Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
Just out of 4,5 years of occupation hell – Photo story # 4 By Jan Oberg Unique photos from Eastern Aleppo in Syria when it was finally liberated on December 11-12, 2016. The people you see here have just come out to freedom from 4,5 years of the occupation… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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. »
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