Richard Falk, Just World Educational Board Member and international law scholar, filed an amicus curiae brief with the International Criminal Court on March 16, 2020.
(This information has been updated as of March 28, 2020, at 10:40 am ET.) On March 25, we are launching launched a web-based educational program, “Commonsense on Syria.” This series …
It is just as well that, when he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin March 5, Turkey’s President Rejep Tayyip Erdogan did not look up to his right. If he had, he would have seen towering over him a lofty statue of Russia’s Catherine the Great, who in the 18th century sheared Erdogan’s Ottoman forebears of much of their European territory and many of their rights in the shared Black Sea.
This post is something new for me, an autobiographical fragment written at the request of an online listserv as a suggestive model for academics at the start of their careers as diplomatic historians. I publish it here.
The thousands of highly motivated foreign fighters at all ranks of the fighting forces that control Syria’s Idlib enclave pose a particular challenge to policymakers worldwide trying to deal with the bitter fighting in the enclave and the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from it.
The Trump administration plan for Israel/Palestine, ironically titled “Peace to Prosperity: a vision to improve the lives of the Palestinian and Israeli people,” is a flawed, ahistorical document that is basically a gift to the Israeli government, affirming and giving international blessings to much of the status quo.
In mid-January, I went to London England to research what is happening with Julian Assange. We could not visit him. He is in Belmarsh Maximum Security prison and even his lawyers could only see him for two hours over the entire previous month.
I salute those who have convened and are participating in this International Forum on Lawfare, and wish that I could have been with you in person to share this experience directly rather than addressing you from a distance.
Our President, Helena Cobban, has been writing a lot about Syria recently– primarily at her personal “Just World News” blog, though many of her articles have been crossposted in full …
by Richard Falk This piece is crossposted from Global Justice in the 21st Century, the blog of JWE Board Member Richard Falk. [Prefatory Note: In February 1979, along with two others, I …