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 […]

Royal wedding received triple the media coverage of Yemen in 2018

Royal wedding received triple the media coverage of Yemen in 2018

Photo: Shutterstock By Jim Lobe March 6, 2019 The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world’s “worst humanitarian disaster” by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minutes of coverage on the ABC, NBC, and CBS weekday evening news programs in 2018. That compared […]

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 […]

The Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam

The Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam

By Jonathan Power February 26, 2019 Kim Jong-un, paramount leader of the North Korean dictatorship, is in Vietnam ready to meet President Donald Trump. Last June the two leaders met, applauded themselves and each other and made some sort of a deal even if it wasn’t the one Trump boasted about – the total elimination […]

Has the Coming Sino-American Conflict Already Begun?

Has the Coming Sino-American Conflict Already Begun?

By Michael T. Klare February 26, 2019 In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, Destined for War, Harvard professor Graham Allison assessed the likelihood that the United States and China would one day find themselves at war. Comparing the U.S.-Chinese relationship to great-power rivalries all the way back to the Peloponnesian War of the fifth century […]

After the Trade War, a Real War with China?

After the Trade War, a Real War with China?

By Chas Freeman, Jr. February 20, 2019 Remarks to the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University St. Petersburg, Florida, 12 February 2019 I’m here at your kind invitation to discuss China, how bad our relations with it may […]

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

A conversation with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif February 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg The Western mainstream press hasn’t done much to enlighten their audiences to the plain fact that there is more than one side to a conflict between at least two. The Transnational is happy to make available some other views, particularly since […]

Avoiding War With Iran

Avoiding War With Iran

By Seyd Hossein Mousavian February 18, 2019 In his State of Union, President Trump focused his comments about the Middle East on Iran, the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), and the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria. Despite his negative rhetoric about Iran, Trump did identify some potential common ground with the government […]

Denouncing Socialism, Practicing Fascism

Denouncing Socialism, Practicing Fascism

By Richard Falk February 11, 2019 With Trump the silences are usually as expressive of his intentions as the incoherent dogmas. Indeed, his Second State of the Union Address delivered in Congress on February 5, 2019 gives a clear insight into the political mentality of tormentor in chief when it comes to the human condition. […]

Iran at Crossroads on 40th Anniversary of Its Islamic Revolution

Iran at Crossroads on 40th Anniversary of Its Islamic Revolution

By Farhang Jahanpour February 11, 2019 On February 11, 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran marks the fortieth anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. In his latest speech at a conference of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), for which he received huge fees, National Security Advisor John Bolton said: The outcome of the president’s […]

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