NATO

Around the Afghan chaos induced by the war

There are many things we don’t know about Afghanistan, many more than we do. So, we enter a realm of assumptions, based on sources more or less interested in telling us their truth. I don’t think it escapes anyone’s notice…

⏰ Seminars in the DNS-TFF series: # 5 on “The Balkans And The Purpose of NATO”

The six DNS/TFF Peace & Justice seminars during 2021 an Oberg has been invited by the Denmark-based Necessary Teacher Training College (DNS) to introduce six topics that are then discussed at a one-hour Zoom session with people at the College. Fortunately, it…

The Status of Crimea Is Far More Complicated Than Western Media Admits

“If there were a moral to be drawn from the Crimean War which might apply to the present it would be this: in a war between Russia and the West, it is the powers which keep out who will be…

Canada Enlists in the U.S. Empire

It seems the allure of empire is just too great. For many Americans, Canada is a peaceful, enlightened and progressive country with universal healthcare, affordable education, and what we thought was a slim, non-interventionist military funded by a sensible budget.…

Biden in Europe: To Contain China, Restructuring the Global Disorder

President Biden’s European sojourn has been a signal effort to restructure the global disorder to reinforce U.S. hegemony and to contain and manage China’s rise. Not limited to NATO’s new 2030 doctrine which reinforces U.S. Indo-Pacific military dominance with European…

Beware Atlantic Charters

The last time the U.S. President and UK Prime Minister announced an “Atlantic Charter” it happened in secret, without public involvement, without Congress or Parliament. It laid out plans for shaping the world upon the conclusion of a war that…

Why should new generations advocate for the abolition of NATO?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded in 1949 as an intergovernmental military alliance with the aim of defending its allies and stopping the expansion of the then Soviet Union. NATO was founded more than 70 years ago and…

NATO’s Kings of the world in the Baltic States and Poland

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter unit’s planned visit in September to World War II sites in Gdansk (Poland) devolved into a drunken escapade at an off-limits strip club, leading to the suspected drugging of a battalion executive officer who went…

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis 17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a…

War Exercise Despite Pandemic (III)

The US Army Europe and the Bundeswehr prepare for the major Defender Europe 21 large-scale exercise – targeting Russia. NATO countries are preparing for a second major “Defender Europe” exercise. Opening activities are scheduled for May. Last year’s Defender Europe…

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