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Richard Falk


Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has authored and edited numerous publications spanning a period of five decades, most recently editing the volume International Law and the Third World: Reshaping Justice (Routledge, 2008).

He is currently serving his third year of a six year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights.


03/18/2015 17:08:24Iran’s Nuclear Program
01/04/2015 13:52:24The Irrelevance of Liberal Zionism
09/29/2014 13:24:424+ Logics of Living Together on Planet Earth
09/22/2014 13:49:22After ‘Protective Edge’: What Future for Palestine and Israel
06/22/2014 12:32:26Zombie Ideas and the Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision
06/14/2014 14:00:21Preparing the Path to a Just Peace for Palestine/Israel
06/11/2014 18:05:57Force-Feeding Palestinian Hunger Strikers
05/02/2014 12:36:43Why the Peace Talks Collapsed—and Should Not be Resumed
04/20/2014 11:50:19The New Interventionists: Civil Society Activists
04/13/2014 11:46:36After Turkey’s March 30th Local Elections
04/05/2014 11:46:04Nonviolent Geopolitics
12/28/2013 13:15:44Samer Issawi, Hunger Strikes, and the Palestinian Struggle
10/10/2013 11:38:57Israel’s Politics of Fragmentation
09/24/2013 09:29:38The Violence of Psalm 21
09/15/2013 09:02:08Resolving the Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis
09/06/2013 09:26:45Questioning Obamacare for Syria
08/15/2013 08:51:20Snowden’s Post-Asylum Relevance
08/09/2013 10:16:39Russian, Snowden and International Law
07/25/2013 08:43:29Geopolitical Winds Blow in China’s Direction
07/04/2013 10:01:11Protecting Snowden
06/07/2013 09:03:32Whose ‘Two State’ Solution?
06/01/2013 10:27:15Ending Perpetual War? Endorsing Drone Warfare?
05/16/2013 09:48:18On Political Precondition
04/16/2013 08:54:23Divestment at UCSB
11/18/2012 09:26:24The latest Gaza catastrophe
10/20/2012 09:01:07Comparing Presidential Elections: 2008 versus 2012
08/07/2012 09:42:18Soul Searching and Common Sense After Oak Creek
07/25/2012 15:49:01Toward a Gandhian Geopolitics: A Feasible Utopia?
07/20/2012 11:23:21What is it for?
07/12/2012 10:08:22Solidarity with the Palestinian Struggle
07/09/2012 13:12:04Akram Rikhawi and the Saga of Palestinian Hunger Strikes
06/12/2012 09:49:29US Military Suicides and Palestinian Hunger Strikers
05/31/2012 08:58:39What Can Be Done About Syria?
05/28/2012 10:55:56Beyond the Politics of Invisibility
05/08/2012 16:25:47Historic Hunger Strikes: Lightning in the Skies of Palestine
05/03/2012 10:10:01The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike
04/05/2012 10:44:55Why Europe is not yet ‘A Culture of Peace’
03/23/2012 21:33:34Why not get the Law and Politics Right in Iran?
02/15/2012 10:21:54When is an ‘NGO’ not an NGO?
02/12/2012 11:43:17The Menace of Present & Future Drone Warfare
02/08/2012 14:14:13Turkey’s Foreign Policy
01/28/2012 15:06:04Nuclear Free Middle East
01/20/2012 12:55:38Stop Warmongering in the Middle East
01/12/2012 11:49:50Healing Wounds: Seeking Closure for the 1915 Armenian Massacres
01/03/2012 20:01:39Remembering the Best and Worst of 2011
11/21/2011 10:10:06Language, Law, and Truth
11/11/2011 11:08:44Criminalizing Diplomacy
11/09/2011 09:44:05Global Revolution After Tahrir Square
11/06/2011 08:42:05Two Occupations
10/11/2011 12:42:53Drone Attacks: American Citizens and Foreign Civilians
10/05/2011 13:10:08An American Awakening?
09/29/2011 16:01:30Reflections on the Abbas Speech to the UN General Assembly
08/26/2011 20:48:47Libya without Qaddafi
08/20/2011 08:40:02Syria: Geopolitical Mentoring versus Rehab for Addicted Geopolitical Leaders
08/04/2011 17:10:49Can Humanitarian Intervention ever be Humanitarian?
07/27/2011 13:46:15Warfare Without Limits
06/29/2011 12:24:27The Qaddafi Arrest Warrants
06/16/2011 10:45:56Is The State a Monster? Pro & Contra Nietzsche
06/09/2011 09:27:50Turkey's June 12 Elections and Eurocentrism [update]
05/19/2011 09:50:02Global Leadership
05/03/2011 18:29:36Hazards and Hopes of Limitless Freedom of Expression
03/20/2011 15:15:22Qaddafi, Moral Interventionism, Libya
03/15/2011 15:52:18Learning from Disaster? After Sendai
03/07/2011 15:49:41Will We Ever Learn? Kicking the Intervention Habit
02/24/2011 08:43:18What is Winning?
02/19/2011 09:20:45The United States Stands Alone with Israel in the UNSC
02/09/2011 09:40:00The Toxic Residue of Colonialism


03/27/2015 09:49:56Change Versus Continuity in the Philippines
03/17/2015 09:49:31An 'open letter' to US Republicans
03/02/2015 17:43:32On Netanyahu’s Visit to the United States
02/24/2015 12:10:13Positive and Negative Forms of ‘Lawfare’
02/20/2015 13:09:56When a Terrorist Not a Terrorist
02/16/2015 13:49:10An Interview with Professor William Schabas
02/12/2015 14:01:23A Presumption Against Intervention
01/26/2015 13:05:48Viewing American Sniper
01/18/2015 14:25:20Pope Francis, Salman Rushdie and Charlie Hebdo
01/10/2015 13:29:55Pope Francis and Religious Cosmopolitanism
12/31/2014 13:45:32Terrorism, Torture, and the Problem of Evil in Our Time
12/25/2014 13:07:11Remembering 2014 (Badly)
12/15/2014 14:17:21The Dead End of Post-Oslo Diplomacy: What Next?
11/30/2014 13:02:33Remembering Yoshikazu Sakamoto (1927-2014)
11/27/2014 11:45:52Memoir Sketch: Championing Lost Causes
11/11/2014 14:49:00Looking Back on World War I One Hundred Years Later
11/02/2014 13:24:39Why Foreign Military Intervention Usually Fails
10/17/2014 11:14:53Palestine moves towards post-Oslo phase
10/11/2014 12:56:17Questioning Sweden’s 'Bold' Diplomatic Initiative
10/09/2014 12:55:10Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?
10/05/2014 12:36:38Israel-Palestine conflict
09/18/2014 13:25:38ISIS, Militarism, and the Violent Imagination
09/09/2014 14:01:27Steven Salaita and Zionist McCarthyism
09/01/2014 12:36:40Two Types of Anti-Semitism
08/30/2014 12:24:16The Ascent of Ahmet Davutoglu
08/24/2014 13:12:55Three Questions for Hamas
08/21/2014 12:28:51The US as Israel's servant
08/20/2014 13:17:58The outlaw state of Israel
08/02/2014 13:10:59Gaza: Neighbourly crimes of complicity
07/28/2014 12:19:00Cruelties of Ceasefire Diplomacy
07/22/2014 13:14:51Massacre in Gaza
07/21/2014 13:43:21Palestinian Recourse to ICC: The Time has Come
07/17/2014 13:52:32No Exit from Gaza: A New War Crime?
07/13/2014 12:31:50Tormenting Gaza
07/09/2014 15:10:08Remembering Fouad Ajami: Friend and Adversary
07/07/2014 14:52:27A Tale of Two Cities: Istanbul and Rome
06/28/2014 15:14:00Shifts in the Climate Change Debate: Hope and Suspicion
06/21/2014 14:04:29Palestine's future: What are the options?
06/19/2014 12:07:10Israel-Palestine: Beyond The Liberal Imaginary
06/03/2014 12:22:29On prosecuting Syrians for war crimes
05/30/2014 11:40:37On What the Pope Taught
05/26/2014 13:07:34Pope Francis Visit to Palestine
05/20/2014 10:29:00On Citizenship in the 21st Century
05/15/2014 11:38:44Monetizing Political Discourse in America
05/10/2014 12:50:14Citizens versus Subjects in a Democratic Society: The American Case
04/27/2014 13:44:07‘Genocide’ in 1915: Law, Language, and Politics
04/25/2014 12:02:10The US Senate and the Armenian genocide
04/03/2014 11:07:10The New World Order?
03/23/2014 11:54:01Debating Syria and Ukraine
03/12/2014 12:00:35Why Do I Persist?
03/09/2014 14:20:47Breaking Free: Choosing a Better Human Future
02/18/2014 13:10:37Syria through a glass darkly
02/05/2014 13:20:56OMAR: Uncovering Occupied Palestine
02/03/2014 10:45:45Ayatollah Khomeini: A rare encounter with a true revolutionary
01/25/2014 11:43:20Majoritarian democracy vs republican democracy
01/18/2014 13:20:47The new American Idol
01/03/2014 13:15:30Beholding 2014
12/31/2013 14:53:242014: International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
12/19/2013 12:52:24The Palestinian National Movement Advances
12/09/2013 14:03:49Nelson Mandela’s Inspiration
10/22/2013 11:01:20Malala and Eartha Kitt: Words that Matter
10/19/2013 12:00:21The Chomsky-Vltchek Worldview
10/12/2013 10:56:17Post-Intervention Libya: A Militia State
10/03/2013 07:47:06Palestinian human rights defender Raji Sourani
09/30/2013 09:26:51Israel's Politics of Deflection: Theory and Practice
09/26/2013 10:58:54The Westgate Mall Massacre: Reflections
09/01/2013 08:59:49Syria: Obama’s Surprising (and Confusing) Latest Moves
08/31/2013 07:55:27Syria: U.S. War Making at the Expense of Democracy
08/30/2013 08:25:33Contra Syria Attack
08/25/2013 09:18:42The Spreading Wings of Islamophobia in Egypt
08/21/2013 09:37:36Egypt: Polarisation and genocide
08/05/2013 08:41:57Polarization Doomed Egyptian Democracy
07/30/2013 08:31:17The Indyk Appointment
07/22/2013 10:00:55Tears for ‘The Arab Spring’?
07/15/2013 07:11:46End the Snowden circus now
07/10/2013 08:55:00What am I missing in the Snowden affair?
07/05/2013 08:18:21Egypt’s morning after
07/02/2013 14:54:14The armed forces ultimatum and the future of Egypt
06/30/2013 09:40:39Whither Turkey After Gezi Park?
06/28/2013 10:46:15Political Infernos: United States, Turkey, Egypt
06/25/2013 11:46:19Richard Falk: Speaking Truth to Power
06/16/2013 10:29:30Ethics and Politics
05/28/2013 08:31:00Responding to The Syrian Challenge
05/08/2013 08:21:46The wrong 'red line'
04/19/2013 08:07:03The Marathon Murders
04/11/2013 10:56:43Seeing in the Dark
03/31/2013 09:57:05Reading Palestinian Prison Diaries
03/25/2013 09:03:54What was Wrong with Obama’s Speech in Jerusalem
03/14/2013 06:14:08The Iraq War Lessons
02/27/2013 09:13:33Envisioning a World Without Nuclear Weapons
02/22/2013 07:54:14Reflections on Teju Cole’s OPEN CITY
02/13/2013 09:52:29Beyond The Haunted Imagination
02/09/2013 09:40:38An Indispensable Book on Palestine/Israel
02/06/2013 10:35:28Forget ‘Normal’ Politics
02/01/2013 11:29:26Zero Dark Thirty (ZD30) & American Exceptionalism
01/30/2013 09:11:28President Obama: The challenge of another four years
01/25/2013 17:07:24The Second Anniversary of Tahrir Square Rising
01/20/2013 09:39:21On Syria: What to Do in 2013
01/15/2013 08:30:22Overdosing on ‘Breaking Bad’
12/15/2012 14:26:28Responding to the Unspeakable Killings at Newtown, Connecticut
12/12/2012 17:14:36Hamas, Khaled Mashaal and Prospects for a Sustainable Israel/Palestine Peace
12/10/2012 10:50:19Egypt: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
11/29/2012 09:16:15Palestine: Political violence is not the answer
11/24/2012 10:36:47The Gaza ceasefire: An Early Assessment
11/08/2012 10:14:47Obama’s Victory, Romney’s Defeat
11/01/2012 08:31:57Establishing a 'future' capital of the world
10/15/2012 09:07:44Beyond Language: Reflections on the Arakan Tragedy
10/12/2012 08:57:30Persisting Syrian Dilemmas
10/11/2012 08:26:50Was it Wrong to Support the Iranian Revolution?
09/29/2012 08:08:15Apollo’s Curse and Climate Change
09/27/2012 14:46:37After China
08/22/2012 11:35:02Reconsidering Turkish foreign policy in the AKP years
08/19/2012 12:33:02Palestinian Hunger Strikes: Why Still Invisible?
08/06/2012 12:14:13Beyond Words: Poet’s Lament
07/27/2012 08:34:13What Dani Dayan Says and Why It Is Interesting
07/06/2012 10:07:35Kenneth Waltz is not Crazy, but he is Dangerous
06/27/2012 11:09:11On Human Identity
06/17/2012 09:28:05Assessing the Israel Palestine Conflict on U.S.S. Liberty Day
06/11/2012 12:13:09If Europe is 'a culture of peace', why NATO?
05/25/2012 18:33:25What is New in the Israel/Palestine Conflict
05/15/2012 12:12:10Reflections on the Great Palestinian Prison Strike of 2012
05/14/2012 15:41:54Observing the Nakba
04/28/2012 09:47:34Opening the Other Eye
04/20/2012 08:23:55Selecting a World Bank president
04/09/2012 10:30:27Nuclear weapons as instruments of peace?
03/26/2012 10:14:05The Hypocrite, The Fanatic, or Obama?
03/22/2012 10:15:41The Ordeal of Hana Shalabi
03/13/2012 08:25:53Afghanistan: When war turns pathological, get out!
03/10/2012 15:16:16Hana Shalabi: The Bravest Form of Nonviolence
03/09/2012 10:59:40Quran burning: Mistake, crime, and metaphor
03/06/2012 14:31:45Reciprocity and Self-Defense in Relation to Targeted Killing
02/16/2012 10:29:06Saving Khader Adnan's life is saving our own soul
12/22/2011 10:34:19What is Shame?
12/20/2011 09:48:08Christopher Hitchens: RIP
12/05/2011 11:04:41Is Israel guilty of the crime of apartheid?
11/28/2011 09:17:18Kuala Lumpur tribunal: Bush and Blair guilty
11/26/2011 09:49:04A jurisprudence of conscience
11/18/2011 10:15:23On (Im)Balance and Credibility in America: Israel/Palestine
11/11/2011 09:10:26Davutoglu's brilliant statecraft
11/03/2011 11:39:15Goldstone walks alone on a bridge to nowhere
11/02/2011 08:43:27Welcoming Palestine to UNESCO
10/30/2011 10:06:54Libya After Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Execution
10/23/2011 08:01:51Report on Israeli Violations of Human Rights in Occupied Palestine
10/22/2011 10:22:53Libya after Gaddafi: A dangerous precedent?
10/15/2011 12:23:26Missing the Point Twice
10/10/2011 10:41:28Is this a Global Gandhian Moment?
10/08/2011 15:44:43Q & A: The Palestinian Statehood Bid
10/07/2011 13:44:20A Modest Proposal
09/20/2011 10:13:20Statehood versus 'facts on the ground'
09/11/2011 09:39:249/11 did not start or end at midnight
09/10/2011 08:44:23Deep flaws in the UN's Mavi Marmara report
09/06/2011 09:25:49Chapter VII: a loophole for imperialists?
08/27/2011 20:08:19Somalia Tragedy, Islamist Extremists and Climate Change Skeptics
08/15/2011 09:52:09The Afghanistan War in the Mirror of the Tet Offensive
07/15/2011 10:22:53Sovereignty revisited as interventions grow
07/02/2011 07:54:54Sabotaging Freedom Flotilla II
06/23/2011 08:59:00Turkey, the Region, and the West after the Elections
06/19/2011 08:32:53A Few Notes on WHAT IS LEFT
06/13/2011 13:46:04Interpreting the AKP Victory in Turkey
06/02/2011 07:46:26A UN Secretary General vs Freedom Flotilla 2
05/28/2011 08:51:03Turkey's diplomatic rise
05/24/2011 08:58:58Obama’s AIPAC Speech
05/21/2011 07:58:05Obama’s Flawed Approach to the Israel/Palestine Conflict
05/15/2011 08:20:49Observing the 63rd Nakba
05/06/2011 09:54:43Is the Arab Spring a Black Swan?
04/20/2011 07:55:23Goldstone breathes new life into Gaza report
04/13/2011 22:34:24Rethinking Germany
04/04/2011 09:39:13Obama's Libyan folly
03/02/2011 10:31:17Commentary on Recent Developments: Interview Responses
02/15/2011 11:21:29Revolutionary Prospects After Mubarak
02/08/2011 09:59:20Egypt's Berlin Wall moment
02/04/2011 13:25:29Egypt’s Transformative Moment: Revolution, Counterrevolution, or Reform
01/27/2011 09:44:09Ben Ali Tunisia was model US client
01/19/2011 11:18:06Prof Richard Falk: On Jewish Identity
12/24/2010 12:18:59The Palestinian 'legitimacy war'
12/18/2010 10:17:32The delusions of the peace process

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