Category: International Law

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Vijay Prashad: The Nuclear Club: India welcomed, Iran shunned

The parallel between the treatment of India and Iran demonstrates that the entire “Iran nuclear crisis” is a geo-political game

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Alfred W. McCoy: The Real American Exceptionalism

From Torture to Drone Assassination, How Washington Gave Itself a Global Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

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Richard Falk: ‘Lawfare’ and Liberation

Issues of law and ‘lawfare’ are recurrent features of foreign policy debates in the United States

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Roberto Savio: Global Governance and Common Values: the Unavoidable Debate

In the long run if real, lasting world governance is an aim, the debate will have to again become one of our shared values in order to achieve harmonious coexistence. This is the lesson from history

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Richard Falk: A Presumption Against Intervention

Four developments over the course of the last half-century are radically reshaping the debate on the viability and advisability of forcible intervention as a diplomatic option

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Florian Zollmann: Je Suis Fallujah: ‘Their’ and ‘Our’ Terrorism

No investigation in the root causes of “Our terrorism” in Fallujah has been conducted

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Medea Benjamin: Take Cuba off the Terrorist List

The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles

Jamie Stern-Weiner: ‘Double tapping’ in Gaza

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’s just-published report on Operation Protective Edge adopts a cautious and professional tone but describes the stuff of nightmares

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Milan Rai: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons – Useful and Not-So-Useful First Steps

The most urgently-required negative security assurance (NSA) is a promise by all the declared nuclear weapon states never to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear weapon state

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Ramzy Baroud: Time to Move Out: The Problem with Mahmoud Abbas and His Authority

The problem with Abbas, however, is bigger than Abbas himself. The ailment lies in the very political culture and class that sustained and benefited from political corruption for over 20 years

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