"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

Assessing the Putin-Rouhani Summit

<i>by Mark N. Katz</i>The successful meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Moscow on March 28 indicates …

Iran

Why Give Trump The Keys To War With Iran?

Even some Democrats who supported diplomacy have signed on to a bill that would put us back on the path to war.<p>When Trump won the elections, many worried that it could lead to war between the United States and Iran, due to his desire to kill the Iran nuclear deal. Now, thanks to the U.S. Senate, we …

Iran

Iran ‘s Waiting Game With Trump?

by Eldar Mamedov- lobelog.com As the Trump administration appears to be taking a tougher line on Iran and the U.S. Congress ponders new hostile …

United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) | Building a world community

WFM-Canada is part of a growing network of organizations supporting creation of a permanent standing UN Emergency Peace Service – encompassing …

How the United Nations should respond in the age of global dissent

Getty<p><b>Show</b> Hide image<p>US President Donald Trump is ardently embracing a toxic form of messianic nationalism, while demeaning those who oppose him as …

Martin Heidegger

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

<b>Roberto Savio</b><p>Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been living in an Anglophone-dominated world.<p>First there was Pax …

Foreign Policy

Over 3,000 scientists support UN nuclear ban negotiations

Delegates from most UN member states are gathering in New York to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban, where they will also receive a letter of support …

War

The Power Struggle for the Throne and the Saudi 'Reset' With Trump

American media were rather muted about last week's visit to Washington by Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. They were unswayed …

Saudi Arabia

9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia: report

A collection of more than 800 people hurt by the 9/11 terrorism attacks have filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia for its role in the incident.The …

Terrorism

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only …

Goodbye Nukes - It’s time to ban nuclear weapons!

Governments are currently preparing to start negotiations to ban nuclear weapons, in defiance of the nuclear armed states. The active engagement of …

Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked

It is tempting for the United States to exploit its superiority in cyberwarfare to hobble the nuclear forces of North Korea or other opponents. As a new form of missile defense, cyberwarfare seems to offer the possibility of preventing nuclear strikes without the firing of a single nuclear …

War

Why should Trump―or anyone―be able to launch a nuclear war?

The accession of Donald Trump to the US presidency brings us face-to-face with a question that many have tried to avoid since 1945: Should anyone …

Nuclear weapons and the dialectic of universalism: the UN convenes to ban the bomb

In late March of this year, a majority of the world’s states will meet at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to start negotiations on a …

War

Syria: As 400 more Troops go in, What's Trump's Mission

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>The US had about 500 troops embedded with the People’s Protection Units (Kurdish acronym YPG) until this week, …

Syria

TFF PressInfo # 411: Defending the UN against Trump’s erasing the UN

<b>By Richard Falk</b><p><i>March 4, 2017</i><p>Donald Trump has articulated clearly, if somewhat vaguely and incoherently, his anti-globalist, anti-UN approach on …

Nikki Haley, personable, serious, and the undisputed star of AIPAC’s conference

‘That’s the next president’ said a man next to me, reflecting the adulation as Trump’s UN ambassador left the stage to the event’s biggest ovation by …

Israel

Trump and the Global System

Well, Trump has certainly done what he promised he would do, and more, especially on foreign policy. No fake news there. In only the first three …

Foreign Policy

Radiation Caused Illness in U.S. War Zones

Although the United States and its allies call their newest weapons <i>conventional,</i> which means non-nuclear, the truth is more complicated. Scientists I …

Nuclear Energy

On individual responsibility

<b>By John Scales Avery</b> <i><br>The duty of individuals living under an unjust government.</i><p>There are many governments today that can be described unjust, and some …

Civil Disobedience

US pressured NATO states to vote no to a ban

November 1, 2016<p>In a document from October 17, the United States warned other NATO members that efforts to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear …

NATO

The war in Yemen: two years old and maturing?

The United Nations has stated that, of the four famines predicted for 2017, Yemen is the worst, with seven million people close to starvation and a …

Yemen

Government 'using' Westminster terror attack to grab intrusive spying powers, says ex-security chief

The Ministry of Defence’s former cyber security chief has accused the Government of trying to "use" the devastating Westminster attack to grab …

Surveillance

Putin’s red line in Syria is not an invitation for Israel to play Russian roulette with Assad

A minor incident took place last week in Syria which few in Washington and London even noticed, but which drew the attention of geopolitical nerds …

U.S. And Russia Reportedly Expel Iran From Syria After Assad Issues Chilling New Threat To Israel

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The Lebanese paper Al Diyar reported Saturday that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has threatened Israel …

Syria

International Court of Justice

LEGALITY OF THE THREAT OR USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONSAdvisory Opinion of 8 July 1996<p>The Court handed down its Advisory Opinion on the request made by the …

Law

ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target

American helicopters Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, dropped Kurdish and Arab fighters over a region west of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Those …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Ready, steady, go: time to ban the bomb!

By Ray Acheson for Reaching Critical Will. Today we begin negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. It took incredible determination, …

War

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

<b>Special Report:</b> The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian “propaganda” yet the U.S. government created a “psyops” bureaucracy three decades ago …

Foreign Policy