Hvor har vores krige virket?

Omfattende interview med RÆSON per 1. august 2014: Om situationen i Gaza, om mægling og fred, om Irak, krigen mod terror, Ukrain, en ny kold krig, om hvordan verdensordnen er under forandring, USA på vej ned og hvorfor danske udenrigspolitik må begynde at stille om... Tryk på forsidebilledet:

☮ ☮ Where Is The Passion for Peace? Yes,

☮ ☮ Where Is The Passion for Peace? Yes, indeed - where is that passion? Today those of us who struggle for the UN norm of peace by peaceful means are often treated as dangerous or as pariahs. A brilliant, searching argument by professor Walter G. Moss who reminds us that (Western) statesmen of earlier…

Gaza chamber? Zionism must be replaced

Israeli bombs kill 100 Gazans in single day - Al Jazeera English Israel's leaders seem determined to turn Gaza into what one could call a Gaza chamber. While Israel's leaders believe they destroy the Palestinian state and people, we are also seeing the possible self-destruction of Israel. When everybody - presumably including the U.S./NATO and the…

It’s doable: Peace Israel-Palestine

By Jan Oberg         This one has just been published as TFF PressInfo here. I argue that we need to focus on the violence on both sides rather than taking sides among the parties. The article ends with some principles about conflict understand and will be followed-up with some more concrete ideas.…

☮ ☮ Mahatma Gandhi On Palestine, Written in 1938

☮ ☮ Mahatma Gandhi On Palestine, Written In 1938 Since my student years, Gandhi has been one of my inspirations, perhaps the basic one. I have studied his theories and action, I've been teaching Gandhi and I walked in his footsteps here and there in India in 2001. No less than 76 years ago he…

☮ ☮ Some people are exceptional

☮ ☮ Some people are exceptional By Jan Oberg A short think piece on Gaza 2014 and the moral decay of the West. Written 12 days after Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, after Shejaiya and after 400 people on the Palestinian side have been killed. Go to the article on TFF's blog.

Interview on RT in early June

In early June I was asked by Russia Today - RT - to do a half-hour conversation about militarism and peace. The only questions that were planned in advance were about the changes in Sweden's foreign and security policy over the years which I had writen about in TFF PressInfo - here in English and here…

US ambassador to Sweden: Join NATO

This is how pressure is put on other countries and a rare glimpse by media into processes presumably meant to be semi-official and basically hidden to the public. And of course, it is up to sovereign Sweden to decide what to do - but, however, not joining NATO will have a price. See below the…

Syrien – hvad kunne være gjort og hvad kan stadig gøres?

Gad vide hvor mange mislykkede krige vi endnu skal igennem før især politikere og medier opdager det indlysende faktum, at der findes et temmeligt bredt spektrum af handlingsmuligheder mellem at gøre ingenting og at smadre et land når konflikter dukker op? Det spektrum hedder konflikthåndtering og tilhører et fagområde, der undervises i rundt om på…

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