Category: International Law

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Vijay Prashad: Gaza: no justice until US drops Israel at UN

International criticism of Israel’s summer offensive will come to nothing if the US continues to protect its ally with its UN veto

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Marjorie Cohn: Israel’s Blatant Flouting of International Law Requires Presidential Response

After 50 years of denial about Israel’s arsenal of nuclear weapons, the US Defense Department has finally admitted that Israel has nuclear weapons

Joseph Lacey: Juncker’s call for an EU army is an affront to democracy

It is not the outcome of a genuine international democratic debate that should concern us, but guaranteeing that such a debate is had in the first place

Rachael Boothroyd: But What About the Oil?

US Senators Get to the Heart of the Matter in Wake of Venezuela Sanctions

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George Monbiot: Hard Graft

The power of global finance and the immense wealth of the global elite are founded on corruption, and the beneficiaries have an interest in framing the question to excuse themselves

Johannes Hautaviita: On NATO Chief Stoltenberg’s Speech in Munich

The message is simple enough: Putin is dangerous, if not clinically insane, and NATO – the “guardian of the international order” (Stoltenberg) – is needed to defend Europe and ‘Western values’

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Kevin Zeese: Stop The Fast Track To A Future Of Global Corporate Rule

We need to maintain persistent pressure on Congress to oppose fast track. When we stop fast track, there should be a broad discussion of our vision for a globalized world structured to support universal human rights and protection of the planet

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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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