Chris Hedges: A return to permanent war is here – First it will bankrupt America, then destroy it

Chris Hedges: A return to permanent war is here – First it will bankrupt America, then destroy it

When Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene are the only people objecting to endless war, it’s all gone wrong Editor’s noteThis article was published by “salon” on May 26, 2022. Perhaps better than any other short analysis, it describes and summarises the present situation in the United States of America. For me as editor of […]

Shastri Ramachandaran: Ukraine War – Some home truths for the West 

Shastri Ramachandaran: Ukraine War – Some home truths for the West 

Shastri Ramachandaran TFF Associate September 20, 2022 As the war in Ukraine grinds on, the US-led West is discovering that defeating Russia was easier said than done. The West is now realising that: the war will drag on for longer than foreseen; the US and Europe cannot keep boosting President Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime with a […]

Jeffrey Sachs: “The West’s false narrative about Russia and China”

Jeffrey Sachs: “The West’s false narrative about Russia and China”

Jeffrey Sachs By Amy Goodman (*) – Democracy Now! September 19, 2022 Jeffrey Sachs: “Dangerous” U.S. Policy & “West’s False Narrative” Stoking Tensions with Russia, China GUESTS: Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, president of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, sustainable development solutions advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres, […]

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson: How to Oppose Both Sides of a War

David Swanson TFF Associate September 6, 2022 It’s tricky to oppose both sides of a war, and rarer even than supporting both sides. The weapons dealers support both sides. In obedience to their televisions, people all over the world spend a great deal of time expressing the opinions dished out by those televisions regarding a […]

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Cameron Leckie: Ukraine – The demise of the West

Yet ‘experts’ still cling to the narrative that Ukraine can somehow ‘win.’ If Ukraine can hang on for just a few more months. Image: iStock Cameron Leckie August 24, 2022 The more events proved them to be wrong, the stronger their defences became against admitting this to be the case’ – Norman Dixon (On the […]

John Menadue: Our dangerous ally could drag us into war with China

John Menadue: Our dangerous ally could drag us into war with China

Image: Wikimedia Commons By John Menadue August 23, 2022 The most likely way we could get into a war with China is if we continue to act as a proxy or deputy sheriff for the US in the region. Nancy Pelosi is doing her best to provoke China. Malcolm Fraser was right about ‘our dangerous ally’. […]

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

TFF’s “Behind The Smokescreen” Report

Gordon Dumoulin Jan Oberg Thore Vestby The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Lund, Sweden • TFF@transnational.org • The Transnational • Ph +46 (0)738 525200 • August 6, 2021 • © TFF 2021 Photo: Yiran Ding, Shanghai, Splash 丁亦然 Download and share this report as PDF Table of Content IntroductionThe China Cold War Agenda as […]

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Chris Hedges: NATO – The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet

Together We Are Wrong — by Mr Fish By Chris Hedges August 4, 2022 The massive expansion of NATO, not only in Eastern and Central Europe but the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia, presages endless war and a potential nuclear holocaust. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends […]

Adam Tooze: Why Joe Biden failed

Adam Tooze: Why Joe Biden failed

In just 18 months, his ambitious agenda has been demolished – along with his popularity. Where did the president go wrong? Adam Tooze – in The New Statesman July 26, 2022 In the summer of 2022 a trip to Washington DC can seem like a visit to the scene of a disaster foretold. Having removed […]

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk July 21, 2022 The U.S. Government at the highest level criticized Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, because she went to China on a mission to develop opportunities for cooperation with respect to the protection of human rights. I found that criticism appalling at the time. The mission had been […]

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