Denmark’s Prime Minister admires a killing soldier’s simplistic view of good and evil

April 11, 2019 It’s Friday, April 5, 2019, at 9 PM. An entertaining talk show, “Skavlan”. A dialogue between a prime minister and a special forces soldier who has no regret having kicked in doors and “killed a lot” in Afghanistan. He justifies himself by the most primitive and long-ago debunked theory about Good and…

Peace illiteracy

And why I am switching balances from the most noble and important - but momentarily meaningless - job to something more rewarding... February 1, 2019 Just yesterday, I posted this extremely important and modest appeal - the Basel Appeal - on our foundation's homepage, The Transnational, here. It was disseminated to social media, among others,…

How many Americans has al-Assad killed?

I read dozens of articles every day about various conflict zones, commentaries, war reports and - the few times it happens - possibilities of peace. I read about Syria in particular as I have since I visited Damascus and Aleppo in December 2016. It's important that one does not, over time, develop the disease called…

Imagine a Middle East with no weapons!

Here a few comments on Erdogan's recent attack on the West for supplying arms to the Kurds. Funny that Turkey's president should accuse someone else for weaponizing a conflict. At the same time as Turkey does it and is also involved in two wars outside itself - Iraq and Syria - and one inside against…

Den nye verden

Blogartikel til Arbejderen, 23. oktober 2016 Den nuværende periode i menneskehedens historie vil blive svær at forklare for fremtidens historikere - hvis der da findes nogle. Hvordan kunne det gå så skridt så hurtigt og på alle fronter for dén Vestverden, der efter 2. verdenskrig stod med alle kortene på hånden? Hvordan kunne det amerikanske…

TFF turns 30 – Part 1 “How it all began – and why?”

The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research turns 30 on September 12, 2015. Here a good two minutes with my dear wife, Christina, and myself on that decision in 1985.

Længe leve gammeldagsen

Skal man tro Rune Lykkeberg i Politiken men det skal man jo ikke nødvendigvis så mistede Rifbjerg faktisk grebet..."Derfor blev opgøret med velfærdsstatens pædagogik og kultursyn også til et opgør med Klaus Rifbjerg, der fastholdt sine gamle standpunkter som svar til alle kritikere og insisterede på, at humoren, legen, kunsten og seksualiteten var argumenter for…

Kosovo – the West’s predictable fiasco

Baffling Kosovo mass exodus exposes domestic hardships - Al Jazeera 5% of the people have left, 100,000 this year. Funny how in the 1990s the only problems were Serbs and Belgrade. NATO bombed and forced Kosovo out of Yugoslavia. Billions of dollars have poured in from the world; EU, NATO etc. helped build the country. When…

If one could say so I would: “I’m Pope!”

After Paris attacks, Pope Francis speaks out against insulting religions: "You can't kill in the name of a religion. That is an aberration." And "You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith." Thank God there is such a wise Pope! If it couldn't be misunderstood I would…

“We Are All Charlie” – but is that story so simple?

Eleven points as a reflection on the terror in Paris and - not the least - the reactions to it*: 1. What was this an attack on? Was that attack an attack on freedom of speech as such, on democracy, even on the whole Western culture and lifestyle, as was maintained throughout? Or was it,…

Depiction of the Spiral of Violence

Or, rather, of violence against violence + terrorism against terrorism. Among the marchers against terrorism and for freedom of expression we find leaders from France, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., Israel, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrein and Ukraine. What do they have in common? A deep belief in violence - violence of various types:…

Europe’s 9/11 moment ?

I believe this is going to be an iconic image of something that will be a turning point in Europe and, likely too, the generalised West. Is this the 9/11 moment for Europe? Whether intended or not, the government leaders marching in Paris today will tomorrow begin a special 'war on terror' in Europe -…

☮ ☮ New TFF PressInfo 277 – After all this, what?

☮ ☮ New TFF PressInfo 277 – After all this, what? Messages to NATO - After Yugoslavia? After the fall of the US Empire? After NATO? And After Violence - the world needs something else…

“YUGOSLAVIA – WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ?”

►  A major event in peace and conflict research & policy studies • Three authors with 130+ man years of experience with Yugoslavia • All their writings, equivalent to 2000 A4 pages, written 1991-2014  ► Not a word changed: for anyone to see whose analyses and predictions stand the test of time • Freely accessible…

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo # 21 of March 11, 1997

"Greater NATO, Why?" Some people do not understand why the crisis and war in Ukraine is the result of a long long process of counterproductive, foolish NATO expansion decisions. Neither do they understand why I have the views on it I happen to have. Instead of decent arguments they have called me all kinds of…

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