"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

TFF PressInfo # 416: Free thoughts on NATO at today’s Summit

<b>By TFF Associates</b><p><i>Today there is a NATO Summit in Brussels and a new HQ is being inaugurated.</i><p>We at TFF believe that the existential issues about war …

Russia

’Trump not Welcome’: Thousands protest US president’s visit ahead of NATO summit in Brussels

Thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels Wednesday to protest Donald Trump’s policies as the US President landed in the Belgian capital …

The Death of the Republic: Chris Hedges

Mr. Fish / Truthdig<p>The decision by the deep state in ancient Rome—like the United States of 2017 dominated by a bloated military and a corrupt …

Liberal POV

Why Washington Took al-Qaeda in Syria off the Terrorist List

Written by Daniel McAdams<p>Monday May 15, 2017<p>It might come as a surprise to many Americans that their government does not classify al-Qaeda in Syria …

Syria

Scholar: Assault on Trump is greatest threat to our country

Markets

The Emperor visits the provinces

May 24th, 2017 | Author:<p><b>By Miko Peled</b><p>Israel breathes a sigh of relief as trump leaves the region with no offer of a “deal” allowing it to continue to …

Nobel Prize

TFF PressInfo #416: Trumped up diplomacy in the Middle East

<b>By Richard Falk</b><p>In his first overseas trip since moving into the White House, Donald Trump is leaving behind the frustrations, allegations, rumors, …

Geopolitics

Trump's Trip and Taking Sides in the Middle East

President Trump flies to Saudi Arabia with a policy trajectory that involves weighing in heavily in local Middle Eastern rivalries, so much so that …

Geopolitics

Callista Crosses the Tiber

Trump offers Mrs. Gingrich as Vatican ambassador.<p>During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump suggested that Hillary Rodham Clinton had not been …

Conservative POV

When Peace is a Commodity: Trump in the Middle East

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0In Riyadh, Trump couldn’t mention where most of the the 9/11 hijackers came from or whose Sunni cult-faith was the …

Middle East

TFF PressInfo #415: Trump is not a straight and true leader

Donal Trump is the antithesis of leadership. Walking into the cauldron of the Middle East and denouncing Iran when it had just – almost at the same …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening partnership. NATO S-G, …

Middle East

Trump gives pledge to deliver peace to Israel

Israel

Sharmine Narwani talks to RT International

Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at a Press Availability

<b>FOREIGN MINISTER AL-JUBEIR:</b> Are we ready? Okay. Good evening, everybody. I would like to welcome all of you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It’s a …

Middle East

Why is the Trump administration rewarding Saudi War Crimes with more weapons

Last October the Saudi Arabia-led coalition bombed a funeral hall in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing and wounding hundreds of people.<p>“The scene was …

Saudis Welcome Trump’s Rebuff of Obama’s Mideast Views

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With trumpets blaring, cannons booming and fighter jets streaking overhead trailed by red, white and blue contrails, President Trump arrived in the scorching heat of the Arabian desert on Saturday hoping to realign the politics and diplomacy of the Middle East by forcefully …

Middle East

Trump on Islam: Neo-Orientalism and anti-Shi'ism

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>Trump’s speech on Islam, written by notorious Islamophobe Stephen Miller, who used to organize Orwellian Two …

Islam

Donald Trump’s speech to the Muslim world was filled with hypocrisy and condescension

So after inventing “fake news”, America’s crazed President on Sunday gave the world’s Muslims a fake speech. Donald Trump said he was not in Saudi …

Donald Trump

NATO Headquarters

The design for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters evokes fingers interlaced in a symbolic clasp of unity — an apt symbol given …

Architecture

TFF PressInfo # 414 (B): Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

<b>By Jan Oberg</b><p><b>The role – again – of marketing companies in selling wars</b><p>Few wars have been so thoroughly media-managed and marketing-loaded as that on …

Middle East

TFF PressInfo # 414 (A): Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

<b>By Jan Oberg</b><p><i>Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening …

Middle East

Trump to Reach Out to Muslim World After Harsh Campaign Rhetoric

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — During last year’s campaign, President Trump said he thought that “Islam hates us,” and, intentionally or not, he gave many Muslims the impression that it was mutual.<p>He called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He engaged in a charged …

Saudi Arabia

Brussels Mini-Summit: Keeping NATO Enlargement on the Table

At the May meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the heads-of-state level in Brussels (commonly referred to as a NATO mini-summit), the Alliance …

Russia

This is the aim of Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump sets off on Friday to create the fantasy of an Arab Nato. There will be dictators aplenty to greet him in Riyadh, corrupt autocrats and …

Middle East

Iranian President Rouhani wins reelection by a landslide

ISTANBUL — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was reelected to a second term by a landslide, the interior minister declared Saturday, presenting him a resounding endorsement of his plans to end Iran's pariah status and rejoin the global economy.<p>With 57 percent of the vote, Rouhani defeated his …

Iran

Netanyahu Seeks `Dirty Harry' Moment With Iran as Trump Arrives - Bloomberg

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to persuade President Donald Trump to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with …

Israel

Syria’s White Helmets suspend members caught on camera during rebel execution

Syria’s White Helmets have suspended several members of their rescue team after stomach-churning footage emerged showing rebel militants conducting a …

Saudi Arabia has started policy of getting closer to America: professor

TEHRAN – Professor Farhang Jahanpour, a former senior research fellow at Harvard University, says President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is …

Middle East