Humans in liberated Aleppo

Have just published the second of a series of photo stories from Syria - "Humans in liberated Aleppo". You can subscribe to this page for photo stories which ensures that you’ll get an email as soon as they are posted on my Exposure page. I’d be most grateful if you’d share this link too. And…

Thanks for the friends’ and followers’ boom

During the last two weeks I have received almost 800 friend requests on Facebook and about 1000 new followers. It's overwhelming and warms my heart beyond words. Many many thanks for your trust and support - and for not only thinking it but taking time to tell it. I can only assume that it is…

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…

“Shadow World” – on your tax money

I've felt deeply touched by Johan Grimonprez' brilliant and frightening documentary "Shadow World" which is based on Andrew Feinstein's book with the same name. I want to share it with my readers and here is all about the book and the movie. It was shown in November 2016 by Swedish Television with Swedish text but is due to…

NATO-Russia games

October 26, 2016 Yet another example of how tension build up in this New Cold War situation - instead of doing what we did during the first Cold War: trying confidence-building measures. Today too BBC announced that the US will deploy - permanently - 300 US soldiers to norther Norway, a break with Norway's policies…

U.S. nuclear policies – two world views

Last night I had the opportunity to discuss nuclear weapons with an experienced,  high-ranking security analyst who has been both a military, a scholar, an assistant secretary of defence, presidential adviser, a corporate man and now a think tank member, Lawrence J. Korb. We were discussing the issues touched upon in this and this article. I would…

The Clintons celebrated – but likely disastrous for the world

Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated last night by the Democratic Party as its candidate for the U.S. Presidency. She may well win on November 8. What a tragedy for Western democracy that the leader of what is still called the free, democratic world cannot produce better candidates than Trump and Clinton through a disgustingly commercialized…

Turkey’s coup – Another example of the West’s disintegration

Here is my take on the July 15 coup in Turkey - why it happened the way it did and what is the least unlikely hypothesis - followed by some examples of regional and international consequences this coup is bound to have. And it ends: NATO comes across as a very tired alliance that should…

EU’s so-called refugee crisis – and what should and must be done

Commenting on PressTv on July 22, 2016 after yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean. But how much did the media cover that in comparison with the Nice tragedy - and Hollande's killing of 120 innocent civilians as revenge for Nice (which at the time was not known to have any connections to ISIS or similar).

The horror in Nice and elsewhere

Jan Oberg comments on Iranian PressTV (July 19, 2016) some 11 minutes into this program. “The War On Terror is history’s most stupid and counterproductive. If the terrorism problem has increased about 80 times since 2001 we should be intellectual and decent enough to ask ourselves: What are we doing wrong? Nobody asks this question…

The French eye-for-an-eye policy

See this 24 min documentary on Al-Jazeera. Here is an example of what it tells you: "Like 10,500 other French Muslims, Halim has a "Fiche S", or S-Card, attached to his police record. This designates him as a person "representing a threat to the security of the state". I wonder what long-term consequences this sort…

Fearology and militarism – But the real enemy is us

By Jan Oberg Published on July 8, 2016, the day of the NATO Summit in Warsaw. It’s the 5th in the TFF Series “The New Cold War” Russia and NATO have offensive capacities and MIMACs (Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex) but NATO’s is a much larger potential threat to Russia than the other way around Why does an…

Much stronger than during the First Cold War: Why is NATO so irrational today?

By Jan Oberg The third article in the TFF series on The New Cold War We are witnessing a remarkable increase in tension between the US/NATO and Russia these years – and it can not only be explained by whatever we choose to think happened in Ukraine and Crimea. We find a totally new effort…

“Peace, Conflict, Democracy”

The West leaves, a multi-polar world comes Jan Øberg - Video lecture - Part 1/3

NATO’s confrontational policy

On June 15, 2016 I participated in a discussion with Mike O'Hanlon from the Brookings Institution on CCTV America - China's international TV station in the U.S. with up to 75 million viewers. The discussion was lead by Anand Naidoo. You can watch it here.

On Obama’s visit to Hiroshima – TFF PressInfo # 373

TFF PressInfo # 373: What Obama should do in Hiroshima tomorrow Articles by Jonathan Power & Richard Falk http://bit.ly/1U8PEq3 With an intro by Jan Oberg.

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