Ukraine – Conflict Diagnosis and How To Avoid New Cold War

Public Lecture https://www.facebook.com/events/555533467880311/ Where: Orkanen, room D131 When: 16:00 – 18:00 What: Ukraine - A Broader Conflict Diagnosis Towards Peace Instead of a New Cold War with lecturer Jan Öberg UF Malmö welcomes Jan Öberg, Director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), to discuss with us the Russia-Ukraine situation, and how…

Frank Gehry – is there one politician somewhere with a similar creativity

Frank Gehry on his ground-breaking new gallery design Isn't it just amasing what human creativity and a sense of beauty can create? This is a magnificent new 'sculptured' building by Frank Gehry, mostly known perhaps for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Now, imagine that the profession called politician could show us just one man or…

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo 283: Nobel’s Peace Prize is not a human rights prize

☮ ☮ TFF PressInfo 283: Nobel’s Peace Prize is not a human rights prize The Nobel Committee again ignores Alfred Nobel's words and spirit. Just spend 3 minutes and read Nobel's will. Establish a new committee composed of experts in peace and not retired members of parliament. Peace people around the world have been deprived…

► ► TFF PressInfo 282: Instead of bombing IS (Part B)

TFF PressInfo 282 Instead of bombing ISIS – Concrete proposals (Part B) Lots of proposals, doable and much more efficient than war. Please SHARE, thanks. The alternative to war is not to do nothing, it is to do something else!

► ► New TFF PressInfo 281: Instead of bombing IS (Part A)

TFF PressInfo 281: Instead of bombing IS (Part A) - Please SHARE It's easy to be pro-war. It is easy to be anti-war. But we need alternatives to war! The first of two comprehensive pro-peace analyses containing no less than 27 proposals as alternatives to war. This one contains principles, tomorrow's Part B offers concrete…

Fogh Rasmussen efterlader en verden i kaos

Interview med Jens Malling - Publiceret i Arbejderen Efterlader en verden i kaos Anders Fogh Rasmussen træder tilbage som Natos generalsekretær i dag efter fem år på posten. Aggressivitet over for Rusland og hykleri når det gælder Irak har ifølge fredsforsker Jan Øberg kendetegnet hans sidste år i spidsen for organisationen. Et udtryk for Vestens…

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥

☮ ☮ World Peace Day on Sunday! ♫♥ This is the incredible peace symphony by Beethoven that PLAY FOR RIGHTS performs in the Bern Cathedral, Switzerland, Sunday night with my saying a few words about global ethics and positive peace in between the movements. There are many ways to celebrate peace - just being against…

Peace Through The Arts • Frieden durch Kunst

☮ ☮ Peace Through The Arts • FRIEDEN DURCH KUNST by "Play For Rights" Celebrating International Day of Peace on Sunday September 21 in the Cathedral of Bern, Switzerland. An event with Beethoven's 6th Symphony, dancers and myself speaking words of peace interspersed with the music and the dances. Arranged by Elías A. Fóscolo, my…

☮ ☮ 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…

Do you know that 6 countries in today’s Europe have 480 nuclear weapons (beyond France)?

Do you know that 6 countries in today's Europe have 480 nuclear weapons (beyond France) and that Germany is the largest with 150 of them? The are all United States weapons stored here through secret arrangements.This report is written by Hans Kristensen, a Dane who has studied nuclear weapons since the 1980s and is an…

CNNs journalistic peace versus informed peace!

With this headline CNN conveys the idea that peace = when direct violence stops (for a while). This is the classical journalist perspective, not even a minimum definition and makes peace a rest category in between wars and other violence. Deeply unhelpful! A peace professional would call that peace illiteracy. Here is how I and many…

☮ ☮ 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…

New blog about peace researcher Håkan Wiberg (1942-2010)

Håkan Wiberg was one of my mentors in peace studies and a friend over almost 40 years - and dearly missed today. He was an Associate of TFF from 1985 to his death in 2010. A few of the many to whom Håkan meant a lot have decided to create a blog to preserve the memory of this…

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…

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