The BAN Treaty – it’s significance and why some have isolated themselves from civilisation

A debate on PressTV between Jan Oberg and Jim Walsh, MIT Here is a link to a partial transcript

Konfliktanalyse og fred i Syrien

Frederikhavns Lokalradio ved den utr√¶ttelige, humanistiske Arne Hansen: H√łr den erfarne fredsforsker Jan √ėbergs r√•d til alle interesseret i at skabe fred og afsp√¶nding. Stormagterne har kompromitteret sig mht. Syrien historisk og aktuelt. Ogs√• derfor m√• vi i stedet styrke FN til at inds√¶tte hundrede til halvanden hundrede tusind mand til neutralt at afv√¶bne alle [...]

Svenska försvarsmaktens desinformation

F√∂rsvarsminister Peter Hultqvist och √ĖB Micael Byd√©n skriver p√• DN Debatt om "Risk f√∂r desinformation om milit√§r√∂vningen Aurora" Och det √§r d√• just vad de sj√§lva sysslar med. Inte ett ord om att det kr√§vs tv√• till att konflikta med varandra. Inte ett ord om NATO:s expansion stick i st√§v med givna l√∂ften till Gorbachev. [...]

Syria – two perspectives illustrated

"The Debate" of April 16, 2017 on Iran's PressTV between Richard Millett and myself is important to me. I think it will be for you too in the sense of clarifying two approaches and positions on Syria. Its focus is on the difference in media coverage of the terrible events in Khan Seykhoun and al-Rashideen [...]

The US/NATO confrontation with Russia is dangerous

TFF LiveApril 12, 2017 The secretaries of state, Tillerson and Lavrov meet today. We seem to enter a stage of what must appropriately be perceived as a frosty new Cold War. In the worst of cases this can lead to a new Cuban Missile Crisis. God forbid! https://www.facebook.com/obergpeace.artphotographics/videos/204607170030638/

“Vittnesrapport fr√•n Aleppo, en annorlunda konfliktanalys och v√§gar till fred i Syrien”

Videoinspelning av Jan √Ėbergs f√∂redrag i Stockholm februari 2017 Inspelningen √§r uppdelad i tv√• delar: Del 1: Vittnesrapport fr√•n Aleppo60 min. Del 2: Debatt och v√§gar till fred i Syrien45 min. Bakgrund10-14:e december 2016 vistades Jan √Ėberg i Aleppo. Med sin unika erfarenhet fr√•n staden ifr√•gas√§tter han den g√§ngse massmediarapporteringen, argumenterar f√∂r ett nytt s√§tt [...]

Keep focus on Aleppo and global dimensions of Syria

Soldiers and volunteers from Aleppo University hand out food to IDPs having come in from Eastern Aleppo. December 14, 2016 ¬© Jan Oberg 2016   TFF PressInfo # 405  Lund, Sweden - February 24, 2017Failed conflict analysis To analyse a conflict is as necessary as the diagnosis for the doctor: You either get to a [...]

Discussing NATO with a former U.S. Ass. Sec. of Defence

A 30 min debate about NATO, Ukraine, Crimea, Yugoslavia, Syria the eternal enemy images and the - obsolete - philosophy on which NATO builds. Time for something new, I argue in the debate with former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence under Reagon, Mr. Lawrence J. Korb who at the time was in command of 70% [...]

On the Syria ceasefire talks in Astana

There are strong reasons to be sceptical; there has been no interest in peaceful solutions to Syria's problems since the violence broke out in 2011. Hard to see what a trilateral monitoring can do without a UN or similar presence on the ground. What if you monitor a ceasefire violation and can do nothing about it? [...]

Good: EU will honour the deal with Iran

Happy to speak positively about the EU foreign policy chief's commitment to stand by the nuclear deal with Iran - a clear signal also to Trump. That's good - the alternative could very well be war.

As we move into the new year – 2017

The old years went - in as little a time as it takes to turn around and see who is tapping you on your shoulder. And it is the new, the next year. I hope it will pass too - in as little time as it takes for me to turn my head and look forward [...]

Humans in liberated Aleppo

Have just published the second of a series of photo stories from Syria - "Humans in liberated Aleppo". Boy in Eastern Aleppo demonstrating to me, as a visitor there during the days of the liberation, that he sees this as a liberation, as a victory - I hope he will soon see a beautiful re-built [...]

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 [...]

Obama is urged to make closer ties with Iran

In an open letter - hardly mentioned by the Western mainstream press, a group of high-level and rather "Realpolitik" US diplomats, scholars, military and politicians urge President Obama to take concrete steps to intensify the co-operation with Iran. There are obviously concerned that the U.S. shall be perceived as an obstacles for the implementation of the JCPOA, [...]

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.

If the EU becomes a criminal Union some don’t want you to know

For instance EU and other Western mainstream media. But we are getting out! The European Union is about to sign an agreement with non-EU Turkey to get rid of a large part of its refugees - by paying around ‚ā¨ 6 bn to Turkey. Amnesty International and many others have pointed out - in strong [...]

Iran nuclear achievement “victory for civilization”

My comments to Iran's PressTV in the morning of July 14, before the nuclear deal with Iran was announced. This is a taped interview with a summary text: “This is a triumph for talks, for diplomacy, for dialogue instead of warfare and it is an important movement for the world not only for Iran or [...]