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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Pro-peace opposition to war

Martin Luther King on how war, exploitation and racism are aspects of the same problem and on what our responsibilities are.
A precise statement on today's situation!
Critical and pro-peace in one!
Make every day a Martin Luther King Day!






Pro-peace and this website
A little about what you'll experience here and why






Macro thinking and world governance
Johan Galtung looks back on peace research and his own book, The True Worlds






When defence means offence
Jan Oberg explains why the Ballistic Missile Defence is pro-war










PEACE PHOTOS


Peace photo

- send yours to us!


It's easy to see when an image depicts violence. We are surrounded by such images every day.
But how do we picture peace, a resolved conflict, forgiveness, reconciliation, nonviolence, trust, etc.?
If you have taken pictures that you feel express peace in a broad sense, please send them to TFF and we might post them here.









"This Foundation is not - has never been -
"anti-American". It is highly critical of US foreign policy. US society is a fascinating mix of good and bad. But the sooner the US Empire is dissolved peacefully and the idea of exceptionalism scrapped, the better for the world and the US itself."


Jan Oberg, director and co-founder

Dear visitor!


You'll find TFF's analytical and educational articles on the Associates and Themes Blog above and on TFF's Facebook page and the other social media in the top menu - which is also where the debate takes place.

Much more educational material about our world is curated at
"Transnational Affairs" - for conflict-resolution, nonviolence and peace-building

And there is TFF director and co-founder Jan Oberg's blog
Life, Peace & PhotoGraphics

This homepage contains everything about TFF, its policies, philosophy, programs etc since 1986.

TFF PressInfos & Highlights



September 10, 2017
Jan Oberg on why NATO is obsolete and should be closed down



July 18, 2017
U.S. State Department aproves US$ 4 bn Patriot missile deal with Russia it



Jan Oberg says it's irrational and dangerous on Iran' PressTV.


July 9, 2017
The BAN Treaty and why it is important and why the NATO countries worked against it



Jan Oberg and Jim Walsh discusses these issues on Iran' PressTV.


July 8, 2017
The BAN Treaty - Iran and other countries




Jan Oberg comments on the UN BAN Treaty, Iran's signature and the countries that did not even participate.


June 13, 2017
Humankind 20150: Peace, Development And Environment. By Johan Galtung
TFF PressInfo # 418 - subscribe to it and get the next ones

June 8, 2017
Intellectual nonsense by US Sec of Defence about Syria
What's offensive and what's defensive in Syria? Comments on RT by Jan Oberg





May 30, 2017
The future of European-US relations.
The Debate on PressTV with Jim Walsh, MIT in the US and Jan Oberg, TFF in Sweden.




May 25, 2017 - NATO is NATOutdated: 8 arguments - By Jan Oberg

May 25, 2017
Discussing Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia with Russia Today. Jan Oberg
Five minutes and several more points. The US will cause more wars!


May 23, 2017
Trump's arms deal with Saudi Arabia and what it will mean for the future. By Sharmine Narwani
Narwani on Russia Today


May 22, 2017
Trump's historically catastrophic speech in Riyadh. By Jan Oberg
TFF Live as an intro to the recent TFF PressInfo


May 22, 2017
Trump in Riyadh - A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria. By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo # 414 - subscribe to it and get the next ones


May 3, 2017
Safe - or de-escalation - zones in Syria: Very problematic!


Jan Oberg comments on Putin's and Erdogan's proposal


May 1, 2017
Workers of the world, unite for peace! - Jan Oberg on TFF Live

TFF Live on Facebook



April 25, 2017
PressTV's "The Debate" about Syria, the media coverage and international law. Illustrating two perspectives


The Debate - Brutal Bloodshed with Jan Oberg and Richard Millett by presstv



April 8, 2017
The U.S. attack on al-Shayrat airfield. By Richard Falk
TFF PressInfo # 413 - subscribe to it and get the next ones



NEW Since February 2017
TFF Live on Facebook
Follow the pointed comments and educationals - direct broadcast and videos



March 30, 2017
The US general in Europe is dishonest and beyond the rational. By Jan Oberg
Oberg's comments on Sputnik, Soundcloud and article



March 28, 2017
How the UN should respond in the age of global dissent. By Hans von Sponeck, Richard Falk and Denis Halliday
Two TFF Associates, all three UN veterans expression their deep concern but also ways out to save the UN



March 28, 2017
Defending the UN against Trump's erasing the UN. By Richard Falk
TFF PressInfo # 411 - subscribe to it and get the next ones



March 24, 2017
The Meaninglessness Of War. Aleppo. Photo story by Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo # 410 - subscribe to it and get the next ones



March 22, 2017
America's woes and Europe's responsibilities. By Farhang Jahanpour
TFF PressInfo # 409 - subscribe to it and get the next ones



March 3, 2017
"Vittnesrapport från Aleppo, en annorlunda konfliktanalys och vägar till fred i Syrien" -





February 16, 2017
Discussing NATO, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Yugoslavia, Syria and the - outdated philosophy NATO is based on - with former U.S. assistant Secretary of Defence, Lawrence Korb





February 5, 2017
School in an Aleppo factory. By Jan Oberg
TFF Photo Story - subscribe to it and get the next ones



January-February 2017
TFF in Syria - Damascus and Aleppo when it fell/was liberated
Most of what Jan Oberg has reported and most of the debate it has caused is, until further, to be found at three places: On TFF's blog, on Facebook and on Exposure (photo stories) - all of them being seen by thousands per day.


January 27, 2017
Comment on Syria ceasefire talks in Astana. By Jan Oberg
Sceptic - wrong approach to peace. But let's hope



January 26, 2017
US Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard (D) visits Syria. By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo # 399 - subscribe to it and get the next ones



January 25, 2017
Trump's pre-Fascism and progressive populist opportunities. By Richard Falk
TFF PressInfo # 402 - subscribe to it and get the next ones



January 21, 2017
Faces of Aleppo. Just of of 4,5 years of occupation hell. By Jan Oberg
TFF Photo Story - subscribe to it and get the next ones



January 20, 2017
From Obama to Trump. Commenting on the inauguration with David Swanson
Iran's international PressTV - subscribe to it and get the next ones



January 18, 2017
Don't touch the nuclear with Iran, Trump!






January 17, 2017
Jan Oberg speaks at length about the need for a new way of thinking when we handle international conflicts. With US-based Naskah Zada






January 16, 2017
Jan Oberg comments positively on the EU's commitment to the nuclear deal with Iran






January 13, 2017
Syria and Aleppo: Old news media falling. By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo # 398 - subscribe to it and get the next ones





January 5, 2017
Jan Oberg's advocates a new peacebuilding process in Ukraine, warns against arming the OSCE police and argues that the Cold war will change with Trump






December 29, 2016
TFF Photo Story: The humans in liberated Aleppo. By Jan Oberg
TFF Photo Story - subscribe to it and get the next ones



December 28, 2016
TFF Photo Story: The destruction of Eastern Aleppo. By Jan Oberg
TFF Photo Story - subscribe to it and get the next ones



December 18, 2016
TFF PressInfo: Syria's destruction: When everybody think power and no one thinks peace. By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 397



December 12, 2016
Will terrorists return to Europe? And what can be done?
Jan Oberg comments and advocates a new peace policy



November 6, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on Erdogan's accusation against the West. Correct but he is ot the right man. Imagine instead a Middle East without weapons





November 2, 2016
TFF PressInfo: Just how grey are the White Helmets and their backers? By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 392



October 27, 2016
TFF PressInfo: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI, at 50: Now change name to SIMSI - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 391



October 26, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on games being played by Russia and NATO





October 26, 2016
TFF PressInfo: Ten articles on the New Cold War - By TFF Associates
TFF PressInfo 390



October 17, 2016
Jan Oberg about Syria and how to change the Russia-NATO discourse




October 15, 2016
Predicting that the Lausanne meeting about Syria would fail - By Jan Oberg





September 28, 2016
US Security analyst Lawrence Korb & peace researcher Jan Oberg in debate about U.S. nuclear policies and the No-First Use idea





September 24, 2016
Europe's ongoing failure handling refugees. Interview by PressTV of Jan Oberg
It is a predictable fiasco...



September 18, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on why the US installs new sanction against Iran even though Iran has fulfilled its promises





September 10, 2016
TFF PressInfo: The War On Terror - A predictable fiasco - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 388



September 4, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on Chomsky's assertion that Saudi Arabia supports terrorism and the West knows. Oberg criticises the War On Terror and argues that arms trade to hotspots should be criminalised



August 29, 2016
New TFF PressInfo: How did Western Europe cope with a much stronger Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact? - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 386

July 27, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 384 - The Clinton's celebrated - but likely disastrous for the world - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 384

July 26, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 385 - Turkey's Coup - Another example of the West's disintegration - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 385

July 22, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on the so-called refugee crisis and what the EU should have done and can still do.



Jan Oberg comments on the attack in Nice and generally on the War on Terror
Iranian PressTV, July 19, 2016

Jan Oberg comments on Turkey's coup and NATO
Russia Today, July 16, 2016

July 8, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 383 - Fearology and militarism - But the real enemy is us - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 383

June 28, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 382 - Cheating Moscow - NATO's dangerous expansion - By Jonathan Power
TFF PressInfo 382

June 29, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 381 - Much stronger than during the First Cold War. Why is NATO so irrational? - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 381

June 25, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 380 - Brex'it. So Be'it! And now what? - By Johan Galtung
TFF PressInfo 380

June 24, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 379 - The Brexit Shock - Now all is up in the air! - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 379

June 15, 2016
Jan Oberg in discussion about the New Cold War
"The Heat" on CCTV America lead by Anand Naidoo

June 13, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 378 - A New Cold War Between Russia and the West? - By Jonathan Power
TFF PressInfo 378

June 10, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on the slow US implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran



June 9, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 377 - Intro to a series: The New Cold War - By Farhang Jahanpour
TFF PressInfo 377

May 30, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 376 - North and South Korea: Can be solved if...! - By Johan Galtung
TFF PressInfo 376

May 26, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 375 - Close Calls: We were closer to nuclear destruction than we knew (2) - By Gunnar Westberg
TFF PressInfo 375

May 26, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 374 - Close Calls: We were closer to nuclear destruction than we knew (1) - By Gunnar Westberg
TFF PressInfo 374

May 25, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 373 - What Obama should do in Hiroshima tomorrow - By Jonathan Power
TFF PressInfo 373

Jan Oberg comments on the Nordic countries' summit in Washington
On Russia Today

April 29, 2016
TFF PressInfo # 372 - Drop the Just War theory and abolish nuclear weapons - By Mairead Maguire
TFF PressInfo 372

April 4, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on NATO's 67th Anniversary: Perhaps the West cannot live without enemies?



March 30
TFF PressInfo # 369 - A Sunni-Salafist-Zionist Coalition changing the Middle East? - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 369

March 29, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on the Merkel selfie, lack of EU refugee management and answers what to do if there are terrorists coming among the refugees



March 28, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on the EU, the Pope, refugees and the weakening of the US Empire



March 18, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on the EU/Turkey deal



March 17, 2016
Jan Oberg's comments on the Russian withdrawal from Syria - before and after President Putin's speech



March 16, 2016
Will the EU become a criminal Union tomorrow? - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 367

March 15, 2016
Russian withdrawal from Syria: Could it be the beginning of the end? - By Farhang Jahanpour
TFF PressInfo 366

March 4, 2016
Denmark to attack in Syria, too! - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 365

February 25, 2016
Can we give meaning to the destruction of Syria? - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 363

February 24, 2016
Iran's elections and the nuclear deal - By Farhang Jahanpour
TFF PressInfo 362

February 12, 2016
The real news about Nobel's peace prize is here - and it is not Trump - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 361

February 9, 2015
Jan Oberg's comments to NATO's Secretary-General's press conference and NATO's 2015 Report




Jan Oberg's comments on Sweden's army chief saying that Sweden could be at war in a few years




Four articles on Denmark and Sweden and their refugee policies - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 357-360

The deeper reason Syria negotiations are doomed - By Jan Oberg
TFF PressInfo 355

Jan Oberg's comments on US Vice-President Joe Biden's confused statement about a political solution with ISIS and a military solution in Syria




Open Letter: Political responsibility in the Nuclear Age - By Richard Falk, David Krieger and Robert Laney
TFF PressInfo 354

TFF launches new online magazine - "Transnational Affairs"
TFF PressInfo 353

Jan Oberg's comments on sanctions on Iran being lifted, on new sanctions imposed and on the decine of the U.S. January 17, 2016







Please support our 30th Anniversary Campaign









Our 30 years with peace - And what happened to world peace? Part I and II
TFF PressInfo 342


TFF turns 30 - Part 2. Jan Oberg on why peace research is about finding solutions.

TFF at 30 - Part 2 Why peace research is about finding solutions from TFF Video Channel on Vimeo.


TFF turns 30 - Part 1. With founders Christina Spannar & Jan Oberg

TFF at 30 - Part 1: How it all began from TFF Video Channel on Vimeo.



"Peace, research and social innovation" - By Jan Oberg



















FEATURED ASSOCIATE

Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung, one of the founders of academic peace and conflict research in the 1950s and indisputably one of the most productive and innovative social scientists living today. A man of honour for his life-long commitment to peace by peaceful means.
He is the founder of PRIO in Oslo, of the Journal of Peace Research and of Transcend.
At 81, he travels around the globe twice a year, lectures, writes and directs projects along the way. Galtung joined TFF as an Associate in 1986, 12 years after Jan Oberg and he met at the Inter-University Center (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.

Galtung on TFF 1986-2011
On TFF Associates and Themes Blog since 2012
His production with Transcend





FEATURED SECTION

Sweden - refugee integration

TFF has carried through three projects aimed at making the integration of refugees into Swedish society smoother by providing dialogue opportunities between refugees and Swedes.

The third - and current - project is called "Like Bridges Over Dark Water". The overall purpose is to strengthen individuals in transition periods of life. One part of the project deals with the hardships young Afghan boys have had to go through during their long travels alone from their home country, arriving in Sweden without any relatives to welcome them. Telling their stories - and being listened to - by means of texts, drawings and photos is both healing and empowering for these boys.

This project - funded by the Swedish Inheritance Fund - has become a traveling exhibition. First shown at an art gallery in Malmoe, it is still on the move and is being exhibited in libraries, schools and other meeting places. At openings the boys are there to introduce the exhibition, explain and answer questions by the audience. You can practically see them 'grow'!

More about these projects here, mostly in Swedish





FEATURED PHOTO


"Reconciliation" - Photo painting by Jan Oberg © 2010