How Can We Combat Militarism?

How Can We Combat Militarism?

Richard E. Rubenstein October 23, 2023 Everyone knows that the United States is the world’s leading military power, with an annual “defense” budget approaching one trillion dollars, considerably more than the arms budgets of the next 144 nations combined. The U.S. employs more than 3.5 million active military and civilian personnel and maintains more than […]

John Mearsheimer: Dark Times Ahead for Israel

John Mearsheimer: Dark Times Ahead for Israel

Screenshot from AlJazeera, October 20, 2023 October 20, 2023 This is a shortened version of a must-watch Mearsheimer lecture. You may enjoy his clear-eyed vision as if it was given recently. However… Professor Mearsheimer gave it at the March 24, 2017, Israel Lobby and American Policy conference. One indicator of good versus bad research is […]

The U.S. destruction of Nord Stream Anniversary

The U.S. destruction of Nord Stream Anniversary

The destruction of Nord Stream – Anniversary on September 26.
Keep demanding that objective investigations are made so we can get the truth about this single biggest piece of economic warfare since 1945 in Europe.

Denmark’s Prime Minister Frederiksen knows nothing about Ukraine, conflict understanding and peace, but she wants war

Denmark’s Prime Minister Frederiksen knows nothing about Ukraine, conflict understanding and peace, but she wants war

“You must remember that Russia could stop this war right now.” 35 seconds is enough to realise that Jan Oberg 22 September, 2023 This article in Danish on my online home and blog. On 6 September, Denmark’ TV2 Channel ran a 35-second clip with the Prime Minister under the headline “Mette Frederiksen: You don’t win […]

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for US President: An Introduction to the Kennedy Campaign

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for US President: An Introduction to the Kennedy Campaign

Kristin Christman, TFF Associate September 20, 2023 Kristin Christman has written a unique analysis of what Robert F. Kennedy Jr. actually stands for and what values he builds his campaign on – to become the next President of the United States. You can read it here on The Transnational. This unbiased presentation – which she […]

NATO’s Expansion Into Asia Is the Mother of Bad Ideas

NATO’s Expansion Into Asia Is the Mother of Bad Ideas

US lawmakers say the alliance’s movement into Asia is “inevitable.” It’s actually a completely avoidable, completely bad idea. Branko Marcetic September 15, 2023 A little over a century ago, rising inter-imperial tensions coupled with a complicated, evidence board–like set of alliances pulled Europe into the most disastrous, pointless war the world had ever seen up […]

Rampant Russophobia takes us down a dangerous path

Rampant Russophobia takes us down a dangerous path

Joint demonstration of the trade unions on May Day in Berlin under the slogan Unbroken Solidarity. Photography K.M.Krause via Reuters Anatol Lieven & George Beebe August 23, 2023 Demonizing Russian culture and people only makes peace in Ukraine harder to achieve and plays into Putin’s propaganda A deeply sinister and dangerous tendency has made its appearance in […]

The great transition: Non-alignment and the rise of the global south

The great transition: Non-alignment and the rise of the global south

Khalid Malik* August 8, 2023 In the 17th century, Ming China represented roughly one-third of global output, and Mughal India a little less. Together the two countries accounted for more than half of the world’s output, with a corresponding size of populations (as a proportion of the total global population). By the 1950s, Mao China […]

Running into the desert: Saudi Arabia making peace in Ukraine

Running into the desert: Saudi Arabia making peace in Ukraine

Jan Oberg July 4, 2023 This weekend, Saudi Arabia hosts an international meeting about peace in Ukraine – however, Russia is not invited. At the time of writing, it is not known whether China would – but it must be seen as very unlikely, although some participating countries pretend to say that there is a […]

How I lost faith in established media

How I lost faith in established media

By Helmut Scheben* July 18, 2023 Mass media are often unreliable, but hardly anyone has time to check the news. If news reports later turn out to be false, they are usually already burned into the hard drive of collective memory as “historical truth”. Originally published at Zeit-Fragen After the Gulf War of 1991, it […]

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