Getting out of Afghanistan

Getting out of Afghanistan

By Jonathan Power October 29, 2019 It’s the most repeated maxim in all the reportage on the war in Afghanistan: “The Americans have the watches, we, the Taliban, have the time.” “Play it again, Sam” was said in “Casablanca”. It should be played, said and listened to in Kabul and Washington today. This is America’s […]

The law against aggression

The law against aggression

By Jonathan Power July 30, 2019 In 2010 the signatory states of the International Criminal Court, established to prosecute war crimes, convened a conference to add aggression to the list of crimes the court could try. (See the Rome Statute here, the relevant provisions and definitions of the concept of “aggression” are described in Article […]

NATO expansion’s open door policy and war or peace in the Donbass

NATO expansion’s open door policy and war or peace in the Donbass

By Gordon M. Hahn July 25, 2019 NATO expansion has contributed to the causal matrix of two wars: the 2008 Georgian-South Ossetiyan/Russian Five-Day War and the ongoing Donbass civil war. The West’s April 2008 promise that both Georgia and Ukraine will become NATO members encouraged Georgian nationalism and Saakashvili’s war in South Ossetiya and consequently […]

Could there be an alternative US foreign policy?

Could there be an alternative US foreign policy?

  By Jonathan Power  October 24, 2018 At last a book that attacks the “Blob” and holes it below the water line. Whether it can sink it is another matter. I’m talking about a book published last week by the Harvard professor of international affairs, Stephen Walt, “The Hell of Good Intentions”. The “Blob” is […]

Nyt lovforslag: ”Del” dig til 12 års fængsel, hvis du deler holdning med Rusland

Nyt lovforslag: ”Del” dig til 12 års fængsel, hvis du deler holdning med Rusland

  Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen 24 oktober, 2018 Et forkert klik på ”del” ikonet på Facebook skal fremover give en staf på op til 12 års fængsel, hvis det står til den danske regering, fremgår det i et nyt lovforslag. Det afhænger selvfølgelig af omstændighederne. Eller rettere af en bestemt omstændighed. Den hedder Rusland. Forestil […]

The big American mistakes with Russia

The big American mistakes with Russia

  By Jonathan Power August 14, 2018 Two mistakes, committed on President Barack Obama’s watch, were the triggers for the end of the long post-Cold War period of good relations with Russia. They were the attack on Libya by the US, France and the UK and the subsequent killing of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gadhafi. […]

Did Trump kowtow to Putin in Helsinki?

Did Trump kowtow to Putin in Helsinki?

Jonathan Power * July 17, 2018 Russian president Vladimir Putin has been in a benign mood after a perfectly organized World Cup which gave Russians and foreigners the rare freedom to mass in the street. In response the world TV audience has looked at Russia with new eyes. Maybe there’s a new Russia coming to […]

Trump-Putin Summit

Trump-Putin Summit

(Russia President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump shake hands during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in 2017. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images) By Gordon M. Hahn 5 July, 2018 The Trump-Putin summit was successfully delayed by the liberal/neocon, Washington/NATO deep state network. By the time, Trump fought […]

Aage Bertelsen (1901 – 1980) – Danish educator for peace

Aage Bertelsen (1901 – 1980) – Danish educator for peace

  By Jan Oberg and Johan Galtung He was a tall man and a great man, a visionary, pacifist, civil resister, educator and philosopher. He took life more seriously than most and he could be playful and fun like a child. His life’s guiding principle was ”Engage in your time!” and while he wrote and […]