Remembering the World Court Advisory Opinion on Israel’s Separation Wall After 15 Years

Remembering the World Court Advisory Opinion on Israel’s Separation Wall After 15 Years

By Richard Falk July 20, 2019 On July 9, 2004 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague issued an Advisory Opinion by a vote of 14-1, with the American judge the lone dissenter, as if there would have been any doubt about such identity even if not disclosed. The decision rendered in response […]

Netanyahu’s dead end

Netanyahu’s dead end

By Jonathan Power July 17, 2019 A sword of Damocles hangs over the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The sword of Netanyahu hangs over Palestine- and Israel. Which will fall first? A court case approaches. A new election in September approaches. Netanyahu is being accused of a serious crime of corruption. He is fighting not […]

Putin’s attack on the “liberal idea”

Putin’s attack on the “liberal idea”

By Jonathan Power July 9, 2019 The attack on “the liberal idea” by Vladimir Putin in his long interview in the Financial Times at the end of June is still vibrating in my mind. First, I’d like to know if the Russian people share his views on immigration. In Britain and the US, despite the […]

The world should ignore the U.S. Iran game and support the nuclear deal – in deeds

The world should ignore the U.S. Iran game and support the nuclear deal – in deeds

July 7, 2019 Please find below a discussion between ex-State Department official, author and attorney J. Michael Springmann and Jan Oberg. It focuses on the U.S. call for an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, concerning Iran’s nuclear policy.

One On One With Johan Galtung

One On One With Johan Galtung

March 26, 2010, and July 3, 2019 Why Johan Galtung (born 1930) decided to devote his life to waging peace through research and action. Galtung who is one of the world’s most prolific and innovative social scientists – for instance, the author of more than 160 books and a global lecturer, mediator and professor – […]

Putin versus the People

Putin versus the People

By Jonathan Power July 2, 2019 Here’s a joke, borrowed from a Russian website. The Russians always have had a dry humour. “Trump, Merkel, May and Macon – Putin is heartily sick of them all. They keep calling and calling, so he switches his phone to voicemail. His message says; “Hello, you have called Russian […]

Why many Muslims hate the West

Why many Muslims hate the West

By Dr. William R. Polk June 27, 2019 Exclusive: Many Americans and Westerners are baffled by the violent rage expressed by many Muslims, but the reasons for their anger are real, deriving from a “deep history” of anti-Islamic wars and colonial exploitation of the Middle East, as ex-U.S. diplomat William R. Polk describes. Originally published by […]

Who is president Xi of China?

Who is president Xi of China?

By Jonathan Power June 25, 2019 Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. You watched him on television this past weekend reviewing the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un and his face is near to expressionless when in repose. He doesn’t stand like an arrogant man and we recall that time […]

A few minutes from US war on Iran

A few minutes from US war on Iran

By Jan Oberg June 21, 2019 Shortly after the media broke the news that President Trump had first endorse bombing of Iran and then called it off – see the report by the New York Times here – I had the opportunity and privilege to speak with iran’s PressTV about various aspects of this very […]

The Prespa Agreement, ethnicity and nationality

The Prespa Agreement, ethnicity and nationality

Lake Prespa in Macedonia By Biljana Vankovska June 18, 2019 Abstract The Prespa Agreement (PA) between Athens and Skopje was meant to be a final solution to the ‘name issue’. Yet the dispute has never been only about the state name, which is proved by the 20-pages long text. A plethora of other provisions is […]

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