"Transnational Affairs"

By Jan Oberg | The magazine for conflict-resolution, nonviolence and peace-building from TFF - The Transnational Foundation - in Lund, Sweden. Visit www.transnational.org

Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war

<b>(CNN) —</b> In awarding this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the Nobel committee has chosen to shine a powerful light on the grave and growing danger of nuclear war and illuminate the path we must follow to avoid that ultimate calamity.<p>The crisis in …

International Relations

Yemen: Coalition Blockade Imperils Civilians

The Saudi-led coalition’s broad restrictions on aid and essential goods to Yemen’s civilian population are worsening the country’s humanitarian …

Middle East

UN rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

The United States found itself isolated at a special United Nations Security Council meeting in its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of …

Israel

Donald Trump says recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will bring peace – it will do quite the opposite

I was called by an Irish radio station in Dublin to respond to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. …

Israel

How Trump's Jerusalem Move Just Helped Iran Win the Mideast

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>Some sections of the crazy quilt that makes up the Trump administration want to push Iran back out of the Arab …

Middle East

Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton on Duty to Warn: Trump’s “Relation to Reality” is Dangerous to Us All

Trump is allowing Israel 'to annexe Jerusalem': Ashrawi

Jerusalem

World leaders condemn Trump's Jerusalem decision

Jerusalem

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.<p>US President Donald Trump is expected to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday and begin the process moving his country's embassy to the city, according to senior US officials.<p>The move has sparked global condemnation from …

Israel

Jerusalem - live updates: Donald Trump expected to recognise city as Israel's capital in hours as Palestinians burn images of US President

Donald Trump is expected to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital today, a move which would upend decades of US policy and risk potentially violent …

Israel

Net neutrality in the United States must be safeguarded to ensure free flow of information, says OSCE media freedom representative | OSCE

VIENNA, 5 December 2017 - The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today expressed concern about the proposal by the United …

Net Neutrality

Trump’s Biggest Donor Pushed for Jerusalem Embassy Move

<i>by Eli Clifton</i><p>On Wednesday, President Donald Trump may announce U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital while continuing to keep the U.S. …

Israel

Secretary Tillerson and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini Joint Statement to the Media | U.S. Mission to the European Union

Remarks<br>December 5, 2017<br>Brussels, Belgium<p><b>MODERATOR:</b> (In progress) ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. High Representative Vice President Federica …

International Relations

Muslim states warn US against moving embassy to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – An umbrella organization of Muslim countries says President Donald Trump's possible recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would constitute "naked aggression" against the Arab and Muslim world, while the ruling Palestinian party has called for mass protests against such a move by …

Israel

Trump’s Jerusalem Strategy Could Send The Middle East Peace Process Spiraling Into Chaos

It is becoming clear that the current administration sympathizes with Israel more than its Arab partners.<p>Inciting unrest in the world’s most unstable region via Twitter is apparently not enough for America’s increasingly rogue president. Within weeks of provoking global rebuke for reposting …

Israel

The West has most to lose in the media war with Russia

Africa (60)<p>Armament (57)<p>Asia (172)<p>BRICS (29)<p>Buddhism (28)<p>Burundi (10)<p>Culture (102)<p>Denmark (24)<p>Development (130)<p>Kosovo/a (22)<p>Georgia (14)<p>India …

Russia

Wanted: Russia Experts, No Expertise Required

Jingoism has replaced scholarship and a spirit of real inquiry when it comes to Russia. That's a mistake.<p>There's a lot to unpack about the newly formed Committee to Investigate Russia, which aims to "help Americans recognize and understand the gravity of Russia’s continuing attacks on our …

Russia

IPPNW peace and health blog

<i>PSR, Medact, and AMFPGM—national affiliates of IPPNW—have responded jointly to the announcement by the US, UK, and French governments that they will</i> …

North Korea

Trump Tells Palestinian President He Intends To Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem

The move would endorse Israel's claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital, breaking with decades of U.S. policy.<p>WASHINGTON/GAZA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Palestinian …

Israel

Erdogan: Jerusalem status a red line for Muslims

Turkey threatens to cut ties with Israel over reports that the US plans to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over reports that the United States plans to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.<p>Such …

Israel

Julian Assange - Google Is Not What It Seems

Google's Chairman, Eric Schmidt, photographed in a New York elevator, carrying Henry Kissinger's new book, "World Order", 25 Sep 2014<p>Schmidt was a …

Eric Schmidt

Syrian groups report Israeli airstrikes near Damascus

Israel has fired missiles at a military facility in the Damascus countryside, a Syrian opposition watchdog reports. According to Syrian state media, …

Syria

The Criminalization of War. Tun Dr. Mahathir’s Open Letter to Muslims in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Yemen

<i>Global Research has received from Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003) an important message, addressed to Muslims in</i> …

Middle East

Mladic’s conviction for mass murder delayed 22 years

<b>By Jonathan Power</b><p>Timing is everything. Dear Reader you’re right. If I was going to write on the conviction in a UN court of General Ratko Mladic I …

Khmer Rouge

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

<b></b> <b>Not surprisingly, my sixth visit to Vietnam stirred many memories, among them, a recognition of the parallels between the Vietnamese and Palestinian</b> …

Foreign Policy

Taking Stock: One Year After Trump

<b>[Prefatory Note: This post addresses the need for dialogue with the political, economic, and cultural ‘other,’ that is, those multitudes acutely</b> …

Global Perspectives

Trump’s Saudi Scheme Unravels

President Trump and his son-in-law bet that the young Saudi crown prince could execute a plan to reshape the Mideast, but the scheme quickly …

Middle East

The Challenge of Saudi-Israeli Intelligence-Sharing

<i>by Emile Nakhleh</i>Saudi-Israeli relations, especially between their intelligence services, started several years back under the direction of Bandar bin …

Middle East

Israel, Egypt pushed U.S. to bomb Iran before nuclear deal, John Kerry says

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said both Israel and Egypt pushed the United States to “bomb Iran” before the 2015 nuclear deal was struck.<p>Kerry …

Iran