Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research

TFF is an independent think tank, a global network that aims to bring about peace by peaceful means. It inspires a passion for peace from the grassroots to the corridors of power. TFF is an all-volunteer global network. It promotes conflict-mitigation and reconciliation in general, as well as in a more targeted way in a selected number of conflict regions - through meticulous on-the-ground research, active listening, education and advocacy. The Foundation is committed to doing diagnosis and prognosis as well as proposing solutions. It does so in a clear, pro-peace manner. www.transnational.org

05.07.2017

On the mainstream media coverage of nuclear war risks and nuclear abolition

On the mainstream media coverage of nuclear war risks and nuclear abolition

By Jan Oberg You’re probably an avid consumer of news and reports in one or more daily media – local, national or global. You want to be well-informed and say interesting things when you meet friends and colleagues. And you certainly don’t want to find out that you’ve been taken… »

30.06.2017

Washington’s new threat against Syria, Russia and Iran: Invitation to false flag operation

Washington’s new threat against Syria, Russia and Iran: Invitation to false flag operation

By Farhang Jahanpour On Monday 26th June, the White House released a statement saying that the United States had “identified potential preparations for another chemical attack by the Assad regime…” It went on to say: “If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his… »

23.05.2017

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening partnership. NATO S-G, Jens Stoltenberg, in Kuwait on January 24, 2017 By Jan Oberg The Secretary-General also said this new home’s “potential is… »

11.05.2017

Safe Zones in Syria: A double-edged sword

Safe Zones in Syria: A double-edged sword

By Farhang Jahanpour After six years of brutal conflict in Syria, hundreds of thousands of fatalities, unimaginable hardship experienced by civilians with millions displaced inside the country or becoming refugees abroad, and the destruction of most of that ancient land, the Syrian tragedy is entering a new phase. The Russian… »

11.04.2017

The U.S. attack on Syria’s al-Shayrat Airfield

The U.S. attack on Syria’s al-Shayrat Airfield

By Jan Oberg Most of the Western mainstream press has decided – in conspicuous uniformity with the U.S. foreign policy establishment – that it was the government of Syria that was responsible for the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. With no investigation undertaken, there is no empirical evidence. Perhaps logically… »

29.03.2017

Defending the UN against Trump’s erasing the UN

Defending the UN against Trump’s erasing the UN

By Richard Falk Donald Trump has articulated clearly, if somewhat vaguely and incoherently, his anti-globalist, anti-UN approach on foreign policy. For instance, in late February he told a right-wing audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference that “there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency, or… »

29.03.2017

America’s Woes and Europe’s Responsibility

America’s Woes and Europe’s Responsibility

By Farhang Jahanpour Last year’s U.S. presidential election campaign was the most acrimonious in recent history. The debates were personal and bad-tempered. Some email leaks from the Democratic National Committee showed that the committee had been actively trying to undermine Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in favor of his rival… »

08.03.2017

The U.S., Trump and the Deep State

The U.S., Trump and the Deep State

By John Scales Avery In his book, “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government”, Mike Lofgren called attention to the fact that much of the real power in Washington is not controlled by the President and members of Congress, but is… »

01.03.2017

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

By Johan Galtung Keynote: New Vision of Peace in East Asia – Sino-Japanese Peace Dialogue Nanjing, 22-23 Feb 2017 As Buddhist philosophy teaches, peace, like violence and conflict, is a relation; not an attribute of China or Japan. As Daoist philosophy teaches, in a holon like East Asia there… »

08.02.2017

Aleppo: School Children in the Factory

Aleppo: School Children in the Factory

It’s about the terrible, systematic destruction of this UNESCO World Heritage site but also about an Aleppo businessman who turned his damaged factory into a school for 1500 children. It had been damaged by the Free Syrian Army and al-Nushra who looted it and then used it as HQ. It’s… »

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