"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

If you're wondering why Saudi Arabia and Israel have united against Al-Jazeera, here's the answer

When Qatar’s Al Jazeera satellite channel has both the Saudis and the Israelis demanding its closure, it must be doing something right. To bring …

Middle East

Statement on behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on the World Humanitarian Day [EN/AR]

<b>Sana'a, 19 August 2016</b> – Every year on 19 August, the World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to the world’s aid workers who tirelessly provide …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: new details of dissident princes' abductions emerge

Documentary broadcasting this week asserts three princes were victims of government scheme to kidnap defectors<p>New details have emerged about the abductions of three dissident Saudi princes in what appears to be a systematic state-run Saudi government programme to kidnap defectors and dissidents.<p>The …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Security Forces Seal Off Eastern Town

(Beirut) – Saudi security forces have surrounded and sealed off the predominantly Shia town of Awamiya in July 2017 as they confronted an armed group …

Middle East

Welcoming the Fascists to Charlottesville

<b>By David Swanson</b><p><i>August 10, 2017</i><p>I have mixed emotions about the fact that I’ll be missing the latest big fascism rally here in Charlottesville, …

Racism

Historians: No, Mr. President, Washington and Jefferson are not the same as Confederate generals.

President Trump on Tuesday equated the statues of Confederate generals with the monuments of two past presidents, suggesting that if the former were removed, then the latter might also be at risk.<p>After all, Trump told reporters, they all owned slaves.<p>“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that …

History

Am I an American Supremacist?

As most everyone knows, white supremacists descended upon my city of Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend, and chaos, violence and tragedy ensued. …

Foreign Policy

German Politicians think Trump is dangerously close to Neo-Nazis, and they Should know

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –<p>The nation of Germany gazed with helpless horror at Trump’s disastrous Tuesday press conference, in which he …

Germany

Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

WASHINGTON — President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned by the nation’s top business executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalist protesters in …

CEOs

Google News

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Current U.S.-North Korea Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>Contact: Deanna.Congileo@cartercenter.org<p>The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated …

North Korea

Nuclear sabre rattling with North Korea

<b>By Jonathan Power</b><p>Does President Donald Trump (aka “Fire and Fury”) know what a nuclear war would be like?<p>I ask the question because President Roland …

War

Trump pledges 'billions' increase in missile defense spending

WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to increase defense spending by “billions of dollars,” while hinting that a plan to increase …

Missile Defense Agency

Kissinger’s Dangerously Flawed Views on Iran

<i>by Eldar Mamedov</i><p>There are few people in the universe of US foreign policy with the standing and prestige of Henry Kissinger. He is still actively …

Henry Kissinger

What Is Peace Journalism?

Peace journalism is when editors and reporters make choices – about what to report, and how to report it – that create opportunities for society at …

Journalism

Foreigners Are Crazy

Pew did a poll in 38 countries asking about various dangers and threats.<p>The United States came in 26th place in the percentage of its people who view …

United States

Spain–Where Are You Heading?

It is customary for Spaniards to add the word "crisis" to the name of the country. They are not alone in that, it may be a Western habit, one of …

Spain

Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville

<b>1. Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world.</b> …

Racism

David Swanson – CV

Africa (59)<p>Armament (56)<p>Asia (163)<p>BRICS (29)<p>Buddhism (28)<p>Burundi (10)<p>Culture (99)<p>Denmark (24)<p>Development (127)<p>Kosovo/a (21)<p>Georgia (13)<p>India …

Arab Spring

Israel Heading for a Solution?

EDITORIAL, 7 August 2017<p><b>#493 | Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service</b><p>This column has advocated a 1-2-6-20 solution: 1 Palestine fully recognized by …

Israel

How CIA and Allies trapped Obama in the Syrian Arms Debacle

Africa (59)<p>Armament (56)<p>Asia (163)<p>BRICS (29)<p>Buddhism (28)<p>Burundi (10)<p>Culture (99)<p>Denmark (24)<p>Development (127)<p>Kosovo/a (21)<p>Georgia (13)<p>India …

Arab Spring

NATO-Russia ties most difficult

Africa (59)<p>Armament (56)<p>Asia (163)<p>BRICS (29)<p>Buddhism (28)<p>Burundi (10)<p>Culture (99)<p>Denmark (24)<p>Development (127)<p>Kosovo/a (21)<p>Georgia (13)<p>India …

Arab Spring

Stoking War with Iran Courts Disaster

<i>by Emile Nakhleh</i>If President Trump’s recent pronouncements on Iran are to be believed, it’s all but certain that he will not recertify the Iran …

Foreign Policy

Statement on a Comprehensive Policy to Constrain Iran

<i>by The Iran Project</i>The international agreement with Iran continues to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. No American national security …

Iran

Zapped over Zapad: NATO double think on war games reaches brain-dead condition

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the United States is mobilizing a giant military force within days off the Korea Peninsula that could very …

China Focus: China fights for final victory over poverty - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- In the late 1930s, when the generals and soldiers of the Communist Party of China (CPC) established a revolutionary base …

China

CONFIRMED: US and North Korea "already talking" at UN

• Share on Facebook<p>Even as the rhetorical battle between the US and North Korea threatens to spiral out of control, a report by the Associated Press …

North Korea

Reckless game over the Korean Peninsula runs risk of real war

The US and North Korea have both ramped up their threatening rhetoric. The Pentagon has prepared plans for B-1B strategic bombers to make preemptive …

North Korea

Donald Trump Is Giving North Korea Exactly What It Wants

SEOUL, South Korea — A few years ago, when I was a reporter working in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, I went to visit a kindergarten. While I was there, I picked up a children’s book called “A Hedgehog Defeats the Tiger.” It was a tale, a North Korean told me, about a feisty little hedgehog that …

North Korea