Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli: Western policy towards the non-Western world – From development cooperation to development obstruction

Peter Peverelli, TFF Associate December 7, 2022 (The text is an adaption of an earlier article on Chinasquare.be) As one of the editors of chinasquare.be, the Dutch language site for neutral news about China, I recently set out to write about the possible prohibition by the Dutch government for ASML to export chip-making machines to […]

Craig Murray: Biden Works to Prolong Ukraine War

Craig Murray: Biden Works to Prolong Ukraine War

Craig Murray June 17, 2022 I was in Turkey to try to further peace talks, as an experienced diplomat with good contacts there, and as a peace activist. I was not there as a journalist and much of what I discussed was with the understanding of confidence. It will be probably be some years before […]

Cyrus Janssen: Why the Asia Pacific Chose China

Cyrus Janssen: Why the Asia Pacific Chose China

Cyrus Janssen June 3, 2022 As the editor of The Transnational, I appreciate that many prefer a short video to a longer analytical text. Here is a China expert with an incredible following on Youtube – close to 236 000 subscribers! – giving you a comparative study that would be long if it were a […]

William Astore: The Last Good Guys? Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction

William Astore: The Last Good Guys? Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction

Photo by Mykola Makhlai on Unsplash William J. Astore May 27, 2022 Why has the United States already become so heavily invested in the Russia-Ukraine war? And why has it so regularly gotten involved, in some fashion, in so many other wars on this planet since it invaded Afghanistan in 2001? Those with long memories […]

Es ist töricht für Finnland und Schweden, der NATO beizutreten und sowohl die wirklichen Ursachen als auch die Folgen zu ignorieren

Es ist töricht für Finnland und Schweden, der NATO beizutreten und  sowohl die wirklichen Ursachen als auch die Folgen zu ignorieren

Jan Öberg 14.05.2022 The English versionThe Swedish versionThis German version is an unedited Google translation Hier ist, was der Westen intellektuell nicht sehen kann – inmitten seiner grenzenlos selbstgerechten, militaristischen Stimmung: Die Expansionspolitik der NATO hat den Konflikt geschaffen – und ist dafür verantwortlich . Russland hat den Krieg geschaffen – und ist dafür verantwortlich. […]

A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace

A Nordic Initiative for Peace in Ukraine and Lasting World Peace

Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Oslo April 27, 2022 Honourable Prime Ministers of the five Nordic countries Magdalena Anderson, Sweden Mette Frederiksen, Denmark Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland Sanna Marin, Finland Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway A  NORDIC  INITIATIVE FOR  PEACE IN  UKRAINE  AND  LASTING  WORLD  PEACE The war in Ukraine once again shows that the world is like a […]

Richard Falk: Make Peace, Not War, in Ukraine

Richard Falk: Make Peace, Not War, in Ukraine

Richard Falk April 4, 2022 Russia launched its massive invasion of Ukraine on February 24 flagrantly violating the most fundamental norm of international law—the prohibition of recourse to international force encroaching upon the territory of a sovereign state except in exercising the right of self-defense against a prior armed attack. Yes, there were a series […]

Kevin Gosztola: The Inevitability Of Russia’s Attack On Ukraine

Kevin Gosztola: The Inevitability Of Russia’s Attack On Ukraine

By Kevin Gosztola March 7, 2022 Editor’s note from thedissenter.org: I don’t typically use this space to weigh in on US foreign policy without connecting it somehow to whistleblowers, but as the establishment news media limits acceptable views to a very narrow spectrum of reactions, I felt the need to weigh in on Russia’s attack […]

There were alternatives: Why Russia should not have bombed Ukraine

There were alternatives: Why Russia should not have bombed Ukraine

Jan Oberg February 25, 2022 ”An eye for an eye will one day make the whole world blind.”M K Gandhi A day or two before the Russian assault on Ukraine, I wrote that Russia would NOT invade Ukraine. The news on the morning of February 24 admittedly shocked me and made me very sad: With […]

Jan Oberg: Ukraine – What Should Have Been Done? From Dangerous Militarist Thinking Towards Conflict-Resolution and Peace

Jan Oberg: Ukraine – What Should Have Been Done? From Dangerous Militarist Thinking Towards Conflict-Resolution and Peace

Jan Oberg February 24, 2022 NoteThis manuscript was finalised on February 23, about 15 hours before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. If just a little of what I describe below had been tried during the last 30 years, what we witnessed in the last months and in these hours would never have been possible. Thanks to […]

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