A typical PressInfo from The Transnational Foundation

A typical PressInfo from The Transnational Foundation

We send out TFF PressInfo - alerts about new posts on The Transnational - once or twice a week - or when something urgently important happens in the world. They are in English and, of course, free and you can subscribe to them here or by sending an email to PressInfo@transnational.org Here's a typical example [...]

A happier, less violent 2020

A happier, less violent 2020

December 30, 2019 Each and every problem humanity faces is rooted in violence. Why do so many continue believing in violence, the most counter-productive, unintelligent and expensive means of all? Violence invariably makes a problem between conflicting parties deeper and broader and every solution more difficult. It make the original problem ten times bigger. All [...]

Peter Handke og DR Deadline’s dovenskab

Peter Handke og DR Deadline’s dovenskab

13. oktober 2019 Peter Handke får Nobels Litteraturpris 2019 og jeg skriver på min Facebook-side: Tillykke, Peter HandkeDen "gale" forfatter, der tænkte for komplekst, begavet og retfærdigt om Vestens galskab i Jugoslavien og demonisering af alle serber. Godt nok at dét nu kan trækkes frem. Og han får oprettelse. Dette lille hurtige statement fulgtes af [...]

TFF’s Transnational Peace Affairs – A new magazine

TFF’s Transnational Peace Affairs – A new magazine

August 21, 2019 I have long wanted to produce something like a magazine - a daily, diverse drumbeat - that is also easy and fast to curate and edit. Because... I've been grappling with this: The world is to rich and diverse: Why are mainstream media so predictable/boring, narrowly focused, uniform - I mean, buy [...]

Fjollede militære tal dækker over virkeligheden: At Rusland ikke er en trussel

Fjollede militære tal dækker over virkeligheden: At Rusland ikke er en trussel

4. marts 2019 Hvis man skal bruge kun én målestok på et lands militære styrke, så er militærudgifterne (”forsvarsudgifterne”) den bedste. De siger jo hvor meget regeringer er parate til at afsætte og hvordan de prioriterer. Militærudgifterne (Milex) er nogenlunde lette at sammenligne og institutter som SIPRI i Stockholm og IISS i London lave indekser [...]

Peace illiteracy

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, [...]

Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke deltager i krigen i Syrien

Og igen på terroristernes side Ved sin nøje tilrettelagte Syrien-demonstration på Rådhuspladsen den 25. februar 2018 støtter Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke igen: • systematisk brud på folkeretten - herunder splittelsen af en stat med voldelige midler - international våbenhandel og vestlig interventionism og regeringsforandring; • terroristgrupper som med udenlandsk militær og politisk støtte i årevis har bidraget [...]

Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists

Jan Oberg Comment A US war game/scenario being reported by The Intercept is pretty revealing for the lack of even the slightest re-thinking of what the Global War On Terror (GWOT) is really all about. The US military's game is about violence-for-violence, tit-for-tat. The main result from this - anti-intellectual - attitude and policy is [...]

New sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

Does the U.S. have anything constructive and benign to offer the world anymore?In this comment on PressTV I list a series of arguments against these new sanctions which were passed by the US Senate two days later.

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 [...]

NATO should be dissolved – 8 arguments

This is TFF Live on Facebook - the live broadcast I do now and then because live broadcasts have a much larger dissemination than articles, images, texts and Youtube videos. You may find more here. I argue why I believe NATO belongs to the past and should have been dissolved when the Soviet Union and [...]

Discussing Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia

Here I am with my friends Donald, Bibi, Sara and Melania... And speak a little about the stupidity of scapegoating Iran for everything, of giving Saudi Arabia even more weapons - and being bribed by it - of creating the preconditions for more warfare and about the fact that NATO is setting up shop in [...]

Lost peace and fake news

By Jan Oberg Proud to join "Middle East With Naskah Zada" at her program in New York and talking about the reasons that peace has become so 'unpopular'. Touching also upon international law, the new Cold War and the increasing U.S. involvement in Syria.

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 Meaninglessness of War: Aleppo

Here my 6th photo series from Aleppo - hashtag #keepfocusonaleppo. 

Lund, Sweden - March 24, 2017

 Can the almost total destruction of Eastern Aleppo be used constructively? Only if we are willing to ask and dialogue about this: • Why does the world go on investing US$ 2000 billion annually in warfare and US$ 30 [...]

“Vittnesrapport från Aleppo, en annorlunda konfliktanalys och vägar till fred i Syrien”

Videoinspelning av Jan Öbergs föredrag i Stockholm februari 2017 Inspelningen är uppdelad i två delar: Del 1: Vittnesrapport från Aleppo60 min. Del 2: Debatt och vägar till fred i Syrien45 min. Bakgrund10-14:e december 2016 vistades Jan Öberg i Aleppo. Med sin unika erfarenhet från staden ifrågasätter han den gängse massmediarapporteringen, argumenterar för ett nytt sätt [...]

Snak om Syrien på en måde der fremmer fred!

En "meta"-kommentar i Arbejderen til den dødfødte måde man diskuterer konflikter på, især Syrien. Diskursen kommer aldrig frem til at sige noget væsentligt om fred - og den gavner ingen i Syrien, mindst af alt de uskyldige, der lider frygteligt i disse år. Man kan faktisk snakke om tingene på en anden måde. Se hér! (Kommentar [...]

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% [...]

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 [...]