Tag: UN

Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United Nations

April 2015

The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.

On the Road to Islamabad

November 2013

Investigating the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the UN lead commissioner recalls the surveillance and corruption that obstructed his team’s search for answers.

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.

Charles Taylor and the Limits of Justice

July 2012

Jabati Mambu, a Sierra Leonean severely wounded in the civil war, watches as the Hague hands down a war crimes verdict.

Richard Falk: What Can Be Done About Syria?

June 2012

Why tragedy and impotence mark the struggle in Syria.

Richard Falk: Charles Taylor and Selective Criminal Accountability

April 2012

The trial of Charles Taylor highlights Western hypocrisy with regard to international human rights law.

Richard Falk: Choosing a President for the World Bank

April 2012

Why the international search for the new head of the World Bank was a charade.

Samantha Power: Witness to Genocide

May 2005 "The only long-term way that the terrorist threat will be neutralized is to improve human dignity, and shore up failed states like Afghanistan, like Darfur, so that they don’t become a breeding ground for more people hostile to the United States."