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 [...]

I wonder about Aleppo…

By Jan Oberg I shot this simple video out of the window on December 13, 2016. I wonder about Aleppo and say #keepfocusonaleppo © Jan Oberg 2016 Here in the Sheikh Najjar Industrial City outside Aleppo lived and worked 40,000 people. It had 50% of Syria's industrial capacity. Today - after the occupation by [...]

As we move into the new year – 2017

The old years went - in as little a time as it takes to turn around and see who is tapping you on your shoulder. And it is the new, the next year. I hope it will pass too - in as little time as it takes for me to turn my head and look forward [...]

Tænk hvis nogen havde lært noget

Syriens pr√¶sident: De farligste IS-ledere i vores region er fra Skandinavien Det er nok en tanke v√¶rd d√©t al-Assad h√©r siger. I for√•ret 2013 talte jeg - lige efter dav√¶rende udenrigsminister Villy S√łvndal - p√• en konference arrangeret af Udenrigsministeriet og Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS. Jeg advarede mod alt hvad der p√• den [...]