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27.11.2020

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

During the Cold War, Latin American intellectuals found solace in communist Prague

Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Amado, and Pablo Neruda were among the illustrious visitors Before COVID-19, Prague was visited every year by millions of tourists looking for cheap beer and spectacular architecture. In the 1950s, on the other hand, the capital of then-Czechoslovakia attracted a very different crowd of travelers: Leftist intellectuals from… »

07.10.2020

President Carter, Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth?

President Carter, Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth?

By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Conor Tobin’s January 9, 2020 Diplomatic History[1] article titled: The Myth of the ‘Afghan Trap’: Zbigniew Brzezinski and Afghanistan[2] attempts to “dismantle the notion that President Jimmy Carter, at the urging of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, aided the Afghan Mujahedin intentionally to lure… »

10.12.2018

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

Trump Has Been Broken by the Military/Security Complex

by Paul Craig Roberts, Dec 9, 2018  In order to protect himself from the military/security complex, President Trump has abandoned his intention of normalizing relations with Russia. Just as the neoconservative ideology needs US hegemony, the military/security complex needs an enemy to… »

27.09.2018

NATO and armamentism

NATO and armamentism

by Silvia Swinden NATO’s roots go back to the fateful day when the US dropped its A-bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In order to neutralise the opinions of people like Eisenhower, who knew that the Japanese were looking for ways to surrender and there was no… »

20.03.2017

World Politics-Economics Right Now

World Politics-Economics Right Now

By Johan Galtung The net conclusion? The enormous US imbalance: no longer winning wars, less political clout, economically bankrupt but still powerful, shaping the world culturally. Wise US policy would celebrate the last two; unwise policy would Make America Great Again-military-political, as Trump wants. Drop “Again” Mr. Trump, Make America… »

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… »

06.09.2016

Laos and the US: blood and secrets

Laos and the US: blood and secrets

Barack Obama is the first US President to visit Laos. Yet Laos has a long and painful history with the US, stretching back over 50 years. And this history is made up of a secret war, a secret army and a secret city. The history of the US intervention in… »

10.07.2016

Time to rethink NATO

Time to rethink NATO

This article is republished with kind permission of Alice Slater.  Credit goes to the Hill’s Congress Blog and the original article can be found here. Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should… »

22.06.2016

‘Hate Is Mainstreamed, Walls Are Back, Suspicion Kills’

‘Hate Is Mainstreamed, Walls Are Back, Suspicion Kills’

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – “Hate is becoming mainstreamed. Walls – which tormented previous generations, and have never yielded any sustainable solution to any problem – are returning. Barriers of suspicion are rising, snaking… »

10.06.2016

The New Cold War

The New Cold War

Introduction to a series: The New Cold War  By Dr. Farhang Jahanpour, Excerpts: “There are many ominous signs that dark clouds are gathering over international relations, from the South China Sea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea to the Middle East, and… »

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