STOP this Cold War on China !

STOP this Cold War on China !

Humanity faces huge challenges to its survival - climate change, development of a sustainable post-capitalism-development, militarism and nuclear weapons abolition, poverty eradication, democratising democracy, etc. Therefore, the world must protest now at the prospect of a new unilaterally driven anti-China campaign orchestrated by the declining United States and NATO members. No matter what you may [...]

Xinjiang og meget mere: Stol ikke på mainstreammedier under stærk påvirkning af USA

Xinjiang og meget mere: Stol ikke på mainstreammedier under stærk påvirkning af USA

"Hvad du l√¶ser, ser og h√łrer om international politik i de store danske dagblade, Radio- og TV-Avisen er gearet til at forklare USA's/Vestens udenrigspolitik og aldrig stille sp√łrgsm√•l ved de fort√¶llinger eller den f√łrte politik." Milosevic havde gang i et folkemord i Kosovo i 1990‚Äôerne. Saddam havde atomv√•ben i 2003. Alt, hvad der er sket [...]

U.S. Appparanoia

U.S. Appparanoia

ūüÜė ūüáļūüáł The US spends US$ 720 billion - that is 720 000 000 000 - on its conventional and nuclear military. In reality much more but we drop that here. You may see how much that is of all the world: Despite this fact, the world's militarily strongest power feels weak and vulnerable. Mr [...]

Keynote speech for academic peace research in Iran

Keynote speech for academic peace research in Iran

November 23 and 24, 2020, marked an important event in the international academic/university history of peace and conflict research. The reason is that the Faculty of World Studies at Tehran University held a large - online - conference - "International Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)". Professor Alikhani My colleague and friend there, associate [...]

Vestlige og √łstlige perspektiver p√• Coronaen

Vestlige og √łstlige perspektiver p√• Coronaen

Denne artikel kunne jeg selv have skrevet - og havde sikkert gjort det hvis jeg havde siddet to uger i karant√¶ne p√• et hotelv√¶relse i Kina. Det er Norges tidligere milj√ł- og udviklingsminister, Dag Solheim, der reflekterer over forskellene mellem den "√łstlige" og den "vestlige" m√•de at h√•ndtere Coronaen p√•. Og det er disse forskelle, [...]

Nyt fra Kina – og Peter Frankopans intellektuelle havari

Nyt fra Kina – og Peter Frankopans intellektuelle havari

21. juli 2020 Jeg vil lige orientere min læsere om den seneste udgave af DanmarKina - magasinet for Foreningen Danmark-Kina, der har eksisteret siden 1952. Dens formål er at udbrede kendskabet til Kina på et venskabeligt grundlag - altså at bidrage til mellemfolkelig forståelse i gensidig respekt og uden at være et propagandamedie for noget [...]

‚ÄúI √Ėster stiger den nya v√§rlden upp, i V√§st g√•r den gamla ned‚Ķ

‚ÄúI √Ėster stiger den nya v√§rlden upp, i V√§st g√•r den gamla ned‚Ķ

V√§rlden efter Corona ‚Äď konstruktivt Hur kommer v√§rlden att se ut de n√§rmaste √•rtiondena?Vilka val har vi?Hur kan fred och r√§ttvisa fortfarande bli m√∂jliga? 11:e juni 2020 Jan √Ėberg I maj h√∂ll jag en internationell f√∂rel√§sning i tv√• delar om f√∂r√§ndringarna i v√§rldsordningen och om hur framtiden kan bli b√§ttre f√∂r oss alla. Den var [...]

“The New World Rises In The East And…”

“The New World Rises In The East And…”

17. maj 2020 I dag holder Det N√łdvendige Seminarium, DNS, i Tvind sin √•rlige fred og retf√¶rdigheds-konference. Som et par gange f√łr bad de mig om at indlede en diskussion - i √•r dog p√• video. Debatten om forel√¶sningen fandt sted kl 15 online via Zoom. Takket v√¶re Coronaen s√• kunne det hele ses af [...]

What if worldwide migration was free…Hvis migration blev fri…

What if worldwide migration was free…Hvis migration blev fri…

30. april 2020 Jeg har her tidligere her på bloggen skrevet om kunstneren Gudrun Steen-Andersens særdeles innovative installation, Perpetuum Mobile, der inddrager forskere i et tankeeksperiment - "Hvad hvis al migration blev givet fri i verden?" - som de så besvarer i korte videoer. Det var 2019. I marts i år blev de samme personer [...]

Coronavirussen afsl√łrer historiens st√łrste sikkerhedspolitiske bedrageri

Coronavirussen afsl√łrer historiens st√łrste sikkerhedspolitiske bedrageri

28. april 2020* Coronavirussen afsl√łrer historiens st√łrste sikkerhedspolitisk bedrageri, men siger statsminister Frederiksen noget? Den vigtigste l√¶re af Coronavirussen er denne: Alt hvad der hidtil er blevet kaldt forsvars- og sikkerhedspolitik har v√¶ret √©t gigantisk bedrageri af borgerne. Nogen m√• stilles til ansvar og politikken l√¶gges grundl√¶ggende om. Regeringer - ikke mindst bombestaten Danmark - [...]

Coronavirus og racismens virus

Coronavirus og racismens virus

Trykt 25. februar 2020 i Arbejderen Selvom der er tegn på at Kina er ved at få COVID-19 under kontrol så véd vi i skrivende stund ikke hvordan det vil gå hverken i Kina eller i andre lande. Men denne virus har stimuleret en anden virus, som vi skal se. Kinas indsats mod COVID-19 har [...]

I disse interessante tider synes sort humor og satire mere relevant end seri√łse kommentarer

I disse interessante tider synes sort humor og satire mere relevant end seri√łse kommentarer

13. january 2020 Hvad er meningen med intellektuelle argumenter? Referencer til begreber og teorier - og til behovet for at de defineres bare nogenlunde klart? Er det meningsfuldt at pege p√• i hvor h√łj grad populistiske talem√•der, fake og udeladelser har undermineret den offentlige samtale og mediers rapportering om internationale forhold? Late Night with Seth [...]

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word [...]

Visoner om en ny dansk fredspolitik begynder i Aarhus

Visoner om en ny dansk fredspolitik begynder i Aarhus

7. september 2019 Det sker den 20. september og her er eventet p√• Facebook. G√łr dig selv og freden den tjeneste at anmelde dig og kom og v√¶r med til en konstruktiv samtale, der ikke kun skal handle om v√•ben - faktisk s√•lidt som muligt - selvom det er d√©t regeringen har p√• hjernen... Jeg [...]

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of [...]

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 [...]

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

NATO at 70: An unlawful organisation with serious psychological problems

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, celebrated its 70th Anniversary on April 4, 2019. Some of us don’t see anything worth celebrating about an incredibly expensive, dangerous and harmful alliance which should have been closed down exactly 30 years ago. Why 30 years ago? Because in 1989, the First Cold War in the Western sphere [...]

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, [...]

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.

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.