Jan Oberg: Civilisation’s challenge – US imperial decline without global destruction

Jan Oberg: Civilisation’s challenge – US imperial decline without global destruction

Jan Oberg June 6, 2022 A shorter version was printed as my column in China Daily on the same day here. Empires go up and then they go down. None lasts forever. Imperial falls can be very dangerous. The Soviet Union dissolved thirty years ago. The US Empire is next in turn. In contrast to […]

Cyrus Janssen: Why the Asia Pacific Chose China

Cyrus Janssen: Why the Asia Pacific Chose China

Cyrus Janssen June 3, 2022 As the editor of The Transnational, I appreciate that many prefer a short video to a longer analytical text. Here is a China expert with an incredible following on Youtube – close to 236 000 subscribers! – giving you a comparative study that would be long if it were a […]

Edward Curtin: It’s About Time

Edward Curtin: It’s About Time

Photo by Jiyeon Park on Unsplash Edward Curtin May 19, 2022 Isn’t it always? With the start of World War III by the United States “declaring” war against Russia by its actions in Ukraine, we have entered a time when the end of time has become very possible. I am speaking of nuclear annihilation. I look down […]

Jan Oberg on RT about Finland, Sweden and NATO

Jan Oberg on RT about Finland, Sweden and NATO

May 16, 2022 Sunday the 15th, 2022, I was asked to comment from a peace research point of view on Finland and Sweden’s moves to become full members of NATO. I gladly do so since it is a long time since I commented on anything on RT. For those who think that it is surprising […]

Truth is out: NATO wants to become even more superior and cripple and cancel Russia through Ukraine

Truth is out: NATO wants to become even more superior and cripple and cancel Russia through Ukraine

Step-by-step NATO’s conflict with Russia is becoming more clear – past, present and future. Ukraine was always unimportant to the West except as a pawn in its game. The conflict and the war will increasingly acquire their own unstoppable dynamics towards devastation of Europe, if not the world. Unless somebody now stops to think: Where […]

Martin Jacques: India’s distancing from US over Ukraine crisis has deeper implications

Martin Jacques: India’s distancing from US over Ukraine crisis has deeper implications

Photo: GT Martin Jacques April 16, 2022 The overwhelming assumption in the West is that the world, with a few exceptions, is strongly opposed to Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. The West itself, including the great majority of Europe, seems to be of one voice in its condemnation. But worldwide the picture is rather more […]

Pepe Escobar: Say hello to Russian gold and Chinese petroyuan

Pepe Escobar: Say hello to Russian gold and Chinese petroyuan

Russia says half its gold assets were frozen – is this for real or a slick play by Moscow? Photo Credit: The Cradle Pepe Escobar March 29, 2022 The Russia-led Eurasia Economic Union and China just agreed to design the mechanism for an independent financial and monetary system that would bypass dollar transactions. Originally posted […]

Jan Oberg: NATO/Russia conflict in Ukraine: The West’s spinal cord reaction will prove extremely self-destructive

Jan Oberg: NATO/Russia conflict in Ukraine: The West’s spinal cord reaction will prove extremely self-destructive

Jan Oberg March 22, 2022 A Danish version of this on Oberg’s blog Self-righteous spinal hatred, the inner Russophobic swine dog as well as lawlessness in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will harm the Western world itself and hasten its decline and fall The term “inner swine dog” means, according to the English dictionary, […]

Gordon Hahn: “There is no threat of NATO expansion to Ukraine” and “NATO will not expand one inch beyond Eastern Germany”

Gordon Hahn: “There is no threat of NATO expansion to Ukraine” and “NATO will not expand one inch beyond Eastern Germany”

Gordon M Hahn March 9, 2022 One of the ideational-cultural causes of the NATO-Russian crisis is what one author has called American hubris. This is a neo-imperial attitude engendered in the U.S. as a result of America’s post-Cold War status, now waning, as the lone superpower. Originally posted on Gordon Hahn’s homepage on March 3rd, […]

Edward Curtin: Nostalgic for the future

Edward Curtin: Nostalgic for the future

Edward Curtin February 11, 2022 Despite its pedigree as a fundamental element in civilization’s greatest stories, nostalgia has come to be associated with treacly sentimentality, defeatism, and spurious spiritual inclinations.  Homer, Vergil, Dante, the Biblical writers, and their ilk would demur, of course, but they have been dead for a few years, so progress’s mantra […]

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