Why Iran Prefers the Eastern Bloc Over the West

Why Iran Prefers the Eastern Bloc Over the West

Photo: Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey   September 12, 2018 By Seyed Hossein Mousavian* As the military phase of the Syrian conflict reaches its final stages, the leaders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey met in Tehran on September 9 and reiterated in a joint statement that […]

The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict

The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict

  Thwarting the anti-dollar coalition should be Washington’s top national priority   By Gal Luft August 30, 2018   The United States is currently waging economic warfare against one tenth of the world’s countries with cumulative population of nearly 2 billion people and combined gross domestic product (GDP) of more than $15 trillion. These include […]

Intro • Regime Change: Not Iran Too!

Intro • Regime Change: Not Iran Too!

  TFF launches a new educational series on regime change in the Middle East to help prevent a repetition on Iran – #NotIranToo   By Jan Oberg August 17, 2018 TFF is about to publish a series of articles on regime change in the Middle East over the last few decades. The series has a […]

Why do they hate us? How the West creates its own enemies

Why do they hate us? How the West creates its own enemies

    From ancient Greece onward, the West has used the Eastern other as an enemy through which to identify itself.   Marco Carnelos August 22, 2018 US President Donald Trump’s administration seems to be intent on confronting the rest of the world. With a few exceptions, such as Russia (as far as Trump himself […]

Back to my USA – Are you still alive?

Back to my USA – Are you still alive?

  By Gunnar Westberg TFF Board member August 8, 2018 • Oh, my dear USA – the country where I spent six of the best years of my life, where I have paid so many visits, where I have so many friends – are you still alive, behind the Trump Curtain, or are you hiding […]

The Ugly Destination of Trump’s Iran Policy

The Ugly Destination of Trump’s Iran Policy

The MEK’s Maryam Rajavi with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani By Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s belligerent, all-caps tweet about Iran this past weekend is hardly a natural response to anything the Iranians have been saying or doing lately. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did make a speech on Sunday in which he stated, “America should know […]

Make NATO civilian and civilised

Make NATO civilian and civilised

  By Jan Oberg July 11, 2018 • This is the second of two articles about the coming end of NATO as we know it and what can be done. The first you find here. It may be good to have at least browsed that one before you read on here.   The Banality of […]

NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

  By Jan Oberg July 10, 2018 • On the occasion of the NATO Summit in Brussels and the Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki This analysis comes in two parts – one critical and one constructive: This one on “NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict” and the second on “Make NATO civilian and civilised.” My apologies […]

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Pursues Regime Change by Playing the Long Game

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Pursues Regime Change by Playing the Long Game

July 6, 2018 By Edward Hunt* • During a recent congressional hearing, the heads of three influential non-profit organizations that operate in numerous countries around the world revealed the subtle ways in which the United States meddles in the internal affairs of other countries by playing what the officials called “the long game.” The three officials—Carl […]

Gør Vesten verden bedre?

Gør Vesten verden bedre?

  Af Henrik Dahl & Jan Øberg 27. juni 2018 17 år efter 11. september og USA’s invasion af Afghanistan spørger Ræson: Gør vesten verden bedre? Chefredaktionen skriver: På en række områder har præsident Trump udfordret den traditionelle opfattelse af USA’s globale rolle, og givet sine allierede – herunder EU-landene – lejlighed til at overveje […]