exercises and U.S. threats

Peter Peverelli: On BRICS, naval exercises and U.S. threats

Peter Peverelli, TFF Associate March 1, 2023 The US has started raising concerns about possible Chinese military support to Russia. On Feb. 20, China, Russia and South Africa begin joint naval exercises off the coast of the latter. The BRICS countries will soon meet to decide on the admission of new members. This commentary attempts […]

John Scales Avery: NATO’s Aggressive Militarism

John Scales Avery: NATO’s Aggressive Militarism

The Illegality of NATO: Violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles John Scales Avery February 27, 2023 In recent years, participation in NATO has made European countries accomplices in US efforts to achieve global hegemony by means of military force, in violation of international law, and especially in violation of the UN Charter, […]

Branko Marcetic: Mission Creep? How the US role in Ukraine has slowly escalated

Branko Marcetic: Mission Creep? How the US role in Ukraine has slowly escalated

Photo by Master Sgt. Sean M. Worrell, U.S. Air Force via ABACAPRESS.COM Branko Marcetic February 22, 2023 The Biden team has quietly blown past red lines of involvement. The question now, is how far is it willing to go. When the United States involves itself militarily in a conflict, it often finds it hard to […]

Ukraine: 1 year of war on top of 30 years of conflict escalation: The only re-armament needed is intellectual and moral – on all sides

Ukraine: 1 year of war on top of 30 years of conflict escalation: The only re-armament needed is intellectual and moral – on all sides

Beyond Russia, NATO/EU policies will prove morally wrong, unrealistic, dangerous and self-destructive. Jan Oberg February 23, 2023 Introduction: 1 year of violence on top of 30 years of conflict: Too much wrong thinking The world’s focus is on the war. On February 24, it is one year since Russia launched its so-called special military operation. […]

The Ukraine War: Think Deeper Or We Shall All Lose

The Ukraine War: Think Deeper Or We Shall All Lose

Jan Oberg February 20, 2023 This comment was written and video created for and published by China Daily on February 20, 2023. The daily also used it for a special feature with three experts, which you may read here. It has also been published by The Citizen in India. Whatever other reasons that a war […]

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