Nuclear weapons states are terrorist states and these weapons are indefensible

Nuclear weapons states are terrorist states and these weapons are indefensible

August 6, 2019 - Hiroshima Day Thought you might like to see a discussion I participated in at the invitation of PressTV in - non-nuclear - Iran. And, like me, you may have wondered why the Western world's mainstream media largely ignore Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day? Well, I have a nasty mind: Because someone has [...]

Time to stop visiting the United States

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to [...]

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 [...]

Why NATO is obsolete – some arguments

Jan Oberg comments on NATO and the need for a much larger citizens-taxpayers movement against militarism since, for almost 70 years since 1949, NATO has failed miserably in creating the peace it says it aims at. In addition it is systematically violating its Treaty.

You’re invited to the Nuclear Denial Party

By Jan Oberg Lund, Sweden - Hiroshima Day, August 6, 2017 Welcome to the Nuclear Denial Party!! Since marketing, omitted and fake news have - to a worrying extent - replaced knowledge and ethics, why not celebrate that the media have omitted every mention of Hiroshima Day today? Why not celebrate that all the responsible [...]

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 [...]

Intellectual nonsense about Syria

There should be a lower intellectual level to the statements by a US Secretary of Defence. There should be a debunking of the unethical behaviour that repeatedly state that there is only a political solution to Syria and continue to use only violence. There should be a discussion about international law here. There should be [...]

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 [...]

US-Saudi Arabia’s endless militarism

To hit Iran and Syria in the future?Why is Saudi Arabia already the 3rd or 4th largest military spender on earth?The Gulf Cooperation Council 10 times bigger than Iran?Is NATO setting itself up in the Arab world?And why is Denmark's ambassador Ms. Merete Juhl in the United Arab Emirates the main coordinator of helping NATO [...]

May 1: Where are the workers in the struggle for peace? Nowhere it seems!

What foreign policy if the US had no weapons?

Just a thought...

Iran on nuclear deal and nuclear-free Middle East

I had the pleasure and honour to comment on the Iranian defence minister's views on the nuclear deal, on a nuclear-free Middle East, terrorism and more.

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!

The Meaninglessness of War: Aleppo

Here my 6th photo series from Aleppo - hashtag #keepfocusonaleppo. ‚Ä®‚Ä®Lund, Sweden - March 24, 2017‚Ä®‚Ä® Can the almost total destruction of Eastern Aleppo be used constructively? Only if we are willing to ask and dialogue about this: ‚ÄĘ Why does the world go on investing US$ 2000 billion annually in warfare and US$ 30 [...]

Peace plan for Syria – first steps

A quick comment - expressive of a slight frustration. It doesn't even occur to the reporter - the Washington Post's bureau chief in Beirut - that she is talking about international aggression. Can everybody just use Syria for whatever games they please? Welcome to follow me on my new public page.

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% [...]

School in an Aleppo factory

The occupiers denied children education. Now they get it. TFF's first four photo series from Aleppo have been seen by 95,000 people so far and been featured in online magazines from Vietnam to California, among them a German site with a million visitors daily. Above is the fifth story. It's about the terrible, systematic destruction of this UNESCO World [...]