Johan Galtung

Russia might intervene in Ukraine if major violence

By | June 21st, 2014|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , |

Professor Johan Galtung is a sociologist, mathematician and the founder of peace and conflict studies. TBILISI, DFWatch–Right now we have a civil war in Ukraine, says peace researcher Johan Galtung. He warns that Russia might intervene with a ‘short sharp shock’ if ethnic Russians are subject to widespread violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia is deploying troops […]

Ukraine-Crimea-Georgia – the West and Russia

By | March 21st, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Johan Galtung is professor of peace studies. (Photo by Paul Bernhard.) There is much in a name.  Ukraine means borderland. The position of the extreme West–like US neocons–is clear: get all into NATO, encircling, containing, defeating Russia.  Some in Ukraine and Georgia share that goal.  The less extreme West would focus on EU […]