Carsten Jensens holdning til krig

25. maj 2020 I Politiken og kopieret ind på Facebook skriver forfatteren Carsten Jensen en længere historie om kriget i Afghanistan og Danmarks rolle. Hans overskrift er "Nederlag er blevet et tabu-ord" og han afrunder med følgende: "Nederlag er et bittert ord, men det er det, vi har lidt i Afghanistan, og det er virkelighedsfornægtelse…

The future of U.S.-Europe relations

"The Debate" with Jim Walsh, MIT and Jan Oberg, TFF Lund, Sweden – May 30, 2017 Last night “The Debate” on PressTV was devoted to the future of European-US relations in the wake of the NATO Summit, President Trump’s words and omissions and the – historic – words, in particular, of Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately…

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%…

“Shadow World” – on your tax money

I've felt deeply touched by Johan Grimonprez' brilliant and frightening documentary "Shadow World" which is based on Andrew Feinstein's book with the same name. I want to share it with my readers and here is all about the book and the movie. It was shown in November 2016 by Swedish Television with Swedish text but is due to…

16 years since NATO started its war on Yugoslavia – all criminals still at large

Today - 16 years since NATO began to bomb Serbia and did so mercilessly for 78 days to carve out Kosovo as an independent state - still today a failed one. Remember that when you talk about Crimea today. Here is a link to "Yugoslavia - What Should Have Been Done?" - probably the world's…

Kosovo – the West’s predictable fiasco

Baffling Kosovo mass exodus exposes domestic hardships - Al Jazeera 5% of the people have left, 100,000 this year. Funny how in the 1990s the only problems were Serbs and Belgrade. NATO bombed and forced Kosovo out of Yugoslavia. Billions of dollars have poured in from the world; EU, NATO etc. helped build the country. When…

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:…

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

Get TFF PressInfo Let it wing into you e-mail inbox! A rapidly growing peace politics e-mail service. It's topical, for peace, and well-researched and sometimes provocative. Points you don't often get in the media. It is free and you can unsub anytime with a click. Why not try it now? Sign up here...

► ► 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…

► ► Bosnia today and Yugoslavia then

Voting has begun in Bosnia in an election dominated by nationalist rhetoric and a stagnant economy. A good 2000 pages by three scholars who were present during the wars in Yugoslavia and did not buy the Western political and media simplifications and blame game. Neither did they buy the Western 'peace' making, the results of…

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…

☮ ☮ 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…

A NATO for a dangerous world – sure

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Philip M. Breedlove: A NATO for a Dangerous World - WSJHere is the West's intellectual high jumpers when they are at their best. Sorry to say it, it ain't good enough.NATO is for a dangerous world. It couldn't live without finding new enemies on a permanent basis. Here they omit every…

Hvor har vores krige virket?

Omfattende interview med RÆSON per 1. august 2014: Om situationen i Gaza, om mægling og fred, om Irak, krigen mod terror, Ukrain, en ny kold krig, om hvordan verdensordnen er under forandring, USA på vej ned og hvorfor danske udenrigspolitik må begynde at stille om... Tryk på forsidebilledet:

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…

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