Tag: Richard Falk
Richard Falk: A Nonagon of Toxic ConflictOctober 2015
Notes on the Turkish quagmire.
Richard Falk: Fukushima and BeyondAugust 2015
Can a distinction be drawn between developing nuclear power and nuclear weaponry?
Richard Falk: The Weird ‘Good Fortune’ of Tsutomu YamaguchiAugust 2015
The personal legacies of the many survivors of the atomic bombing of Japan.
Richard Falk: Seventy Years after Hiroshima and NagasakiAugust 2015
Don't confuse nuclear deterrence with nuclear disarmament.
Richard Falk: Subjectivity and Wartime JournalismAugust 2015
When objectivity is biased.
Richard Falk: Pondering Jonathan Pollard’s ReleaseAugust 2015
The moral conundrum of espionage and treason.
Richard Falk: The Significance of Israel’s Opposition to the Vienna AgreementJuly 2015
Does the United States come to the negotiating table as a kingpin, or as an ally?
Richard Falk: The Hillary DilemmaJuly 2015
Between pragmatism and conscience.
Richard Falk: The Undisclosed Second Paradox in Michael Walzer’s The Paradox of LiberationJune 2015
Walzer’s latest argument hinges precariously on his choice of case study.
Richard Falk: Is the Middle East America’s to Lose?June 2015
Has the habit of referring to the affairs of the Middle East as America’s responsibility turned to an assumption of possession?
Richard Falk: Israel’s Former President Underestimates Turkey and IranJune 2015
Iran is not evil and Turkey was never in danger of becoming evil.
Richard Falk: There are FIFA Scandals Worse Than BribesJune 2015
On the other FIFA scandal that goes beyond corruption: the continued mistreatment of the Palestinian Soccer Association.
Richard Falk: America at Its Best Is StrangeJune 2015
Nebraska's recent vote to abolish capital punishment reveals the strangeness of the American political system.
Richard Falk: Parodies of ParityMay 2015
Our understanding of Israel’s occupation of Palestine must be reoriented to acknowledge the relation between oppressor and oppressed is not one of equal responsibility.
Richard Falk: The Semantics of StruggleMay 2015
Words used against the grain.
Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United NationsApril 2015
The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.
Richard Falk: Change v. Continuity in the PhilippinesMarch 2015
On returning to the Philippines, the Marcos family, and “reconciliation without truth.”
Richard Falk: Netanyahu, The Day AfterMarch 2015
Congress's self-destructive embrace.
Richard Falk: Murder in North CarolinaFebruary 2015
A short interview on interpreting the ghastly murder of three young Muslims living in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill.
Richard Falk: Despicable SavagesFebruary 2015
American Sniper is arch propaganda which glorifies American offensive warfare while marginalizing Iraqi suffering.
Richard Falk: Pope Francis and Religious CosmopolitanismJanuary 2015
With his message of unity and the dignity of all people, the pope is leading a global movement for justice and peace.
Richard Falk: Championing Lost CausesNovember 2014
I am not yet brave enough to say (and mean) ‘Richard Falk is dead.’
Richard Falk: Sweden Moves to Recognize PalestineOctober 2014
What's the use of diplomatic recognition?
Richard Falk: Living Together on Planet EarthOctober 2014
Four logics that define the statist world order.
Richard Falk: After ‘Protective Edge’September 2014
What is the future for Palestine and Israel?
Richard Falk: Two Types of Anti-SemitismSeptember 2014
These two distinct types of anti-Semitism actually work at cross purposes, and although there may be situations of overlap, it is a dangerous confusion to lump them together.
Richard Falk: Poetry and WarAugust 2014
What is the poetic response to war?
Richard Falk: The Time has ComeJuly 2014
Do Israel's military operations against Gaza constitute war crimes?
Richard Falk: Obama and Hubris at West PointJune 2014
Rejecting mindless militarism won't be the end of ultranationalism.
Richard Falk: Pope Francis Visits PalestineMay 2014
Can religious power still have transformative effects?
Richard Falk: On Global Citizenship in the 21st CenturyMay 2014
Is global governance consistent with what we know of human nature?
Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be ResumedMay 2014
The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
Richard Falk: The New InterventionistsApril 2014
New developments in the interventionist debate.
Richard Falk: After Turkey’s March 30th Local ElectionsApril 2014
Why Turkey is at a crossroads.
Richard Falk: Debating Syria and UkraineMarch 2014
Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.
Richard Falk: What To Do Now in SyriaFebruary 2014
There are no easy answers in Syria.
Richard Falk: A Meeting with Ayatollah KhomeiniFebruary 2014
A conversation with Khomeini, 35 years past.
Richard Falk: Uncovering Occupied PalestineFebruary 2014
Life under occupation in Hany Alu-Assad's Omar.
Richard Falk: The International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleJanuary 2014
A little noted initiative by the United Nations sparks hope for a just and sustainable peace in the region.
Richard Falk: Escaping the Abusive State After SnowdenDecember 2013
The modern liberal state needs to find a decent balance between freedom and security.
Richard Falk: Two Forms of Lethal PolarizationNovember 2013
How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.
Richard Falk: Invisible Horizons of a Just Palestine/Israel FutureNovember 2013
The burden of history lies heavy on the United Nations.
Richard Falk: Malala and Eartha Kitt — Words that MatterOctober 2013
How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.
Richard Falk: Post-Intervention Libya—A Militia StateOctober 2013
The trouble in Libya and how we helped it happen.
Richard Falk: Resolving the Syrian Chemical Weapons CrisisSeptember 2013
If an attack on Syria is averted, it could mark a welcome shift in U.S. foreign policy.
Richard Falk: Snowden’s Post-Asylum RelevanceAugust 2013
With Snowden temporarily safe in Russia, the impact of his leaks on U.S. foreign relations is still an open question.
Richard Falk: Geopolitical Winds Blow in China’s DirectionJuly 2013
With intervention out of favor, American foreign policy is returning to “the great game” of great power politics.
Richard Falk: Ending Perpetual War? Endorsing Drone Warfare?June 2013
President Obama, drone warfare, and the self-mystifying glories of American exceptionalism.
Richard Falk: An Early Assessment of the Gaza CeasefireNovember 2012
The recent Gaza ceasefire may be a turning point in the long Israeli-Palestinian struggle.
Richard Falk: Istanbul, a Modest ProposalNovember 2012
Could Istanbul be the future capital of the world?
Richard Falk: Comparing Presidential Elections: 2008 versus 2012October 2012
How hope and fear have defined America's last two presidential campaigns.
Richard Falk: Persisting Syrian DilemmasOctober 2012
Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.
Richard Falk: Apollo’s Curse and Climate ChangeOctober 2012
The scientific community is largely united on the dangers of climate change, so why is no one listening?
Richard Falk: Ten Years of AKP Leadership in TurkeySeptember 2012
There are heartening signs of improved relations between the civil and military arms of Turkey's government, but much work remains.
Richard Falk: Toward a New Geopolitics?August 2012
Are we in the midst of a fundamental geopolitical shift?
Richard Falk: For What?July 2012
Richard Falk considers how he came to find himself so drawn to the Palestinian cause.
Richard Falk: Pros and Cons of Solidarity with the Palestinian StruggleJuly 2012
In solidarity efforts, our way may not always be the best way.
Richard Falk: Nuclear Weapons in the Middle EastJuly 2012
What is the best way to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon?
Richard Falk: On Human IdentityJuly 2012
It's time to focus on the things that unite us in the common struggle for a brighter future.
Richard Falk: U.S. Military Suicides and Palestinian Hunger StrikesJune 2012
What do the suicides of U.S. military personnel have in common with the food strikes put on by Palestinian detainees?
Richard Falk: Political Europe Can Save Economic EuropeJune 2012
Europe's economic woes seem endless, but there is a way forward.
Richard Falk: On the U.N. Alliance of CivilizationsJune 2012
To solve global problems, we have to start thinking in terms of civilizations instead of than nation-states. A dispatch from the recent Istanbul Partners Forum.
Richard Falk: What Can Be Done About Syria?June 2012
Why tragedy and impotence mark the struggle in Syria.
Richard Falk: Beyond the Politics of InvisibilityMay 2012
Should the story of the Palestinian hunger strikers be getting more attention, and, if so, who should give it to them?
Richard Falk: The Nakba 2012May 2012
How recent hunger strikes have changed the tone of the day commemorating the Palestinian displacement after the Israeli Declaration of Independence."
Richard Falk: Reflections on the Great Palestinian Prison Hunger Strikes of 2012May 2012
The end of the Palestinian hunger strike provides opportunity for reflection on its media coverage, legacy, and history.
Richard Falk: Under the RadarMay 2012
Thousands of Palestinian prisoners are staging hunger strikes in Israeli detention centers.
Richard Falk: Charles Taylor and Selective Criminal AccountabilityMay 2012
While the United States advocates for international criminal justice, it may be ignoring human rights abuses closer to home.
Richard Falk: Charles Taylor and Selective Criminal AccountabilityApril 2012
The trial of Charles Taylor highlights Western hypocrisy with regard to international human rights law.
Richard Falk: Choosing a President for the World BankApril 2012
Why the international search for the new head of the World Bank was a charade.
Richard Falk: Nuclear Weapons Are Not Instruments of PeaceApril 2012
Richard Falk on the so-called decline of violence, nuclear weapons, and subtle academic corruption.
Richard Falk: The Ordeal of Hana ShalabiMarch 2012
Hana Shalabi continues her historic hunger strike to protest abuse that she experienced and her objections to the Israeli practice of prolonged detention without charges, without trial.
Richard Falk: Saving Khader Adnan’s Life and LegacyFebruary 2012
|Israel has agreed to release activist Khader Adnan. Here’s what that means.|