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

13.01.2017

Syria and Aleppo – Old news media falling

Syria and Aleppo – Old news media falling

A moment of world history missed by quite a few I was in Aleppo December 10-14, 2016 and the Eastern part was finally liberated on the 12th. Beyond any doubt, this was a world historic moment: because of Aleppo’s importance as city in Syria and the Middle East, its status… »

10.01.2017

Aleppo’s Evil Humanitarians Photo Story # 3

Aleppo’s Evil Humanitarians Photo Story # 3

By Jan Oberg, TFF director – Lund, Sweden, January 9, 2017 Unique photos with text from Aleppo’s Jibrin reception center for people finally liberated in Eastern Aleppo December 11-12, 2016. Documentation of the fact that it was the Syrian authorities, the Syrian Army, Russian doctors, the Syrian Red Crescent and… »

11.09.2016

9/11 Anniversary: What could have been!

9/11 Anniversary: What could have been!

And today’s article by TFF Board member Farhang Jahanpour reminds us about the lack of institutional learning from the mistakes. One is tempted to quote Einstein on nuclear weapons – “and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe…” Fifteen years ago on 9/11, Al Qaeda terrorists changed… »

09.09.2016

TFF PressInfo # 385 – How did Western Europe cope with a much stronger Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact?

TFF PressInfo # 385 – How did Western Europe cope with a much stronger Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact?

By Jan Oberg, TFF Series ”The New Cold War” # 6 How did Western Europe survive the much stronger Soviet Union & Warsaw Pact 30-40 years ago? A pact that had about 70% of NATO’s military expenditures where today’s Russia has 8%? How did we get on after… »

30.07.2016

Independent perspectives on Turkey

Independent perspectives on Turkey

  Independent perspectives on Turkey By TFF Associates  Turkey is a NATO member, the second largest militarily. It hosts 50 nuclear weapons at a base about hundred kilometres from the Syrian border – ISIS territory. Each of these has a capacity 10 x the Hiroshima bomb. Great to have them there… »

09.07.2016

Fearology and militarism but the real enemy is us

Fearology and militarism but the real enemy is us

The 5th article in TFF’s series “The New Cold War” NATO’s Summit begins today in Warsaw and there is a need for the alliance to mitigate its internal divisions and the relative weakening of the West by uniting outward on one thing: that lone Russia is a huge threat to… »

08.07.2016

Cheating Moscow – NATO’s dangerous expansion

Cheating Moscow –  NATO’s dangerous expansion

Cheating Moscow – NATO’s dangerous expansion, is the fourth article in TFF’s series “The New Cold War”.  By Jonathan Power,  Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research Associate. NATO’s Summit takes place this coming weekend in Warsaw. Warsaw is the Polish capital that gave name to the Warsaw Pact established there… »

29.04.2016

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

In Prague, Obama significantly noted that “..as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” [emphasis added] In the 1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear… »

28.04.2016

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 1

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 1

If Obama visits Hiroshima – Part 1 By Richard Falk, TFF Associate There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. »

22.10.2015

Iran – Inside, history, relations with the West and the nuclear treaty

Iran – Inside, history, relations  with the West and  the nuclear treaty

TFF PressInfo # 346 Lund, Sweden, October 21, 2015 It is with pleasure we send you ten recent articles about Iran, the West and the background to the treaty concluded about Iran’s nuclear technology.  They are written by Dr. Farhang Jahanpour, Oxford University, who is… »

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