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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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.
"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 [...]
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/
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 [...]
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. https://www.facebook.com/obergpeace.artphotographics/posts/186361575188531
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 [...]
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% [...]
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 [...]