"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

Iran Doesn’t Have a Nuclear Weapons Program. Why Do Media Keep Saying It Does?

<i>by Adam Johnson</i>When it comes to Iran, do basic facts matter? Evidently not, since dozens and dozens of journalists keep casually reporting that Iran …

Iran

Trump’s Iran Strategy Looks Ominously Familiar

In 2002, Congress supported a calamitous war in Iraq based on a previous administration’s spin. It should think twice this time.<p>Listening to President Donald Trump’s Iran speech on Friday—in which he announced his refusal to certify the nuclear deal to Congress—I am sure I was not alone in having …

Foreign Policy

Trump’s new Iran policy seeks perennial conflict

After nine months of disavowing the Obama administration’s Iran policy, US President Donald Trump has finally unveiled his strategy toward the …

Iran

EU reiterates commitment to Iran deal amid US threat to scrap it

Europe

Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances

Facebook Inc. is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from …

United States

Pyongyang envoy tells U.N. 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war …

North Korea

Profiting from America’s Longest War: Trump Seeks to Exploit Mineral Wealth of Afghanistan

Photo by The U.S. Army | CC by 2.0October 7th marked sixteen years since the start of the US War in Afghanistan – America’s longest war. In an effort …

Afghanistan

Trump is Moving Toward War With Iran

Photo by Jim Mattis | CC BY 2.0With his Iran speech U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories.One that implies a 60-75% …

Foreign Policy

The Real Reasons Trump is Quitting UNESCO

<i><br>Nazareth.</i>At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural …

Israel

Cambodia changes gear into reverse

<b>By Jonathan Power</b><p>Cambodia is no longer going forward, it is slipping backwards, as it has many times before. Earlier this month the government asked …

Asia

Pentagon says Iraqi train-and-equip mission could end if attacks on Kurds continue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. may consider halting its massive train-and-equip program for Iraqi forces if the Iraqi military continues its offensive against …

War

Jeremy Corbyn: “Yes, Labour is threatening to destroy the current economic model”

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at the Cooperative Party Conference last Saturday has touched many important topics about …

Jeremy Corbyn

Not True that Hunger Doesn’t Discriminate — It Does

Credit: 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI)By Baher Kamal<br>ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS)In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as …

Poverty

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

By Mikhail Gorbachev. This letter to the leaders of the USA and Russia was originally published in the Washington Post. This December will mark the …

Russia

The Flawed and Corrupted Genius of American Republicanism

<b>By Richard Falk</b><p>Trump as President makes us think as never before about viability of the American version of constitutional democracy, that is, the …

Democracy

Europe Should Stop Trump from Starting Another War in the Middle East

<b>By Farhang Jahanpour*</b><p>As was expected, President Trump has decertified Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal or, to give it its full name, the Joint …

Iran

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

<i>by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe</i>Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and …

Iran

EU in diplomatic push to save Iran deal

EU leaders mobilise to stop Trump's attack on Iran deal, as Congress prepares knife-edge vote with implications for trans-Atantic ties and Middle …

Iran

How Should Europe React to the New US Strategy on Iran?

<i>by Peter Jenkins</i>According to today’s White House statement, President Donald Trump has decided not to denounce the July 2015 nuclear agreement with …

Iran

Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano | IAEA

Since January 2016, the IAEA has been verifying and monitoring Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive …

Iran

Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal

In his speech on the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump made a number of factual assertions. The deal was negotiated by Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France …

Iran

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was.<p>When I was a small child I wanted to be a broadcaster. I didn’t know …

TFF PressInfo # 430 – Trump is moving towards war

<b>By Jan Oberg</b><p><i>
Lund, Sweden – October 13, 2017

</i><p>With his speech today – half an hour ago – U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted …

Foreign Policy

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.<p>At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a …

Donald Trump

Five Reasons Why Trump Is Moving Towards War With Iran

<i>by Trita Parsi</i>Make no mistake: We do not have a crisis over the Iran nuclear deal. It is working and everyone from Secretary Mattis and Tillerson to …

Iran

Trump Isn’t Certifying the Iran Deal—What Happens Next?

The president’s action won’t blow up the nuclear agreement—at least not right away.<p><i>Updated on October 13, 2017</i><p>On Friday, the Trump administration announced that it will not certify the nuclear deal that Barack Obama’s government struck with Iran and other world powers.<p>Critics claim the decision …

Iran

What Trump's move on Iran means for the US and the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will not kill the Iran nuclear deal on Friday.<p>But when he declares that it has not been in US interests, he will consign the proudest legacy achievement of President Barack Obama's second term to a deeply uncertain future -- and could even set off a train of …

Iran

Iran: Trump’s Gift to the Hard-liners

If Donald Trump decertifies the nuclear deal this week, the political fallout within Iran will be no different from earlier instances of Washington’s …

Iran