The worst offenders of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty are the nuclear weapons states who abuse it to maintain their own dominance over other nations.Read More
About the Author
Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. From 2008 until May 2014, he was the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.
The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council, and the plainly bogus pretext for it, tells us more about the US than the UN body.Read More
The breakthrough idea in the Charter is to limit as much as language can, discretion by states to decide on their own when to have recourse to acts of war. Syria is the latest indication that this hopeful idea has been crudely cast in the geopolitical wastebasket.Read More
The world’s governments continue to endorse the ‘two-state solution’ while civil society observers realize that Israel is adamant in its refusal to allow an independent Palestinian state to feels no pressure from the US to change course.Read More
The UN General Assembly’s endorsement of the plan to partition Palestine should be rightly viewed as a geopolitical crime for its facilitation of the ethnic cleansing by which Israel came into existence.Read More