From preventing to making peace in Ukraine

Today published a new TFF PressInfo # 314 with the above headline. I hope you'll find it more constructive than most of the other things you may see and that you will hsrae it if you do. Also, you can subscribe to TFF PressInfos and get them by e-mail into your in-box - before they…

Operation Atlantic Resolve – Europeans wake up!

Operation Atlantic Resolve Look at the map on this link with all NATO's military "events" around Russia, planned from the Baltic Republics to Georgia - exactly what President Clinton started out on in 1993. Aren't we grateful for the U.S. commitment to security in Europe? NO! This is uniquely stupid if you believe, really believe,…

If there is no military solution, then why this and no political process?

Over 100 US armored vehicles roll into Latvia, NATO flexes muscles in Europe (VIDEO) — RT News We all know - because it has been said by all Western leaders that there is no military solution to the crisis around Ukraine. So this build-up close to the Russian border must be interpreted as a signal…

TFF PressInfo # 310: Terrorism – small dot in a larger picture

TFF PressInfo # 310: Terrorism - small dot in a larger picture What is terrorism? Why do we talk much more about that than other types of deaths? Why is the word misused? What has nuclear weapons – that politicians and media hardly ever talk about – got to do with terror? Why should we…

Political propaganda: Ukraine, media deception and democracy

On political propaganda, media wars and more Jan Oberg interview with RT International - YouTube On political propaganda, counter-propaganda - the case of Ukraine - and how news have become commodities to be sold on a market and undermining democracy and people's wish to engage in politics. Freedom of expression and freedom of deception hand…

TFF PressInfo # 309: Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes

Just out! TFF PressInfo # 309 Learn conflict and peace in 20 minutes 11.000 people around the world just got it in their mailbox. If you did not, write to press@transnational.org

Is Ukraine a Proxy Western-Russia War?

Is Ukraine a Proxy Western-Russia War? U.S. Weighs Arming Kiev as Violence Soars | Democracy Now! By Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of New York University If you do not have the time to read long articles, spend 20 min on understanding what has happened, is happening and could now very well happen: War in Europe.…

► ► Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Why Arming Kiev Is a Really, Really Bad Idea By Stephen M. Walt at Harvard University A brilliant theory-based, cohesive series of arguments and a good criticism of the recent report from three U.S. "think" tanks that has nothing to do with independent research. If you read only one a few articles on the issue…

NATO strengthens forces in Eastern Europe

NATO strengthens forces in eastern Europe against Russia risk - Reuters This is indeed worrying and will cause a tough Russian response at some point. However, it is a little less militaristic than I had feared (or the more worrying steps are not made public). NATO talks war preparation while Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande…

Depiction of the Spiral of Violence

Or, rather, of violence against violence + terrorism against terrorism. Among the marchers against terrorism and for freedom of expression we find leaders from France, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Russia, the U.S., Israel, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrein and Ukraine. What do they have in common? A deep belief in violence - violence of various types:…

Comment on ceasefire and how it is related to peace-building

OSCE: Kiev, pro-Russians agree in principle on truce in Luhansk Interview with Jan Oberg about ceasefires as such and what it takes to make them hold and become the first step toward a sustainable peace. http://youtu.be/3scm4Xl6VG4

Exempel på Svenska Dagbladet russofobiska propaganda – och okunnighet

Till Svenska Dagbladets utrikesredaktör Jesper Sundén jesper.sunden@svd.se Hej Jesper Sundén Du skriver i dag i din artikel under den fantastiska rubriken: att Sovjet är på väg tillbaka": "Georgien som efter ryskt ingripande 2008 förlorade stora delar av sitt territorium när Sydossetien och Abchazien bröt sig ur landet. Nu drabbar det som bekant Ukraina." Är det…

TFF PressInfo! Let it wing into your e-mail inbox

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Before Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wallström, gets too excited…

Before Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, gets too excited about the Russian Bear: Here is the story of NATO's Iron Sword 2014 exercise! Wouldn't it be great if, say, Svenska Dagbladet, DN, Politiken, Sydsvenskan, DR.dk., SVT.se., Göteborgs-Posten, Jyllands-Posten, Information, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine, The Guardian . . .…

► ► TFF PressInfo # 288 – Where it all went wrong and lessons were never learnt

TFF PressInfo # 288 – Where it all went wrong and lessons were never learnt Why the "conflict management" and "peace making" by the West during the dissolution of Yugoslavia was much more important for our time and what happens now than anticipated. Much of the terrible crisis we see today was started by policies…

26 years ago on November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall

26 years ago on November 9: Fall of the Berlin Wall It was thanks to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell. In my view, one of the greatest statesmen of our times - unfortunately never supported by exploited by a triumphalist, winner-takes-it-all West. Those of us who remember those days and…

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…

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