Treasures -
TFF Associates' productions

Topical contributions - some for debate, some for theoretical discussion, much about conflict-resolution, the UN and other themes central to international affairs.

What you find here is critical of mainstream thinking and policies. The majority also present constructive ideas, policy proposals and creative thinking.
The authors in this section are all TFF Associates. Their writings about the Middle East, Burundi, former Yugoslavia, and Sweden are found under
"Areas We Work In".


Articles 2012

Johan Galtung, January 19, 2012
Davos: The 1% world

Richard Falk, January 15, 2012
Healing wounds: Seeking closure for the 1915 Armenian massacres

Richard Falk, January 6, 2012
Remembering the best and the worst of 2011


Articles 2011

Johan Galtung, January 12, 2012
Where are we heading?

On history, social groups and fights...

Johan Galtung, December 28, 2011
Who was Jesus?

Shastri Ramachandaran, December 27, 2011
India unwilling to be drawn into US-China conflicts

Johan Galtung, December 20, 2011
Right wing extremism? Or Fascism?

Stephen Zunes, December 20, 2011
Obama calls Israel aid opponents 'extreme'

Shatri Ramachandaran, December 20, 2011
India set to take lead on abolishing nukes

New Reader/Textbook in peace
Peace and Conflict Studies
Edited by Charles Webel and TFF Associate Jorgen Johansen
Theories, methodologies and approaches to understanding peace and transforming conflict.
Published on December 14, 2011

Johan Galtung, December 13, 2011
Poor USA: What a Choice!

Richard Falk, December 12, 2011
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal: Bush and Blair are guilty

Shastri Ramachandaran, December 10, 2011
Will China attack India again. And are we ready?

Johan Galtung, December 4, 2011
Three crisis, three ideas - North-South, Lift the Bottom Up and Human Development

Mariam Abuhaideri, November 25, 2011
It feels like home...and other essays
Follow the writings of TFF's youngest Associate, global citizen with Indian-Iranian roots

David Krieger, November 25, 2011
Occupy peace

Johan Galtung, November 24, 2011
Kashmir-Afghanistan-Central Asia
Speaking upon receiving the Abdul Ghaffer Khan International Peace-Builder Award

Kamran Mofid, November 24, 2011
The wisdom of E. F. Schumacher
Small Is Beautiful

Richard Falk, November 24, 2011
Language, law and truth
On how presidental candidates endorse torture but calls it something else

Richard Falk, November 23, 2011
Poetic reflections on two occupations

Johan Galtung, November 12, 2011
The bad in the good and the good in the bad

Richard Falk and others, November 10, 2011
Occupy Movement: Two texts in solidarity

Richard Falk, November 9, 2011
Global revolution after Tahrir Square

Richard Falk, November 9, 2011
Rejecting neoliberalism, renewing the utopian imagination

Richard Falk, November 7, 2011
Two occupations - reflections on the Occupy movement as Falk experienced it in Lond recently

Richard Falk, November 7, 2011
Preparing for revolution - A Poem

David Krieger, November 4, 2011
The extreme costs of nuclear weapons
The world spends almost twice as much on nuclear weapons alone than it would cost to achieve the Global Millennium Goals!!

Johan Galtung, November 1, 2011
Mexico - lots of problems but new winds are blowing too

Johan Galtung, October 27, 2011
Columbia-revisited: Ultra-stability !!
On the deep ongoing conflicts and some peace-promoting solutions

Johan Galtung, October 19, 2011
And the world moves South and East
A macro-spiritual coming together in the future

Johan Galtung, October 19, 2011
The economic crisis: 7 proposals

Richard Falk, October 19, 2011
Missing the point twice: International law as Empire's Sunday suit

Richard Falk, October 19, 2011
Drone attacks: American citizens and foreign civilians

Richard Falk, October 11, 2011
Is this a Global Gandhian Moment?

Richard Falk, October 11, 2011
A modest proposal: Is it time for the community of non-nuclear states to revolt?

Jan Oberg, October 7, 2011
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize - positive and negative aspects

Richard Falk, October 6, 2011
An American awakening?

Jan Oberg, September 3, 2011
Libya - What Should Have Been Done?
A 3-part status with predictions after the first 6 months of yet another failed conflict-management. Please help spread it because the media will most likely ignore it.

Part I - Prologue: What We Should Have Learned By Now

Part II - What Should Have Been Done Before the NATO/US Decision to Bomb?

Part III
Status 6 Months Later and Some - Hopefully Wrong - Predictions

Johan Galtung, October 4, 2011
And then the decline and fall of China?

Ask yourself how many people in the West can deal with China in this macro-perspective. Here we never tire of talking about human rights in China while benefitting from cheap Chinese labour, says Jan Oberg

Johan Galtung, September 27, 2011
A (North) East Asian Community - with two important appendices. Speech given in China.

Brian Urquhart, September 20, 2011
Learning from Dag Hammarskjöld
At 92, Sir Brian is the oldest TFF Associate and a friend for more than 25 years. He is also the author of an authoritative study of Hammarskjöld. We are very very proud to have him on board!

Johan Galtung, September 20, 2011
Japan, Article 9 and the Self-Defence Forces

Richard Falk, September 20, 2011
The American and global experience of 9/10, 9/11, 9/12 + 10

Sören Sommelius, August 30, 2011
En fallen hjälte. Recension av Tariq Ali's svidande kritik av Obama

Richard Falk and Hilal Elver, August 29, 2011
Somalia tragedy, Islamist extremists and climate change skeptics

Jørgen Johansen, Tormod Otter Johansson, Majken Jul Sørensen, August 29, 2011
Politisk satir begränsas av Stiftelsen för Internetinfrastruktur

Richard Falk, August 26, 2011
The Tet offensive in the rear view mirro of the Afghanistan war: Disengaging from problematic interventions

Shastri Ramachandaran, August 6, 2011
Impressions from an intimate enemy
Indian TFF Associate visits Pakistan...

Gunnar Westberg, 6:augusti 2011
Hiroshima 2011 - Carl Bildt och Sverige

Gunnar Westberg, Hiroshima-dagen, 6:e august 2011
Kärnvapenkrig verkligt hot!

David Krieger, August 6, 2011
Hiroshima Day - Remembrance, reflection and resistance

Richard Falk, August 5, 2011
Can humanitarian intervention ever be humanitarian?

Daisaku Ikeda, August 3, 2011
Japan: Responding creatively to crisis

Richard Falk, July 27, 2011
Warfare without limits - A darkening human horizon

Johan Galtung, July 25, 2011
Norway 7/22. What? And then what?

Richard Falk, July 20, 2011
Dilemmas of sovereignty and intervention

Johan Galtung, July 11, 2011
The West has a peace theory - and it's a bad one

Richard Falk, June 22, 2011
A few notes on WHAT IS LEFT - Or toward a Manifesto for revolutionary emancipation

Richard Falk, June 16, 2011
Is the State a monster? Pro and Contra Nietzsche

Jan Oberg, June 13, 2011
NATO at the crossroads after Gates' speech
Comments to Associated Press

Johan Galtung, June 13, 2011
Retired all over the world - unite!! Learn the difference between jobs and work!

Gunnar Westberg, June 4, 2011
The nuclear technology trap - Or hubris and the survival of humankind

Richard Falk, May 24, 2011
Obama's flawed approach to the Israel/Palestine conflict

Richard Falk, May 23, 2011
Global leadership: American retreat, BRIC ambivalence and Turkey's rise

Johan Galtung, May 17, 2011
What happened to the Western Left?

Johan Galtung, May 11, 2011
Osama and Obama

Richard Falk, May 8, 2011
The hopes and hazards of limitless freedom of expression

Robert Jay Lifton, April 25, 2011
Fukushima and Hiroshima

Richard Falk, April 18, 2011
Rethinking Germany

Richard Falk, March 18, 2011
Learning from disaster. After Sendai?

Maj Britt Theorin, February 28. 2011
Can small countries really have an impact on peace and disarmament?

Published on the 25th Anniversary of Olof Palme's death

Maj Britt Theorin, February 28, 2011
A Swedish critique of the war in Afghanistan

Published on the 25th Anniversary of Olof Palme's death

Johan Galtung, February 28, 2011
The Decline of the US Republic

Johan Galtung, February 23, 2011
Think cosmically, act globally, eat locally

Daisaku Ikeda, February 18, 2011
Peace Proposal 2011
Towards a world of dignity for all: The triumph of creative life

Rikard Edbertsson
Peace in 2.0: A Netnographic Study for the Creation of a Social Media Platform for TFF's ProPeace Vision

Stephen Zunes, January 26, 2011
Does military education threatening academic freedom?

Johan Galtung, January 26, 2011
On Olof Palme and world interests
A lecture at Leeds. From his personal friendship to global reflections...

Johan Galtung, January 21, 2011
US versus China - and the Nobel Peace Prize

David Krieger, January 17, 2011
Remembering - today - Eisenhower's farewell speech about the Military-Industrial Complex

Richard Falk, January 13, 2011
Interrogating the Arizona killings from a safe distance

David Krieger, January 10, 2011
Apocalypse Never: Assuring a future for humanity - with a world free of nuclear weapons

Michel Chossudovsky, January 5, 2011
Who is behind WikiLeaks?
You'll will probably be surprised when reading this well-documented article...


Articles 2010

Johan Galtung, December 30, 2010
Women in the 21st century

Richard Falk, December 27, 2010
Time to START over: Arms control is not nuclear disarmament

PRESS RELEASE - December 27, 2010
Imagine A Better World
TFF's Pro-Peace Internet Platform 2011

By TFF's Board

New TFF - Help shape, fund and contribute to positive peace
The 2011 Appeal

The first announcement about what TFF will do the next 25 years: An interactive, multi-, social media site

Annette Schiffman, December 17, 2010
Half of Heaven - 99 women and YOU...
99 portraits of women, 99 life perspectives, 99 audio interviews
What are you proud of in your life? What is the up side of being a women - and the down side? Do you know anybody who has experienced violence...?
Touching portraits and significant statistics about the role of violence in women's lives.

Johan Galtung, December 16, 2010
The Korean Peninsula: Two scenarios
Johan Galtung's speec at receiving the distinguished DMZ Peace Prize

Richard Falk, December 16, 2010
Citizen Pilgrimage blog
To mark his 80th birthday - we congratulate you, dear Richard!! - he starts a blog called Citizen Pilgrimage.
We recommend this prolific contributor to a better world!

Stephen Zunes, December 15, 2010
Richard Holbrooke represented the worst side of the U.S. foreign policy establishment

Farhang Jahanpour, December 15, 2010
The Wikileak Files: The banality of politics

Jan Hjärpe, 14 december 2010
Bombmannen - en personlig tragedi som redan utnyttjas

Richard Falk, December 10, 2010
The Nobel Peace Prize and world peace. When will the twain meet?

Johan Galtung, December 6, 2010
Global domestic policy - and Wikileaks

Gunnar Westberg, December 1, 2010
Continuing the Korean War or seek peace now?

Johan Galtung, December 1, 2010
Islam and the West - Some differences

Johan Galtung, November 23, 2010
Hitler and the Germans

Michel Chossudovsy, November 19, 2010
Conversations with Fidel Castro
On the Battle of Ideas, on Iran, and the dangers and consequences of nuclear war that far too few discuss today.
Fidel Castro reveals deeper intellectual insights than most much younger national leaders would be able to. And his appeal to save human civilization deserves to be heard everywhere.

Michel Chossudovsky, November 19, 2010
Fake anti-war activism: The "humanitarian road" towards an all out nuclear war?

Johan Galtung, November 19, 2010
Civilization as a way of life

Yusra Moshtat, November 16, 2010
Den svenska dubbelmoralen
Varje krona den svenska vapenindustrin drar in är blodpengar, säger Moshtat med sin bakgrund i krigets och sanktionernas Irak. Läs!

Johan Galtung, November 15, 2010
The decline and fall of Norway

Stephen Zunes, November 3, 2010
My support for Ralph Nader ten years later: Lessons to be learnt
And a few memories of who Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore really used to be...

Hazel Henderson, October 26, 2010
Presentation video

Thus speaks a global visionary with firm contacts in reality!

Hazel Henderson, October 26, 2010
Initiator of the visionary WorldShift-20 Council - read about it here!

Hazel Henderson, October 26, 2010
Finance as global commons
What must be done to change the world's finance mechanisms in the direction of sustainability, justice and peace?

Stephen Zunes, October 20, 2010
A "Progressive Hero"? Time to think outside the Boxer - Barbara Boxer

Johan Galtung, October 25, 2010
The UN, peace and peace education

Johan Galtung, October 15, 2010
The Western Peace Prize

Jake Lynch, September 29, 2010
Puncturing pomposity
On Australia's foreign policy, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka - and what the media make of it all

Johan Galtung, September 29, 2010
China and world harmony - some ideas from a bird's eye perspective

Richard Falk & David Krieger, September 24, 2010
Nuclear dangers and opportunities in the Middle East

David Krieger, September 24, 2010
Nuclear detonation: Fifteen scenarios on how a nuclear war could happe

Michel Chossudovsky, September 21, 2010
From Ronald Reagan to September 11 and the "war on terror"
All the contemporary historical elements that most people have forgotten and media ignore today.

Stephen Zunes' new book, September 21, 2010
Western Sahara. War, Nation and Conflict Resolution

Johan Galtung, September 14, 2010
China Ying/Yang
A talk at the Beijing Foreign Studies University

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, September 14, 2010
Understanding the threats of Quran burning

Stephen Zunes, September 7, 2010
Harry Reid's Anti-Islamic agenda
Shocking analysis of the U.S. Senate majority leader and of the total moral bankruptcy of the Democratic Party. (Interestingly, the first-ever article by Zunes to be refused by the Huffington Post!)

Hazel Henderson, September 6, 2010
Review of Robert Kuttner's book
A Presidency in Peril

About a White House captive of Wall Street, and who made that possible

Daisaku Ikeda, September 3, 2010
Buddhist leader pushes for a nuclear abolition treaty

Johan Galtung, August 31, 2010
Japan right now. What is happening? A view from Kyoto

Stephen Zunes, August 31, 2010
Three American hikers seized by Iran for more than a year
Did you hear about them? Hardly! All three are progressive, anti-imperialist activists, which not only makes the charges against them particularly absurd, but also may explain why the Obama administration and the media have done so little for them.

Michel Chossudovsky, August 15, 2010
Does the U.S. plan nuclear holocaust?
Analysis with a series of war-planning documents

Hazel Henderson, August 1, 2010
Advice for Bill Gates, Warren Buffet on giving money
Guide your fellow billionaires away from self-serving philanthropy and toward growing the green economy.

Johan Galtung, July 28, 2010 - Video
Nuclear weapons and theology

Farhang Jahanpour and Susanne Sklar, July 28, 2010
Dialogue on nuclear weapons and culture of peace by TFF Associate and a TFF friend

David Krieger, July 15, 2010
The 65th Anniversary of the Nuclear Age

Gunnar Westberg, June 28, 2010
The Obama Nuclear-Free World - The withering of a vision

TFF Associerade och andra, Svenska Dagbladet, 28:e juni 2010
Stoppa USA:s militära övningar i Norrbotten

David Krieger, June 28, 2010
The 2010 Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

David Krieger, June 28, 2010
The tale of two nuclear whistleblowers

Johan Galtung on Democracy Now!
June 25, 2010
I love the US Republic & I hate the US Empire! - 4 parts on YouTube

David Krieger, June 24, 2010
British Petroleum, imagination and nuclear weapons
On the accidents that just can't happen and how people of caution have been mocked.

Stephen Zunes, June 8, 2010
Will the Flotilla attack be our "Kent State" moment?

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, May 31, 2010
The violence effect and reconciliation future

Johan Galtung, May 31, 2010
Where is the world economy heading?

Jan Oberg, May 26, 2010
Now member of the Ara Pacis Council for Dignity, Forgiveness, Justice and Reconciliation, established in April in Rome. The Ara Pacis Initiative is also on Facebook

Jake Lynch, May 24, 2010
alia's security in the Asia-Pacific Century
A most welcome alternative perspective to the mainstream media propaganda
about China and North Korea...Part 2

War without border - Obama's "Long War"

Per Gahrton, May 6, 2010
New book - "Georgia. Pawn in the New Great Game"

Johan Galtung, April 19, 2010
International norms and standards
Galtung's speech to ASEAN, a bird's eye view of contradictions worldwide

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, April 14, 2010
Courting nonviolent confrontation in a Thai house divided - What can be done?
Background written before the April clashes

The European Peace University - EPU Private
The newly resurrected institution offers a masters in peace studies - Starting September this year. TFF Associates teaching

Peace and Conflict Studies in London
Master's degree including conflict-resolving media - This july. TFF Associates teaching

Stephen Zunes, April 13, 2010
U.S. lawmakers support Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara

Johan Galtung, April 6, 2010
A world of regions and the EU role?

Francis A. Boyle, April 6, 2010
Principle confronting power: I Memory of Hans Morgenthau (who died in 1980)

Annette Schiffmann, April 3, 2010
Half the sky...
99 women and...
New website for an exhibition with photos and stories about women around the world and power structures. (In German but pictures speak across languages).

The Danish LIVIA Foundation seeks candidates for its peace award. Nominate now!
A new peace awarding foundation wants you to nominate candidates before April 20, 2010.
One of its Board members is Else Hammerich, TFF Associate

Hazel Henderson in Time Magazine, March 15, 201
Is GDP an obsolete measure of progress?

Stephen Zunes, March 10, 2010
John Hall, the story of a sad development of a Democract
Hall is a former musician and supporter of progressive causes. Since he was elected to Congress, he's become a shameless defender of
Israel's crimes.

Jake Lynch, March 9, 2010
The war on terrorism and the stuggle for context

Riane Eisler - video, February 25, 2010
Resilience and a new caring economics

Daisaku Ikeda,February 22, 2010
Annual Peace Proposal from the Soka Gakkai International President

Towards a new era of value creation

Michel Chossudovsky, February 21, 2010
Europe's 5 un-declared nuclear weapons states
Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. To be used against whom?

Riane Eisler, February 18, 2010
Measuring real wealth: Beyond the GDP
What GDP does not tell you and why U.S. GDP growth is not that good news

Jan Oberg, February 12, 2010
How was the largest ever on-line Security Jam?
Perhaps more technical than intellectual potentials to change the world towards peace

Riane Eisler, February 11, 2010
Building cultures of peace
If we are to build cultures of peace we have to start talking about something that still makes many people uncomftable: gender

Farhang Jahanpour, February 10, 2010
How to end the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, promoting development and human rights: A regional perspect

Jan Oberg, February 9, 2010
Stop Sweden's furtive accession to NATO!

Stephen Zunes, February 9, 2010
Obama's human rights record is a disappointment

Stephen Zunes, February 5, 2010
Obma's State of the union
Disappointed, we need a much more moral global agenda

Michel Chossudovsky, February 3, 2010
September 11, 2001: America and NATO declare war on Afghanistan.
NATO's doctrine of collective security

Jan Oberg, February 1, 2010
The U.S. is now a dictatorship
Pentagon's new strategy and budget is enough as evidence and reason for a worldwide confrontation with the U.S. MIMAC - Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex.

Hans von Sponeck, February 1, 2010
America's AfPak Strategy
From Bush to Obama - From Failure to Resolution?

Annette Schiffmann, TFF Board member strongly urges you to sign this petition:
Mumia Abu-Jamal and the global abolition of the death penalty


Articles 2009

Trine Pertou Mach, Dec 20, 2009
Når verdens ledere vælger IKKE at
Konklusioner omkring COP15

Jan Oberg, December 19, 2009
Proposal to World Press Photo - Reconciliation and Peace Photography

Jan Oberg
Is free peace research possible anymore? Is TFF?
A longer analysis of the structural impediments that grow by the day and, possibly, in the end will destroy both TFF and a fundamental aspect of democracy.

Gunnar Westberg recommends - December 11, 2009
Learn About Nuclear Weapons here

Stephen Zunes, December 10, 2009
Reagan did not end the Cold War - Leftist intellectuals did
Stephen Zunes, December 10, 2009 - Human Rights Day
The tale of two human rights awardees

Jan Oberg, December 6, 2009
Is free peace research possible anymore? Is TFF?
A longer analysis of the structural impediments that grow by the day and, possibly, in the end will destroy both TFF and a fundamental aspect of democracies.

Evelin Lindner - New book, December 6, 2009
Gender, Humiliation and Global Security:
Dignifying Relations from Love, Sex, and Parenthood to Global Security

No less than a world event in social science including peace research!

Johan Galtung in Ahmedabad
Nov 30, 2009
credible India...they say
Turning its back on Gandhi, selling itself to the US, facing new conflicts - but there are also solutions all the way around.

Håkan Wiberg, 29:e november 2009
Kriget i Afghanistan, Palme och Orback: Någonting måste ha gått fruktansvärt fel
Replik till , Jens Orback, som varmt försvarar kriget i Afghanistan.

November 9, 2009
Johan Galtung in Seoul speaking on the Eastern Cold War that we always forget in the West...
The trilateral conflict USA-North Kore-South Korea
An analysis in the light of the Fall of the Wall.
Dietrich Fischer, November 9, 2009
Peace studies at university level
About a new Master's program at the the World Peae Academy in Base

Jake Lynch, November 2, 2009
Sri Lanka - Time to stand up for human rights at last

Hazel Henderson interview by IPS, October 30, 2009
The Global Development Goals and how to replace the Gross Domestic Product
measure quickly
Stieglitz & Sen report moves far too slowly in the right direction

Johan Galtung, October 26, 2009
China and the global economic crisis

Gunnar Westberg, October 23, 2009
Will France at least discuss nuclear weapons?

Daisaku Ikeda, October 20, 2009
Building global solidarity toward nuclear abolition

Gunnar Westberg, October 20, 2009
More Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones!

Jake Lynch, October 17, 2009
How America is always at war - and why
What is it about America that keeps it at war and what is now intensifying the pressures to expand the wars?

TFF Board members, October 16, 2009
An appropriate Nobel Peace Prize: Two proposals

Johan Galtung, Transcend Media Service, October 2 - Gandhi Day
The tide is turning - away from the West
On the recent UN General Assembly, on Obama, Qaddafi, Chavéz, Israel and China. A fascinating bird's eye view contrasting the uniform coverage in the Western mainstream media of that same event.

Hans von Sponeck, September 15, 2009
America's Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy: From Bush to Obama. From failure to Resoluton?

Richard Falk in TodaysZaman, Turkey, September 15, 2009
Davotoglu: Turkey's finest foreign minister of republican era

Richard Falk, September 11, 2009
September 11 in Santiago - poem

Håkan Wiberg - recension, 10 september 2009
"Nobels Vilje" skriven av Fredrik Heffermehl

Johan Galtung, August 30, 2009
More creativity, please!
On Michelin meals, the Japanese election result and the boredom over much political.

Gunnar Westberg, July 15, 2009
They did not find the Reset Button

Hazel Henderson, July 15, 2009
Game over!
Forget the G-7 , the G-8 and the G-20. The G-192 represents for the first time, all the world’s national economies from North to South and East to West.

David Krieger, July 6, 2009
Disappointing progress on nuclear disarmament in Moscow

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, July 2, 2009
The power of words: Understanding Obama's speech in Cairo

TFF Associate Glenn Paige turns 80 !!!
About the theory of a non-killing science and politics.
See how he was celebrated, see his books, the video and more...

Farhang Jahanpour, June 21, 2009
Iran's Supreme Leader silences the opposition

Farhang Jahanpour at DemocracyNow, June 18, 2009
Iran's stolen elections, and what comes next
Gunnar Westberg, June 12, 2009
Dangerous power struggle in North Korea?
Is the North Korean military gaining the upper hand and how dangerous would that be?

Farhang Jahanpour, June 3, 2009
How to end the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Reminds us about the contemporary history of these countries and about the West's involvement back in time - which is vitally important for understanding today's situation. And end with a series of constructive proposals as to what can be done, rather much in contrast to what President Obama seems to try to do. A must read if you want the larger picture.

Hazel Henderson, June 3, 2009
Pashtunistan - a new member of the United Nations?

David Krieger, May 29, 2009
North Korea's nuclear test message

Gunnar Westberg, May 29, 2009
Questions about North Korea's nuclear weapons and the international response to it

Hazel Henderson, May 20, 2009
The Politics of Economics
A fascinating account of 30+ years of her own attempt and that of many other alternative thinking economists' to make the high priests of market economy and of politics to listen. They didn't, and thus we are where we are now. If you think it is indeed time to question economy as a "science"...begin here!

Jan Hjärpe, at Swedish Television
24 Direct, May 19, 2009

Speech at seminar on religion and peace

Farhang Jahanpour, May 8, 2009
What future for nuclear weapons?

David Krieger, May 8, 2009
The 100-Day Nuclear Disarmament Agenda
President Obama scores high

Farhang Jahanpour, YouTube, May 7, 2009
The necessity of global nuclear disarmament

David Krieger, May 7, 2009
The Sunflower - from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The monthly e-newsletter providing educational information on nuclear weapons abolition and other issues relating to global security - one of the most trustworthy, clear-sighted and persistent efforts to create a saner world.

Annette Schiffmann, April 21, 2009
Troy Davis facing execution again: Please take action now!

Vicky Samantha Rossi, April 21, 2009
Liberating the Oppressor
Rossi interviews Sami Awad about the power of nonviolence.

Gunnar Westberg, April 20, 2009
North Korea - The United States and Russia are greater global threats

Gunnar Westberg, 20:e april 2009
Vad bråkar Nordkorea om?

David Krieger, April 8, 2009
President Obama's call for a world free of nuclear weapons

A perspective on his speech in Prague.

Johan Galtung, Transcend, April 6, 2009
G20. NATO. And the world

The West is behind. Do not be surprised if the rest of the world is not waiting, but finds its own way.

Gunnar Westberg, April 7, 2009
Learn About Nuclear Weapons
Westberg recommends " Learn About Nuclear Weapons" a brand new education-site produced by the Swedish Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Jan Oberg, April 5, 2009
G20 and C5 - Connecting the dots?
Reality Show for Real Politicians? - Part 1

Annette Schiffmann, March 30, 2009
Appeal: Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal

This April the US-American radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal will celebrate his 55th birthday – the 27th on death row.

The Energy-Environment-Development Triad
Concluding talk, Energy Pact Conference, Geneva, March 16-17 2009

Michael Chossudovsky, March 26, 2009
Preparing for civil unrest in America: Legislation to establish internment camps on US military bases

Scilla Elworthy, March 18, 2009
Insider Power
Background analysis of the gross imbalances in global funds available for war and for peace - coupled with the constructive new concept of insider power.

Hazel Henderson, March 10, 2009
Who are the new financiers?
The new financiers will be the high-level information and knowledge brokers – and they will aggregate the new research on global change processes and lead in structuring the deals now creating the growing green economy..Learn about what happened to gold and old-time money.
Scilla Elworthy, March 10, 2009

Insider Power - Saving lives and money
Insider Power means: Support local peace building and attack the money wasted on large international peace conferences that exclude local people.

Daisaku Ikeda - Soka Gakkai International, February 23, 2009
The Buddhist leader's 2009 peace proposal
Toward Humanitarian Competition: A New Current in History

It also highlights nuclear abolition and many other constructive proposals for a better world.

Daisaku Ikeda - Interview in Tricycle, February 23, 2009
Faith in revolution
To believe in both oneself and others, and to treat others as one would a Buddha - this is the practice that awakens and calls forth the Buddha-nature that resides within us all. It is precisely because we are able to muster faith in the Buddha-nature of the other person that we can bring forth compassion from within ourselves and, desiring happiness for all, continue an earnest and respect-filled process of dialogue.

Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets, February 23, 2009
More advice for Summiteers on reforming the global casino
Prepared for the Emergency Congress – “From Crisis to a Just and Sustainable World Economy” London, February 23-25, 2009

Gunnar Westberg, Newsmill
Hemlig samarbetsavtal mellan FN och NATO äventyrar FN:s självständighet

Hans von Sponeck in Current Concerns
The United Nations and NATO:
Which security for and for whom?

Riane Eisler, Huffington Post, February 10, 2009
Peaceful Revolution: Investing in our human infrastructure



Articles 2008

Jan Oberg with Transcend Media Service, December 12, 2008
A 10 min. argument for nuclear abolition
About mega-terrorism, how the Ballistic Missile Defence

Hazel Henderson, December 10, 2008
Reforming global finance
Re-designing money systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the growing Green Economy. Presented to the Green Economy Initiative Conference, UNEP in Geneva.

Biljana Vankovska, December 5, 2008
Obama named hope
A view from Macedonia - and beyond...

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, December 4, 2008
The crisis in Thailand
Conflict, nonviolence, prognosis and solutions

Secret UN-NATO Cooperation Declaration
The TFF Board statement
Her på dansk

Stoppa smyganslutningen till NATO
Upprop i Svenska Dagbladet - 1:a december 2008
Över 60 svenska medborgare begär att en Medborgarkommission tillsätts och att Sverige nu får en debatt om förhållandet till Nato.
Initiativtagarna, däribland TFF:s Jan Öberg, har upprättat en hemsida just för detta här.

Al Burke & Jan Öberg
Svenska Dagbladet 19:e december 2008
Det behövs fredsmäklare som förstår försoning

Jake Lynch, November 24, 2008
Somalia - Intervention or complicity?

Hazel Henderson, November 24, 2008
Why Obama missed Bretton Woods II
The new global players in the Group of 20, led by Brazil, China, India, and many other now powerful industrializing countries of the South will challenge Mr. Obama’s own call for change.

David Krieger, November 19, 2008
Robert Gates and our nuclear future
If we are to succeed in eliminating nuclear weapons globally, Gates’ argument needs to be carefully examined.

Hazel Henderson, November 15, 2008
Advice for summiteers on reforming the global casino
On the November 15, 2008 summit on how to reform failed global finance.

Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch, November 10, 2008
Who are the architects of economic collapse?

Richard Falk, November 7, 2008
Barack Obama's historic victory - and his foreign policy challenges

David Krieger, November 5, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama and a world free of nuclear weapons

Johan Galtung, November 4, 2008
Obama: A new beginning? Yes, it is!

David Krieger, October 31, 2008
A Return to Sanity:
United States leadership for a Nuclear-Weapons Free World

A Briefing for the New President

Richard Falk - UN Special Rapporteur, October 31, 2008
Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
This report attempts to strike a balance between highlighting incidents that illustrate deeper general problems associated with the occupation and discussing patterns of conduct that
appear to violate the human rights of the occupied people.It special theme is the health situation.

Jan Oberg, October 22, 2008
Nobel Laureate Ahtisaari endorsed terrorism

Four reasons why he does not deserve Nobel's Peace Prize

Gunnar Westberg - Läkare Mot Kärnvapen 2008:114
Hör nu på!
Hör nu på go’vänner så skall jag för er berätta hur man avskaffar alla världens kärnvapen före år 2020!

Gunnar Westberg - Läkare Mot Kärnvapen 2008:114
Kärnvapnen - Hoppet och hoten

Sören Sommelius, 21 oktober 2008
Spökstaden i bluesens delta - från Greenville, Mississippi

Annette Schiffmann, October 21, 2008
Finality before Justice - Execution date for Troy Davis set for October 27th

Sören Sommelius, 19 oktober 2008
Kampen för rösträtt fortsätter än i dag - i Alabama

Sören Sommelius, 14 oktober 2008
Söderns svarta sånger och minnen
Från presidentvalets USA. I dag Birmingham

Sören Sommelius, 11 oktober 2008
In i Martin Luther Kings Atlanta
På resa i presidentvalets USA. I dag från Atlanta i södern

Vasiliki Neofotistos, October 7, 2008
The Muslim, the Jew and the African American: America and the production of alterity in Borat
Read about her analysis in Anthropology Today journal.

Jake Lynch, October 6, 2008
On the Military-Industrial Complex in Australia

Jan Oberg, September 29, 2008
'Bailout' - psycho-economic denial.
Or are we all doomed to domino down the drain?

Hazel Henderson, September 29, 2008
Chicago Boys' curse comes home to Wall Street
The famous school of economics at the University of Chicago led by the late Milton Friedman spread its market fundamentalism worldwide. Greed, selfishness, individualism and short-termism were conflated with freedom and democracy and elevated to the status of moral philosophy. The fatal flaws of this ideology fueled the reckless risk-taking, greed and arrogance that led to Wall Street’s downfall.

Johan Galtung, September 29, 2008
The U.S. economic crisis: 10 proposals

Jan Oberg, September 8, 2008
Paul McCartney should not have gone to Israel....really?

Can Japan become sovereign and peaceful?
Japan's deep culture, its relations with its neighbours, why it is a client state of the U.S., and how it can change and become a factor for world peace

Johan Galtung, September 24, 2008 - TFF Video Channel
Galtung's "True Worlds" - As Told
Between Two Planes
On the world after the U.S. Empire has gone, on civilizations, global governance, the UN - and the coming Muslim-Hindu conflict

, Septembr 24, 2008 - Video
International law and the nature of security - a talk before the U.S. war on Iraq

Sören Sommelius, Helsingborgs Dagblad, September 24, 2008
Ta hem trupperna - Afghanistan behöver civil hjälp i stället

Gunnar Westberg, Svenska Dagbladet, 22:e september 2008
Natos utvidgning ökar knappast säkerheten. Replik.

Peter Jarman, September 23, 2008
Ossetia - Reflections on non-violence, peace-keeping and peace-building

Ken Coates, September 17, 2008
Tskhinvali - Shock and Awe
al in The Spokesman from the Bertrand Russel Peace Foundation

Maj Britt Theorin m.fl i Dagens Nyheter, 15:e september 2008
Ta hem våra soldater från Afghanistan
Svensk trupp i Afghanistan står under Nato:s kommando. De svenska soldaterna bär Nato:s emblem och tvingas följa "rules-of-engagement" som vore otänkbara under ett rent FN-uppdrag.

Farhang Jahanpour, September 11, 2008
9/11 Conspiracy theories - and what we must do

Jan Oberg, September 10, 2008
September 11 seven years later and what we said at the time

David Krieger, 10:e september 2008
Congress Has the Last Chance to Say No to the US-India Nuclear Proliferation Deal

Gunnar Westberg & Anna Ek, 10:e september, 2008
Indien kapprustar - kan innebära slutet för nedrustningsregimen

TFF Fact-Finding Mission to Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 1994
Georgia On Our Minds
We warned that if this complex conflict formation was not brought up on the international agenda, it would explode. And we made proposals for a better situation than the one we see today (44 pages). PDF, 4,4 MB.

Gudrun Schyman, August 30, 2008
Blog och TV8 - nya program

Richard Falk, August 23, 2008
Towards a necessary utopianism:
Democratic global governance

Richard Falk, August 22, 2008
Assessing the Georgia crisis

Kai Brand-Jacobsen
Georgia-South Ossetia-Russia:
Proposals for Immediate Steps to be taken to End Hostilities and
Address Short and Long-Term Conflict and Humanitarian Impact

Richard Falk, August 19, 2008
Horizons of a grand theory of peace

Michel Chossudovsky, August 18, 2008
War in the Caucasus: Towards a broader Russia-US military confrontation?
Read this one if you want a contrasting view to Western mainstream perspectives that this is the Russian bear coming back...

Per Gahrton, June 5, 2008
Georgia towards new crisis after manipulated elections.

Gunnar Westberg & Henning Rodhe, DN 6:e augusti 2008
Carl Bildt vägrar satsa på kärnvapennedrustning

Gunnar Westberg, Göteborgs-Posten, 4:e augusti 2008
USA:s näste president vill avskaffa kärnvapnen

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, August 4, 2008
Ants, birds, infants and humans: Notes on Islam and non-killing politicsNonkilling politics, legitimized by Islamic teachings, could be seen as the alternative remaking of politics for Muslims in the fast changing public sphere.

Scilla Elworthy, August 3, 200
Non-violent peacebuilding: Champions networking
A world map is being constructed, to highlight and connect peace-builders, plotting their efforts as small dots of light on the dark canvas of countries at war.

David Krieger, July 18, 2008 - Video
On the necessity of a nuclear-free world - and what the Nucler Age Peace Foundation is all about.

Jørgen Johansen, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 15. juli 2008
Brott och straff
Rätt kan lätt bli fel när politik och juridik möts i internationell domstol. Jørgen Johansen om åtalet mot Sudans president.

Jan Oberg, July 7, 2008
Who benefits from global violence and war?
Review of Mark Pilisuk and Jennifer Achord Rountree's Who benefits from global violence and war? Uncovering a destructive system.

Jørgen Johansen, 4:e juli 2008
Historien upprepar sig
Hemlighetsmakeri är fel väg att gå i en demokrati. Jørgen Johansen menar att varken argumenten eller erfarenheten talar för FRA-lagen.

Richard Falk, interviewed by Linda Mamoun, The Nation, June 17, 2008
A conversation with Richard Falk
"It's important not to view history as a mere creature of geopolitical forces. Popular resistance has altered the course of history. The decolonization movement, the antiapartheid movement, the movements to free the peoples of Eastern Europe from Soviet domination are all examples of struggles that seemed to defy the geopolitical structures that existed."


B R E A K I N G - June 12, 2008
Attempts to silence Ashis Nandy, world top intellectual and TFF Associate for having written a column in The Times of India - see text with video:
The Gujarat government of Narendra Modi files criminal case against Nandy.

Ashis' column Blame the Middle Class in The Times of India.

Sharp comment on Chumuri.

About Ashis Nandy and here and a short biographical note by Vinai Lal.


Jake Lynch, June 12, 2008
Coalition of the Unwilling
Look at the US 'stealth' foreign policy and military preparations: It is time for allies to develop an independent foreign policy, Australia too.

Jake Lynch - Part I of III videos - June 12, 2008
Conflict in media - Coalition of the Unwilling (I)

Jørgen Johansen,
Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 12:e juni 2008

Kriget och studenterna

Per Gahrton, June 5, 2008
Georgia towards new crisis after manipulated elections.

Scilla Elworthy, May 29, 2008
Is human aggression irredeemable?
To return to the ‘innate aggression’ theory of human behaviour: what it (and the media) ignores are the million daily acts of compassion and loving kindness between human beings – from parents to children, from young to older people, from neighbours and from strangers. These pass unrecorded. Perhaps the reason they pass unrecorded is that kindness in our society is somehow less sexy than aggression.

Jørgen Johansen, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 22:e maj, 2008
Sämst i Norden
Sverige inte ens på tio bästa-listan i årets världsmästerskap i fred, noterar Jørgen Johansen.

Shastri Ramachandaran, Tribune of India, April 24, 200
Change in Nepal - Starting trouble for Maoists
Nepal needs both democratic stability and peace. Thwarting the Maoists’ prerogative to lead a government would endanger stability. Letting the Maoists run away with a government without meeting the democratic pre-requisite of doing away with their extra-parliamentary props would put peace, and pluralism, at risk.

Shastri Ramachandaran, Tribune of India, April 24, 2008
Reprocessing democracy
India, Nepal have to re-envision relationship

The Maoists winning the democratic right to lead Nepal is more than an electoral event. It is a development of enormous significance for not only the people of Nepal but also the rest of the world, particularly India and South Asia. The Maoists put democracy on trial and they, in turn, were tested by the democratic process. Both the Maoists and democracy have won resoundingly. This is as much a paradigm shift for democracy as for the Maoists.

Jørgen Johansen, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 24:e april 2008
Marknaden regerar
Fattiga drabbas när jorden dammsugs på råvaror till bilarnas etanol, skriver Jørgen Johansen.

Peter Jarman, April 11, 2008
East-West Dialogue during the Cold War years: Possibilities and Limitations
A personal account of Quaker meetings in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe prior to the end of the Cold War in 1989.

Jörgen Johansen, 9:e april 2008
Militarismens roll efter 11:e september

Francis A. Boyle, Baltimore Indymedia, March 6, 2008
Civil resistance in the age of Bush and Cheney
Civil Resistance to the wrongdoings of U.S. regimes has a long, and honorable, history. In his well documented tome, “Protesting Power: War, Resistance, and Law,” Professor Francis A. Boyle captures the essence of that story. He explains how “civil resistance” differs from “civil disobedience.” He also cites cases, where he was involved as an attorney and/or expert witness.

David Krieger with Stanley K. Sheinbaum, March 6, 2008
Preventing Future Nuclear Catastrophes

Michel Chossudovsky, March 5, 2008
The US-NATO Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine: Trigger a Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of Life"
With a few exceptions, there's a scientific and intellectual vacuum: No research, no analysis, no comprehension of the meaning of a nuclear holocaust which in a real sense threatens the future of humanity.
There is a tacit acceptance of a diabolical and criminal military agenda. The US-NATO doctrine to use nukes on a preemptive basis with a view to "saving the Western World's way of life" is not challenged in any meaningful way either by academics or media experts in strategic studies.

Richard Falk, March 5, 2008
What to expect from the next American president in the Middle East

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, March 4, 2008
October 6, 1976 and the case of collective amnesia?

Shastri Ramachandaran, March 4, 2008
Trouble in the Terai - Nepal’s next big problem

Jan Oberg, February 29, 2008
Can the EU become a peace-maker in the world? In Kosovo?
A critique of the Union's policy vis-a-vis Kosovo and Serbia and mention of Francesco Marelli's vision on a sort of Ministry of Peace for the EU - and an alternative European Security Strategy.

Daisaku Ikeda, February 13, 2008
2008 Peace Proposal: Humanizing Religion, Creating Peace
A major event in peace politics every year...

Gunnar Westberg, 11:e februari 2008
NATO, Sverige och kärnvapen

Daisaku Ikeda, in Japan Times, February 13, 2008
Say No to nukes in the Arctic
The Artic should become a nuclear weapons-free zone

Gunnar Westberg, Aftonbladet, 11:e februari 2008
Trots nedrustning finns fortfarande kärnvapen nog för att förinta Jorden
Carl Bildt är anmärkningsvärt passiv...

David Krieger, February 4, 2008
Required reading for assuring the future
Jonathan Schell's new book on the nuclear dilemma

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, January 20, 2008
Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism"

Stefan de Vylder, Yusra Moshtat & Jan Öberg
Svenska Dagbladet 17:e januari 2008
Margot Wallström "glömde" kriget
I en artikel på SvD Brännpunkt den 13/1 lyckas hon med det som borde vara omöjligt: en lång artikel om hur EU arbetar för fred utan att med ett ord nämna någon av de krigs- och konflikthärdar som idag utgör de allvarligaste hoten mot världsfreden: Irak, Afghanistan och Israel/Palestina.
Tystnaden om krig och ockupationer i en artikel om EU:s fredsarbete är tyvärr föga förvånande.
Margot Wallströms svar

Shastri Ramachandaran, The Tribune India, January 7, 2008
End of truce - Sri Lanka declares a new war


Articles 2007

Jan Øberg i "Poul Friis", DR - 21. december 2007
Fred i verden?
En samtale og ringe-ind program om freden, julefred og anden fred.

Jan Oberg, IPS, November 27, 2007
The Ballistic Missile "Defence":
US offensive mega-terrorism

See the larger picture that the BMD is part of. Look through the media hype and understand why this is terrorism that dwarfs Bin Laden...

Jørgen Johansen, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 12:e december 2007
Fredspris på fel grunder
Den norska Nobelkommittén bryter mot viljan i Nobels testamente.

Francis Boyle, December 10, 2007
The illegalities of US foreign policy and wars
Boyle's 4-part Bertrand Russell Lectures at McMaster's University in Canada. Few can present the case better than this TFF Associate, with all details and references to the very international law framwork which the Bush administration deliberately and systematically undermines.

Francis Boyle, Global Research - November 8, 2007
Bush Threat of World War III: Cuban Missile Crisis Redux
the Neo-Cons in the Bush Jr. administration believe that with the deployment of a facially successful strategic nuclear first-strike capability necessarily including A.B.M.s, the U.S. government could ultimately compel nuclear-armed Russia or China or both to do its bidding during a geopolitical crisis (e.g., over Iran or Cuba again).

Farhang Jahanpour, Journal of Globalisation for the Common Good, November 1, 2007
Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Sufis:
From Puritanism to Transcendentalism
At a time when political relations between Iran and the United States are so tense and the two nations are viewing each other with hostility and suspicion, it is important to remember that the cultural and literary relations between them have not always been so acrimonious.

David Krieger, October 31, 2007
The Sunflower Newsletter on nuclear policies and abolition
Articles by Jimmy Carter, David Krieger a.o. plus lots of information resources.

Kamran Mofid, November 1, 2007
The Journal of Globalization for the Common Good - Autumn 2007
inclding the Istanbul Declaration

The editors foreword

Shastri Ramachandaran, October 30, 2007
Nepal on knife-edge - Peace process being cut to pieces
The message is that henceforth the Maoists will call the shots; that they are not bound by the agreements to which they are a party. And, if they continue to swear by the peace process it is only to bind the SPA to abide by the terms the Maoists dictate.

Jan Oberg, October 24, 2007
Let us celebrate the Second UN
There is another UN than the power house in New York, a Second UN you never hear about. There is even a Third and Future UNs. In spite of all, the Second UN is doing a fine job where it matters most and where media don't report from. It is the member governments, more than the UN, that have failed to realise the dreams of a better world. Reform the members and the UN can still do miracles. But aren't we too nationalistic to do just that?

Michel Chossudovsky, - October 17, 2007
Bush's World War III
We are not living in a sound and rational World, where far-reaching decisions by the US President are based on an understanding of their likely consequences. World War III is no longer a hypothetical scenario.

National Public Radio - Talk of the Nation
Gore Nobel sparks debate over climate and peace
Jan Oberg and Stephan Faris discuss the prize and the issue, with people calling in. 3 million listeners, 300 radio stations in the US. Listen to it (17 minutes).

Jan Oberg, October 12, 2007
The Nobel Peace Prize 2007: A great misjudgement

It can only devalue the Prize itself and make a mockery of peace when Al Gore get it - remember he was vicepresident when Clinton and others missed the opportunity to creat a better world, bombed Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Sudan...

Jan Öberg, 12:e oktober 2007
Nobelpriset 2007 till Al Gore - en allvarlig felbedömning

Birgitte Rahbek, 12. oktober 2007
Lad konfliktløsning bane vejen

David R. Loy, October 9, 2007
Why we love war
A profound, philosopical piece on
why war seems attractive to so many. It has to do with a deep civilisational feeling of lacking something in our lives, with our craving for identity and community. Here is a Buddhist perspective, eminently readable by anyone - and non-Buddhists will get an extra benefit from this professor and Buddhist teacher.

Per Gahrton homepage, October 2007
Kashmir - Secession and independence, or district-based plebiscite and partition - or autonomy and soft borders?
Some options for a solution to the Kasmir conflict based upon Nordic experiences. Gahrton here develops the four-point formula by President Musharraf from December 2006.

Per Gahrton, Cogito, oktober, 2007
Håller kineserna på att bli miljömedvetna?
Intryck from ett Kina-besök tillsammans med Europas Gröna.

David Krieger, September 27, 2007
US leadership for a nuclear weapons free world
Here is the argument against the "death plan"

Riane Eisler,, September 13, 2007
The ignored issue that can get progressives elected

The failure by the current administration and its congressional allies to care for America's children gives progressives the opportunity to reclaim an area they've tragically neglected.

Jørgen Johansen, 20:e september 2007
Bomba Iran - Säg ifrån nu !
Ett angrepp på Iran skulle få konsekvenser som gör kriget i Irak till en detalj - skall ett angrepp undvikas så är det nu man ska säga ifrån!

Jake Lynch, August 15, 2007
Hope rings out in voices of protest
Remember, when you see news pictures of activists being carted off by robocops guarding delegates to the APEC summit, their dissent from the official line is keeping alive the prospect of peace. They, in short, are the guardians of democracy and the hope of a safer world that we could now create.

David Krieger, August 10, 2007
The greatest immediate danger to humanity
The more nuclear weapons in the world, the more likely they will end up in the hands of terrorist extremists incapable of being deterred. The longer nations rely on nuclear weapons for security, the more likely it is that they will be used, by accident or design.

Jørgen Johansen, 30:e juli 2007
Vi blir bara fler och fler
Från tidigt 1800-tal låg antalet stater i världen relativt konstant runt 50–60 i hundratrettio år. Men sedan andra världskrigets slut har antalet nästan tredubblats. Vilken betydelse får det egentligen att antalet stater i världen ökar?

Jørgen Johansen, 14:e juli 2007
Journalister i fångenskap
Det er skillnad på journalist och journalist i medierna. Johansen jämför mediebevakningen av Sami al-Haj i Guantanamo och BBC-journalisten Alan Johnston.

Hans von Sponeck, Current Concerns, June 25, 2007
Returning to the worst days of the Cold War
I am convinced that, due to this militarised politization of Nato, we have taken a big step backwards to what is not only a Cold War atmosphere between major powers, but also, and this is the tragedy, to an increase in defence spending in many countries including China, Russia, and Western Europe. The key words ought to be dialogue and diplomacy...

Daisaku Ikeda, June 15, 2007
Message to TFF
One of the world's foremost peace leaders writes to TFF

Jørgen Johansen, 1. juni 2007
En fråga om lojalitet
Konsult Göran Persson minskar chanserna för att Norge ska köpa Jas, skriver fredsforskaren Jørgen Johansen.

Sören Sommelius, 30:e maj, 2007
"Buddha i världen"
Sören Sommelius recenserar Pankaj Mishras bok - "
För buddhismen står det dagliga enkla livet i centrum. Men det mesta i vår tid fokuserar på andra värden, tillväxt, ökad förbrukning och mångfaldigade behov av ständigt nya varor och tjänster, allt det som Buddha varnade för."

Michel Chossudovsky,, May 19. 2007
"Democratic transition" at the World Bank
The Wolfowitz scandal is a smokescreen. The real reasons of Wolfowitz's demise are political. What this dismissal suggests is that lead Neo-Conservatives, despite their apparent political clout are often vulnerable and defenseless. They do not constitute the ultimate source of political power. Acting on behalf of the dominant corporate and financial elites, they are instruments or proxies, which can readily be replaced.

Gunnar Westberg & Frida Sundberg,
Göteborgs-Posten, 10:e maj 2007
Svenskt medlemskap i Nato är moraliskt oförsvarbart
Att Nato:s kärnvapendoktrin accepterades av medlemsländerna under det kalla kriget är kanske förståeligt. Att Sverige skulle ta på sig denna moraliska börda när fred råder i Europa vore oförsvarligt.

Daisaku Ikeda, May 2, 2007
Restoring the Human Connection: The First Step to Global Peace
Much of the responsibility for the current situation must be laid at the feet of the states already possessing nuclear weapons. Any effective movement toward nuclear disarmament must be predicated on the sincere efforts of the existing nuclear-weapon states to disarm.

Richard Falk, April 30, 2007
Responsible scholarship in 'dark times'
Each of the concerns expressed here calls for a defiant spirit of truthfulness that may entail some adverse consequences. There are concerted campaigns afoot within the society to purge university ranks of radical voices and to intimidate still further the rest of the academic community. It is a historical moment that is severely testing the vitality and moral wellbeing of academic professionalism.

Nordic Peace Academy, April 27, 2007
Nyt Nordisk Fredsakademi i Norge - anmeld dig til august
Several TFF Associates are involved in developing Nordisk Fredsakademi, among them Johan Galtung, Hakan Wiberg, Jan Oberg, Dietrich Fischer. (Website so far only in Norwegian)

Farhang Jahanpour, April 27, 2007
From Yeltsin's Christian funeral to the war on terror
Starting out with the interesting details of that funeral and the upsurge in religious sentiments worldwide, Jahanpour focuses on the general relationship between politics and religion in different culture, reminds us of Nietzsche, continues to CIA's role in provoking the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and ends with what we can learn from it all concerning the - failed - war on terror today.

Riane Eisler's pathbreaking book, April 25, 2007
The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
From the author of the bestselling classic The Chalice and The Blade - Proposes a dramatic new economic model that could help resolve many of the most critical problems we face today- Offers concrete steps for putting this model into practice.
See its table of content, first pages and how to order here.

Jan Øberg, 11. april 2007
Hvad er fred?
Opsummering af 35 års tanker og praksis

Fred er at sikre udvikling og udvikle sikkerhed med ikkevold og mangfoldighed - og meget mere...

Sören Sommelius, 22:a mars 2007
I drakens huvud - Shanghai: "Att bli rik är ärofyllt" !
En mångsidig berättelse omett omtumlande besök i megastaden - og med historiska trådar till Helsingborg og författarens vind.

Sören Sommelius, 22:a mars 2007
I de "humanitära" krigens tid
Recension av Jean Bricmont's "Humanitär imperialism"

Sören Sommelius, 22:a mars 2007
Recension av Amartya Sen's "Identitet och våld."

Doris Kruckenberg, 21. marts 2007
Anmeldelse af H. C. Bonnichsens bog "Hånden. En PET- og politikrønike."

Farhang Jahanpour, March 10, 2007
Fundamentalism versus liberalism
The biggest challenge that mankind faces today is to prevent the views of the 'men of zeal' to predominate. What the world is facing is not a clash of civilisations, but a clash between a liberal and pluralistic view of the world, and one based on religious and political dogmatism and fundamentalism.

TPU - Transcend Peace University
Course Announcement, Spring 2007
On-line peace university, 19 courses, 8 course directors are TFF Associates

Daisaku Ikeda, February 21, 2007
Dag Hammarskjöld's commitment to dialogue
I believe there is much we can learn from the life and example of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the organization. His achievements shine in the annals of UN history, and his moral force and integrity as the "conscience of the United Nations" command wide respect to this day.

Gunnar Westberg, Dagen Nyheter, 19 februari 2007
Klockan fem minuter i tolv
Vad kan i längden hindra ett storskaligt kärnvapenkrig? Den hotfulla bilden av svampmolnet har åter blivit aktuell, men Gunnar Westberg ser hopp i ett oväntat amerikanskt initiativ.

Jan Oberg, February 14, 2007
What is peace? My summary of 35 years of thinking and practising

Francis A. Boyle, February 14, 2007
The 18th Annual Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures:
The legacy of B. Russell: Principle of confronting power

Listen to "Palestinians and International Law" and "The US National Campaign to Impeach Bush" held at McMaster University.

Doris Kruckenberg, TFF frivillig, 12. februar 2007
Rapport fra World Social Forum i Nairobi

TFF - February 2, 2007
Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
An appel to work closer with civil society worldwide - "we, the peoples":

• Strengthening the UN Charter’s norms and ethics
• Multilateralism and world order
• A stronger UN through intensified partnership with world civil society

• Human and global security
• Human and global development
• The Middle East

Stuart Rees with Annie Herro, January 30, 2007 on ABC National radio, Australia on November 8, 2006
What form of international intervention could at least stall the slaughter of innocents in conflicts like Darfur?
About the UNEPS proposal

Recently launched in New York has been the proposal for the United Nations Emergency Peace Service known as UNEPS. This is a response to urgent calls within the UN for a rapid-reaction service to prevent conflicts from escalating into genocidal-like disasters. It will include experts on conflict-resolution and non-violent methods on the ground.

Hans-Christoph von Sponeck, January 26, 2007
The dangerous double standard

Shastri Ramachandaran, The Tribune, January 14, 2007
Development as delusion
“Marvellous falsehood, most pleasant”
Review of The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith by Gilbert Rist. "In a world where discourse is dominated by simplistic arguments for and against globalisation between market cheerleaders and protesting demonstrators, Rist compels critical reflection, to liberate the mind from a single all-consuming delusion."

Jake Lynch, The Australian, January 14, 2007
Tread warily with Manila

David Krieger, January 6, 2007
Four Cold Warriors' plea for a nuclear-free world

Shastri Ramachandaran, January 6, 2007
Nepal Promises, potentials and pitfalls (3 articles)

Johan Galtung, January 5, 2007
A mini theory of peace

Daisaku Ikeda, January 4, 2007
A power to resist the currents of history


From July 2006 to 2007

Daisaku Ikeda, December 29, 2006
A new era of the people - Forging a global network of robust individuals
Daisaku Ikeda is the president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association of more than 12 million members in 190 countries. A prolific writer, poet, peace activist and leading interpreters of Buddhism, Ikeda gives his view on a better world from the vantage point of the year we are now leaving behind.

Francis A. Boyle, December 29, 2006
Warning that the US is becoming a police state
Prof Boyle says 9/11 was allowed to happen, war on terror is facilitating the downfall of The Republic, concentration camps are in place and US citizens are the targets. Read and listen to him.

Ulla Fasting, TFF Ven, 28. december 2006
Indtryk fra Afghanistan
Om sikkerheden, kvinderne, nabolandene og Danmarks særlige ansvar.

Ulla Fasting, TFF Ven, 28. december 2006
Fem billeder af det mulige Afghanistan
Ulla Fastings bidrag i november til Danmarks Radios "Ved dagens Begyndelse."

David Krieger, December 10, 2006
Teaching peace
What subject could be more important to teach our young but peace? Krieger here lists the three most important documents and ten ways of teaching peace and being and educated citizen in the 21st century. Read and see whether you are...?

Richard Falk, December 8, 2006
On United Nations reform: Where is Kofi Annan's "fork in the road"? Over the horizon!
This essay contends that there is no fork in road, and that the metaphor of choice is profoundly distorting. Within the United Nations System, as now constituted, there is no reform choice, and no alternative to the persistence of a geopolitically dominated reality. Outside the UN, the commitment to UN reform by civil society actors is the only worthwhile path, although the realization of its vision cannot even be imagined at this point.

Michel Chossudovsky, November 27, 2006
Debating "War and Peace" behind closed doors:
NATO's Riga Security Conference
Chossudovsky on its background, perspectives and its interesting gathering of defence analysts, media, institutions, governments, near-governmental organizations, and military industry - in short, the contemporary military-industrial complex.

Kamran Mofid, November 26, 2006
The Journal of Globalization for the Common Good
Themes such as Islam and dialogue among civilizations, what hope for peace in the Middle East, globalization, Buddhist peace practice and more.

Daisaku Ikeda, October 5, 2006
Emerging from the nuclear shadow
President Ikeda argues for nuclear abolition and emphasizes the need for giving youth a voice in this matter. To emerge from the shadow of nuclear weapons we need a revolution in the consciousness of countless individuals -- a revolution that gives rise to the heartfelt confidence that "There is something I can do."

Chaiwat Satha-Anand, October 4, 2006
The moral enigma of the September 19 popular coup in Thailand
This keen observer offers an explanation why so many, both common people and noted public intellectuals, are supporting this coup. There is a moral enigma in that the coup could be accepted while the coup as a means of political change itself is rejected. And in the midst of it all: a quiet sign of hope for Thai society.

Michel Chossudovsky, October 4, 2006
Who benefits from the Afghan Opium Trade?
The United Nations has announced that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has soared and is expected to increase by 59% in 2006. The production of opium is estimated to have increased by 49% in relation to 2005. 
Isn't it a bitter irony that the US military presence has served to restore rather than eradicate the drug trade?

Jan Oberg, September 10, 2006
September 11 Five Years: 9 problems and 11 solutions - Part 1
It changed the world. But for the wrong reasons. The biggest problem is not 9/11 but 7/10: October 7 when the Bush administration started the “war on terror” in a mistaken or deliberate attempt to capitalize on that fateful day: 9/11. But their deficient and opportunistic interpretation of the event has created a world much more unstable than any time since 1945.
Part 2 - The 11 Solutions.
Among them: Scrap the war on terror!

David Krieger, September 10, 2006
Preventing a nuclear 9/11
The greatest failure of imagination on the part of leaders in the nuclear weapons states is their belief that they can continue with nuclear business as usual while expecting that these weapons will not eventually end up in the hands of terrorists. Their own possession of nuclear weapons is a form of nuclear terrorism.

Ken Coates, September 9, 2006
The carnage continues...and now for Trident!
The author takes stock of the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon - and in England, "President Bush did not take long to parrot this outburst in denunciations of Islamic fascism. How long will it be before Mr. Blair also joins the neo-con claque?

Shastri Ramachandaran, September 9, 2006
Island of strife. India must avert war in Sri Lanka
The question “What can India do?” smacks of despair. What India cannot do is known: India cannot mediate, supply combat equipment or directly engage the LTTE. But India can prevail upon the GoSL to call off its ground and aerial attacks immediately, and deprive the LTTE of a chance to launch the fourth Eelam war. New Delhi should invite Norway and the other co-chairs of the peace process and get them to publicly declare that the (dead) process is actually dead.

Shastri Ramachandaran, September 9, 2006
German Angst. Günther Grass has already punished himself
Germans known for their angst also have, like the Japanese, a sense of honour. It is this sense of honour that may have driven Gunter Grass to commit this hara-kiri of sorts. There’s no need to vilify and pillory him when he has inflicted so much on himself.

Richard Falk, August 31, 2006
World Order after the Lebanon War
We should take care not to overlook the extent to which war is becoming dysfunctional. The Lebanon War is likely to be remembered not for the birth pains of 'a new Middle East' (Condoleezza Rice), but as the death throes of a system of world order that accepted war as the inevitable basis of stability and change in relations among sovereign states.

Michel Chossudovsky, August 30, 2006
Russia and Central Asian Allies Conduct War Games in Response to US Threats
Barely acknowledged by the Western media, military exercises organized by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan under the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, (CSTO) have just been launched. While Iran is not a member of the CSTO, it has observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), of which China is a member. India and Russia have signed on August 20th, a farreaching military cooperation agreement. See a pattern?

Johan Galtung, August 23, 2006
What does professionalization in peace research mean?
A path-breaking analysis - with autobiographical inputs - of how to move beyond the dichotomy between government "Realism" and civil society organizations/peace movements "Idealism." Deals also with the code of conduct and accountability of the peace reseacrcher/worker and the parallel with the health worker.

Michel Chossudovsky, August 21, 2006
Crying wolf: Terror alerts based on fabricated intelligence
The sequence of terror alerts based on phony information, repeated over several years, inevitably creates amidst the British and American public, a sense of disbelief: an uncomfortable feeling that both Scotland Yard and the British Home office are lying. The counter-terrorism apparatus is desperately crying wolf, which could potentially trigger in the United Kingdom, a political crisis of immeasurable consequence. 


TFF Open Letter, August 14, 2006
Open Letter to Jan Eliasson, President of the UN General Assembly
Uniting for Peace: Strengthen the General Assembly.

The board of the Transnational Foundation, TFF sends an Open Letter that aims to stimulate a wider discussion about the preconditions for a genuine peace process also after UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
Invigorate Uniting for Peace. Plan a comprehensive all-inclusive OSCE-like conference under UN leadership. Provide genuinely impartial mediation and conflict-resolution. Implement Security Council resolutions on the Middle East as a Nuclear-Free Zone. Involve civil society, push reconciliation. And give the UN a clear mandate and adequate resources. This - not bombs, extremism and hate - can help peace break out in the region.
We encourage you and like-minded organizations to sign it. See how right after the Letter.


Kamran Mofid, August 13, 2006
Journal of Globalization for the Common Good
Inaugural issue of a new journal on the macro trends of our time, including the Kenya Declaration 2005 and the Hawaii Statement 2006.

Ellen Frank, August 12, 2006
The "Cities of Peace" series of paintings by Ellen Frank
Ellen Frank is TFF's first artist Associate. We are proud to introduce her works which build bridges between art and peace. Cities of Peace offer paintings of Baghdad, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lhasa and other cities. This page also contains links to Ellen Frank's fascinating homepage.









The Annual Collections


Treasures 2005

Treasures 2004

Treasures 2003

Treasures 2002

Treasures 2001

Treasures 2000

Treasures 1999

Treasures 1998


Evelin Lindner, November 1, 2006
Lindner, a TFF Associate, receives the 2006 Award for Applied Psychology, awarded by the Swiss Association of Applied Psychology




January - July 2006

Shastri Ramachandaran, June 29, 2006
Himalayan Challenge: Nepal's road to a new democracy
The disarming of the Maoists, the role, size and complexion of Nepal's army, the invitation to the UN to monitor and manage arms and armies of both sides and, above all, the Maoists being a part of government are issues that could puncture the prevalent euphoria. New Delhi, Washington, the UK and the EU, has been silent with disapproval of the government's "giving in" so readily to the Maoists...


Johan Galtung, 26. juni 2006
Hva gør Norge i Afghanistan?
Fem gode punkter ved en mæglingssession i Peshawar kontrasteret af en forudsigelse: "Stabilitet kan man trygt se bort fra. At den hundre år gamle krigen mellom det angloamerikansk-kristne og det arabisk-islamske skal stilne av kan man også trygt se bort fra, unntatt overfor Spania med den eneste vestlige politiker med klarsyn, Zapatero. Heroinen vil fortsatt nå frem til vestens gater. Pengene vil fortsatt flyte inn i de korruptes lommer..."


Jan Øberg, Grønlandsk Kultur- og Samfundsforskning 2004-05, 26. juni 2006
Balancér Igaliku-aftalen med fredspolitik
Det drejer sig om den grønlandsk-dansk-amerikanske aftale, der giver USA carte blanche til at anvende Thule-basen. Artiklen gennemgår hvad aftalen siger og ikke siger og placerer den inden for rammerne af den amerikanske strategi for atomkrigsførelse.
Derpå stiller Øberg 7 forslag til hvorledes Grønland fremover også kan bidrage til en fredeligere verden, nu man - formodentligt lidt uforvarende - er kommet til at medvirke til en mulig atomkrig.
Foredraget gav anledning til en del debat i Grønland og publiceres nu i Grønlands Universitets - Ilimatusarfiks - Årsbog på Forlaget Atuagkat.


Kamran Mofid, June 22, 2006
Economic Forum - Creating a Virtuous Economy: Reconciliation, Peace Building and Reconstruction
Read about this urgent and exciting idea that is part of the Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East.


Hazel Henderson, June 20, 2006
The politics of money
The word is out that economics, never a science, has always been politics in disguise. Economics is now widely seen as the faulty sourcecode deep in societies' hard drives….replicating unsustainability: booms, busts, bubbles, recessions, poverty, trade wars, pollution, disruption of communities, loss of cultural and biodiversity. Citizens all over the world are rejecting this malfunctioning economic sourcecode and its operating systems..they are redesigning healthy homegrown sustainable local economies - all over the world.


Francis A. Boyle, May 14, 2006
Impeach President Bush!
At Broadcast 05/05/06 Talk Nation Radio
Boyle makes clear what is at stake. The law professor and TFF Associate argues for the use of impeachment to remove Bush, Cheney, Gonzales and Rumsfeld before they can take us into another war in Iran and farther along into an American police state. He also discusses the legal implications of the destruction of Fallujah and the fact that George Bush has said that there are 700 laws he is not going to enforce. Other articles by Francis A. Boyle here.


Sören Sommelius, 29:e april 2006
Hopp och lugn i Bolivia - Peru mot vänster?
Kulturskribenten har rest i Sydamerika. Här är hans fascinerande ögonblicksbilder - människorna, samhället och politiken - från Bolivia och Peru. Ska människornas dröm efter demokrati och välstånd äntligen bli verklighet? Kommer USA än en gång att intervenera? Illustrerad med författarens egna bilder.


David Krieger, April 6, 2006
Why nations go nuclear
Understanding the reasons why a country chooses to go nuclear are complex, variable and speculative, but I would offer as a hypothesis four principal, though often overlapping factors: fear, security, enhancing the country's bully potential or countering another country's bully potential, and prestige. North Korea seems to be pioneering a fifth reason: to use the weapons as a bargaining chip to gain security guarantees and financial concessions.


TFF Associates at Perdana Global Peace Forum, April 6, 2006
The Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War
A radical, short 14-point declaration on why war must be abolished and what it takes to promote peace instead. Signed by, among others, TFF Associates von Sponeck, Chossudovsky, Boyle and Oberg.


Claus Kold, 22. marts, 2006
Med militær præcision...
Få udenforstående er kommet så tæt ind på livet af den danske soldat på international mission. Kolds undersøgelse bygger på feltstudier i Kosovo og på enorme mængder af litteratur, teoriudvikling, forskning og undervisning i de seneste 25 år. Her viser han hvor dårligt det danske forsvar er klædt på til de fredsskabende opgaver det fører sig frem som eksperter i.
Claus Kold har netop udgivet en sammenfatning af sin banebrydende PhD-afhandling, Krigen er slut - konflikterne fortsætter på Frydenlunds forlag.