"Transnational Affairs"

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

What is an ideal outcome of Trump-Putin meeting? Russian FM Lavrov tells Larry King

<i>July 14, 2018</i><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has shared his view on what would be an “ideal” outcome of a Trump-Putin meeting, in an interview …

Russia

Trump's claim that NATO will boost defense spending disputed

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime …

aimed

Make NATO civil and civilised

By Jan Oberg July 11, 2018 • This is the second of two articles about the coming end of NATO as we know it and what can be done. The first you find …

NATO

Trump Unloads On NATO Secretary-General Over Defense Spending

<b>Updated at 1:03 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump on Wednesday demanded that NATO allies increase defense spending immediately and double their current goal for burden-sharing in the defense alliance. As Trump gathered with leaders of NATO countries for a summit in Brussels, he also repeatedly said Germany's …

Russia

Peace Activists Gather in Brussels to say No to War – No to NATO

Photo by Vrede.be<p><b>By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War</b><p>The weekend of July 7th and 8th witnessed the European peace movement come together in Brussels, …

Geopolitics

NATO’s crisis and the Transatlantic conflict

<i>July 10, 2018</i><p><i>• On the occasion of the NATO Summit in Brussels and the Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki</i><p><i>This analysis comes in two parts – one critical</i> …

Geopolitics

Danske medier svigter igen: Ny undersøgelse viser, at Danmark støttede missilangreb i Syrien på falsificerede udsagn

<i>Man kan vælge at læse en rapports resultater, som man gerne vil læse dem, man kan også bestræbe sig på at læse en rapports resultater så objektivt,</i> …

Yemen: ‘No justification for this carnage,’ says UNICEF chief, as children in need now outnumber population of Switzerland

The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a nation already on the brink “deep into the abyss,” said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) …

Middle East

North Korea Declares U.S. Diplomacy “Gangster-Like”

The first sign that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang wasn’t going quite as expected came in a casual but pointed question from the lead North Korean negotiator on Saturday morning. Had the Secretary slept well? Kim Yong Chol wanted to know. “I did, I did,” Pompeo replied, adding …

North Korea

N. Korea regrets US attitude & unilateral denuclearization demands during Pompeo talks

Pyongyang has voiced its regret over America’s attitude during high-level talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and accused "gangster-like" …

Syria in Perspective: Fabricating Incidents to Incriminate The Syrian Government

Published by GlobalResearch. Originally published by Patreon.<p><i>Peter Ford will be speaking at Imperialism on trial, a series of speaking events being</i> …

Middle East

Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

<i>July 7, 2018</i><p>• On July 6, 2018 there was a meeting in Vienna concerning the JCPOA, or the Iran nuclear deal, and how to handle it after the U.S. …

South Asia

Statement from the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - EEAS - European External Action Service - European Commission

1.​Upon the request of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was held on …

South Asia

France says no Iran package before Nov. as Zarif rejects 'obscure promises'

France says Europe is unlikely to put together an economic package for Iran before November as Tehran urges "verifiable and actionable commitments."

South Asia

National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Pursues Regime Change by Playing the Long Game

<i>By Edward Hunt*</i><p>• During a recent congressional hearing, the heads of three influential non-profit organizations that operate in numerous countries …

Geopolitics

Julia Reda

On July 5 at noon, all 751 Members of the European Parliament will vote on whether to rubber-stamp the plans for upload filters and the “link tax”, …

European Parliament

MEPs reject controversial copyright law

<b>A controversial overhaul of the EU's copyright law that sparked a fierce debate between internet giants and content creators has been rejected.</b><p>The proposed rules would have put more responsibility on websites to check for copyright infringements, and forced platforms to pay for linking to news.<p>A …

European Parliament

Trump’s economic blockade of Iran won’t pay off

Without cause or justification, Mr. Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), striking a hard blow to America’s European …

Oil

The ‘Forgotten’ US Shootdown of Iranian Airliner Flight 655­

On the rare occasions the US mainstream media refer to the US shootdown of an Iranian airliner in 1988, they sustain the myth it was simply a …

Mainstream Media

Despite impact on prices, U.S. will aim to bring Iran’s oil revenue to zero

The Trump administration is standing by its plan to reduce Iran’s oil revenue to zero in a bid to isolate the country and force its leaders to change their behavior, a senior State Department official said Monday.<p>At the same time, the official said, the United States would work with countries that …

Oil

Facebook propaganda – A piece of fake about “community”

Take a look at the short video below that Facebook suddenly sends me today, Saturday June 30, 2018 about my being <i>so</i> important for communities and how …

Social Media

The EU’s woeful refugee crisis – spelling the end?

<b>Jan Oberg on PressTV</b><p><i>June 29, 2018</i><p>Oberg comments directly after the EU Summit on a series of issues, among them also defence and security.<p>Here is the …

Exports

European Council conclusions, 28 June 2018

The European Council on 28 June adopted conclusions on: migration, security and defence, jobs, growth and competitiveness, innovation and digital, …

Europe

Europe's migration crisis: Could it finish the EU?

Katya Adler @BBCkatyaadler on Twitter<p><b>Hardened Eurosceptics might love to think the EU's in trouble, but as leaders gather in Brussels for their summer summit on Thursday, dedicated Europhiles are also sounding the alarm.</b><p>"The fragility of the EU is increasing," warns EU Commission chief Jean-Claude …

Europe

Migrant crisis: EU leaders plan secure migrant centres

<b>Secure centres for migrants may be set up in EU states to process asylum claims under a deal reached after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels.</b><p>The controlled centres would be set up by EU states on a voluntary basis and migrants whose claims were rejected would be "returned".<p>Refugees could be …

Angela Merkel

Efter 7 år er TV2s og Politikens behandling af Syrien stadig under al kritik

<b>Af Jan Øberg</b><p>Det er mere end 7 år siden volden brød ud i Syrien, i Daraa. Det er det, TV2 vil fortælle os om hér. Og tidligere har fortalt hér. Skønt …

Merkel's Fragile Coalition Teeters On Edge Of Migration Question

Tempers are flaring at the highest political levels in Europe — to the point that even the typically stoic German chancellor, Angela Merkel, appears on edge.<p>A clear sign surfaced Thursday morning, when Merkel tried briefing the German parliament about the European Union summit now underway in …

Europe

Migrant crisis: EU summit divided amid migration row

<b>A key European Union summit may end without a deal to resolve a row over ways to tackle irregular migration.</b><p>Italy - the entry point of thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa - says it will veto a joint statement over the entire agenda if no solution is found.<p>Leaders were talking into the early …

Angela Merkel

Facebook and Google use 'dark patterns' around privacy settings, report says

<b>Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an "unethical" way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.</b><p>It studied the privacy settings of the firms and found a series of "dark patterns", including intrusive default settings and …

Privacy