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Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Danny Postel | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Danny Postel

Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition. These debates and dynamics are mostly unknown to American progressives.

Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Anti-War Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism

Danny Postel | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Danny Postel

It's hard for me to share the peace movement's triumphalism. Yes, a US military attack was thwarted - good. But is that where the story ends?

UN Investigator Slammed Over Boston Bombing Comments

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

GENEVA -- A U.N. special investigator has linked the Boston marathon bombings to the United States' superpower status and Washington's policy on Israe...

Richard Falk and David Krieger's 'The Path to Zero'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Faced with the disastrous indifference of national governments to the fate of the earth, the people of the world would do well to study The Path to Zero, an extended conversation on the nuclear dilemma by two of its most brilliant analysts.

UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Falk, Talks About Palestine's Bid for Statehood (Part 2)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

If I remember correctly, didn't President Bush, the father, at one point make an appeal to the American people on television?

UN Special Rapporteur, Richard Falk Talks About Palestine's Bid for Statehood (Part 1)

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Today my guest is UN Rapporteur, Richard Falk, and we are going to discuss Palestine's bid for statehood, what this means -- the consequences, the ramifications.

Turning Points: Israel Caves Under Flotilla Pressure

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Ankara's assertive set of responses to the Israeli assault provided a model for how mid-level powers could challenge Israel and stand up to U.S. pressure and emerge reaping enormous political capital.

The F Word: Anger over Israel Hurts U.S.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As we wait to see any substantive response from the U.S. president to Israel's killings of peace workers seeking to break the years-long Gaza siege, i...

How Afghanistan Can Avoid Becoming Another Vietnam

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

Recently we convened a workshop of senior scholars of South Asia studies and asked them to evaluate the US role in the region. They agreed upon the following five principles as the bases for formulating a new policy

First Iran, Now Arabs Going Nuclear (Q&A with Richard Falk)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

I spoke to Richard Falk, Chair of the Board at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, about Iran's nuclear program and whether the Middle East is entering a nuclear arms race.

Israel Committed Human Rights Violations In Gaza: UN Investigators

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday enumerated a number of human rights violations committed by Israel during it...

Richard Falk: Gaza Op Seems To Be War Crime Of Greatest Magnitude

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A United Nations human rights investigator said on Thursday that Israel's offensive against Hamas in densely populated Gaza appeared to constitute a w...

Understanding the Gaza Catastrophe

Richard Falk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Falk

The people of Gaza are victims of geopolitics at its inhumane worst: producing what Israel itself calls a 'total war' against an essentially defenseless society.

Israel Bans A UN Rapporteur Who Compares the Jewish State to Nazi Germany

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

Let Richard Falk spew his hate-speech on the Internet or other private soapboxes, but do not let his bigotry receive the imprimatur and funding of the United Nations.

Richard Falk, UN Rights Envoy, Speaks Out On Being Expelled From Israel (VIDEO)

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United Nation's top human rights official has condemned Israel's expulsion of Richard Falk, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in the Pal...

UN Human Rights Envoy Denied Entry To Israel

Jerusalem Post | HERB KEINON and JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on the situation of Palestinian human rights in the West Bank and Gaza, was denied entr...