Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, June 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) August 31, 2020 By Niranjan Jose The relationship between China and Iran has been in the spotlight recently. A huge, 25-year deal is reportedly being considered that would see $400 billion of Chinese […]

Facing the Global Crisis – What Must Be Done?

Facing the Global Crisis – What Must Be Done?

By Richard Falk, TFF Associate Januar 22, 2020 Prefatory Note: The post below is a somewhat amplified version of an interview with C. J. Polychroniou, journalist and professor of political economy at West Chester University, which was published on January 7, 2020, in the online journal, Global Policy. As the interview was conducted in December […]

The US makes bad mistakes in the Persian Gulf

The US makes bad mistakes in the Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Power June 19, 2019 In 1980 in his State of the Union address President Jimmy Carter said: “Any attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States and such an assault will be repelled by any […]

The Security Council must stop the US going to war with Iran

The Security Council must stop the US going to war with Iran

By Jonathan Power May 22, 2019 Amnesty International reported this week that an Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes. She has dedicated her life to defending women accused of removing their hijabs in public. The persecution of human rights dissidents in Iran appears to be getting […]

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

Iran at the Munich Security Conference 2019

A conversation with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif February 20, 2019 By Jan Oberg The Western mainstream press hasn’t done much to enlighten their audiences to the plain fact that there is more than one side to a conflict between at least two. The Transnational is happy to make available some other views, particularly since […]

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 […]

Why it would be self-defeating for the US to scrap the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)

Why it would be self-defeating for the US to scrap the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)

  By Jan Oberg Comment on PressTV, February 17, 2018  

Iran should give the US no pretext for military action

  By Jan Oberg A few comments in advance of President Trump’s speech on January 11 concerning the nuclear deal, JCPOA, with Iran and why it would be stupid of him to isolate the US by violating the agreement’s letter and spirit. Iran’s response will also be very important and here it is essential to […]

What has brought Iranians into the streets? In a word, the economy

What has brought Iranians into the streets? In a word, the economy

    By Scott Peterson • In the outpouring of anger by thousands of Iranian protesters, people have died and the country’s foreign policy and top leaders have been denounced. But the driving factor is the economy above all, say analysts. January 2, 2018 London—The violent protests in Iran that entered their sixth day Tuesday […]

The Case Against Iraqing Iran

The Case Against Iraqing Iran

  By David Swanson • The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points: Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter. Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Have you seen Iraq lately? Have you […]