An ocean of lies about Venezuela

An ocean of lies about Venezuela

Abby Martin interviews the UN’s Rapporteur By Jan Oberg March 9, 2019 At The Transnational, we believe in diversity. And in the likelihood that world events are complex and can be seen from more than one – usually US/Western – perspective. You may have wondered why the, now retired, UN representative for Venezuela, the brilliant […]

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

By Jan Oberg February 28, 2019 Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been achieved, you can turn to the specific […]

China at the Munich Security Conference 2019: A positive vision

China at the Munich Security Conference 2019: A positive vision

“Working for a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind by Promoting International Cooperation and Multilateralism” By Yang Jiechi February 18, 2019 MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) – Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign […]

IAEA reconfirms Iran commitment to nuclear deal

IAEA reconfirms Iran commitment to nuclear deal

Or just how unreasonable US policies against Iran are January 31, 2019 on Press TV President Trump doesn’t accept the view of Iran and its behaviour that is stated in the report from the National Intelligence Office. He characterizes his intellligence people as “extremely passive and naive” and says – “Be careful of Iran. Perhaps […]

Trump is building up the US’s nuclear firepower

Trump is building up the US’s nuclear firepower

By Jonathan Power January 31, 2019 The number of nuclear weapons possessed by the US and Russia is a fraction of what it was during the height of the Cold War. Successive presidents on both sides, since the time of John F.  Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, have feared their destructive power. Their supposed value, so […]

Finally, elections in the Congo

Finally, elections in the Congo

By Jonathan Power December 27, 2018 The general election has been postponed yet again. Will this country, the largest and potentially the richest in Africa, ever escape from its continuous dictatorship, and its propensity to civil war? It’s not so long ago that Susan Rice, then the US’s Ambassador to the United Nations, was talking […]

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This not the time to just laugh!

President Trump’s disturbing speech at the UN: This  not the time to just laugh!

  By Farhang Jahanpour September 26   Last year I wrote that Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly was perhaps the worst speech ever delivered from that podium, certainly by a Western leader. This year he surpassed himself. Why is there no rule to say that someone who openly violates the basic norms of […]

Att arbeta med Kofi Annan

Att arbeta med Kofi Annan

Av Christian Hårleman* 1:a september 2018 Våren 1992 blev jag ombedd att som militär rådgivare arbeta i Departement of Peacekeping Operations (DPKO). Det var inte helt oväntat sedan jag de föregående tre åren hade arbetat i New York med peacekeeping vid dels International Peace Academy (IPA) och dels vid UN Institute for Training and Research […]

Zarif’s Response to Pompeo’s 12 demands

Zarif’s Response to Pompeo’s 12 demands

  Following is the response of Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s 12 demands from Iran. On May 21, Pompeo set 12 conditions for Iran to follow in order for the United States to agree to a new nuclear deal with Tehran.   By Mohammad Javad Zarif  […]

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

Law Not War: Listen very carefully to Ben Ferencz

  By Jan Oberg August 13, 2018 This is literally a unique experience of extraordinary educational value: Listen to 98-year old Ben Ferencz sharing his crystal clear perception of the human stupidity of war – all wars – and how he sees the situation of humanity. He remains a realist, he says, with more optimism […]

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