Josef Gregory Mahoney: “Biden’s approach to China has been a three-headed monster – compete, cooperate, contain”

Josef Gregory Mahoney: “Biden’s approach to China has been a three-headed monster – compete, cooperate, contain”

Meryem Betul Kebap October 5, 2021 Following the Cold War, the victorious USA became the hegemony power of the world. Unrivalled in many respects, the United States played a role as a superpower in international politics. As a result of the policies, it put into practice in the 1950s, China gained the power to compete […]

John Avery: Working for peace since 1954

John Avery: Working for peace since 1954

We at TFF are proud to present one of our most amazing Associates who – in so many different ways – has worked for peace over 67 years. His knowledge is encyclopaedic and covers so many fields that it is hard to grasp. Even at the age of 88 and with various health problems and […]

Jim Lobe: Europeans see US engaged in new cold war but want no part of it

Jim Lobe: Europeans see US engaged in new cold war but want no part of it

Artwork by Shubham Dhage Jim Lobe October 4, 2021 But there’s a prevailing view that the EU is more aligned with Washington’s military competition with China and Russia. Even as President Joe Biden insisted at the United Nations this week that he seeks cooperation with potential foreign rivals, most Europeans believe that the United States is already […]

⏰ The six Jan Oberg lectures and Zoominar discussions in the DNS-TFF series on global problems and solutions

⏰  The six Jan Oberg lectures and Zoominar discussions in the DNS-TFF series on global problems and solutions

1. The World After the Corona. 2. How Militarism Fuels Climate Change.3. The Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex (MIMAC).4. China, the Belt & Road Initiative And the West. 5. The Balkans and the Purpose of NATO.6. Nuclearism, the Threat of Nuclear Weapons and What To Do. Jan Oberg was invited by the Denmark-based Necessary Teacher Training College (DNS) […]

Pepe Escobar – “Welcome to Pipelineistan!”

Pepe Escobar – “Welcome to Pipelineistan!”

Pepe Escobar August 24, 2021 At one point last week, the price of a barrel of crude oil — which had risen as high as $147 last July and, with the global economic meltdown, hit a low of $32 in 2009 — rebounded above $51. Prices at the local gas pump are expected to rise as well in the […]

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

US-Afghanistan August 15, 2021: Eight conclusions and the mean words “What was it we said all the time”?

Jan Oberg August 17, 202 Back then, after September 11, 2001, in Washington and New York, everybody talked about who could have done it, how they did it and with what means. The only thing never brought to the fore was: WHY would somebody want to do something like 9/11 to the United States of […]

Internal US politics drives country’s conflict, not COVID-19 or China: former Danish diplomat

Internal US politics drives country’s conflict, not COVID-19 or China: former Danish diplomat

© Jan Oberg, “Capitol Hill, January 6, 2021” By Global Times August 7, 2021 Editor’s Note: “No alternative to the CPC in terms of people or a party with a program and a vision is known of inside or outside China,” said Carsten Boyer Thøgersen, a former diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of […]

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 […]

Survey confirms the world order is shifting, but China can still learn lessons from America

Survey confirms the world order is shifting, but China can still learn lessons from America

Photo credit: eurasia-news-online.com Tom Fowdy June 2, 2021 A US-led world order is still preferred by more countries than a Chinese one, says a new survey. However, disillusionment with Washington has risen across the globe due to its military adventurism and handling of Covid. One of the dominant themes of the 21st century has been […]

The US ‘Strategic Competition Act’ is a dangerous declaration of Cold War on China

The US ‘Strategic Competition Act’ is a dangerous declaration of Cold War on China

About a Senate bill enshrining a zero-sum approach to Beijing that will surely set us on a course of escalation. Michael D. Swaine June 14, 2021 This is the first installment in a multi-part Responsible Statecraft series on the Strategic Competition Act (S. 1169), a bill under consideration that would effectively constitute a declaration of […]

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