International Law

Ukraine War, January 27, 2023: War in Ethiopia shows what’s at stake in Ukraine

Dispatches See, 1) José Naranjo (Dakar), “Etiopía, la guerra más mortal del siglo: 600.000 civiles muertos en dos años; Las estimaciones de las instituciones europeas…

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Ukraine War, December 7, 2022: Germany supports Ukrainian arracks on Russian territory


Ukraine War, November 26, 2022 (I): “Woke” trigger warnings, literature classics, and students’ responses to Russian military aggression and barbarism in Ukraine; Germany fails to ramp up war production, as have many NATO countries


Ukraine War, November 15, 2022: Russian missiles hit Polish town; Putin tests NATO mutual defense obligation under Article 5 of NATO Treaty (Updated November 19, 2022)


Ukraine War, November 6, 2022 (II): International Law and the structural impediments to a ceasefire or peace settlement in Ukraine



Ukrainian War, October 30, 2022: $300 billion in frozen assets could be transferred to Ukraine in accordance with international law, Robert Zoelick argues


October 24, 2022: Clueless Democratic “liberals” urge Biden to negotiate directly with Russia; Will they become the appeasement wing of the Democratic Party? (UPDATED October 25, 2022)

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Ukraine War, October 23, 2022: The real stakes in Ukraine: Freedom and a world ruled by reason and law, not force and barbarism

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Ukraine War, October 11, 2022: The Russian people will bear the shame of Russia’s aggression and war crimes for a thousand years

In the beginning, it was easy to think that the crime of aggression against Ukraine and the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by…


Ukraine War, October 9, 2022: Inter-species slavery–Russian military dolphins guarding the Kerch Strait Bridge

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Ukraine War, October 6, 2022: Are Putin’s nuclear threats working? Will Biden blink?

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Ukraine War, September 9, 2022: Fighting until the last Ukrainian soldier; Ukrainians make incredible sacrifices, while the West won’t even impose secondary sanctions

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Ukraine War, August 24, 2024: Biden and the West are doing better in supporting Ukraine and opposing Russian aggression

The Biden administration and the West are doing a better job in supporting Ukraine and resisting Russian aggression. They deserve credit for overcoming some of…


Ukraine War, August 17, 2022: It is time to get serious and end this war

Opinion It is time to get serious and end this war. The West and Ukraine’s allies need to put some skin in the game, and…


Ukraine War, August 2, 2022 (II): China and Taiwan in Putin’s new world order

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Ukraine War, August 2, 2022 (I): Pelosi’s reckless visit to Taiwan, and Biden’s failure of foreign policy leadership

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Ukraine War, July 23, 2022: Major developments this week

Major Developments this week Putin gets relaxation of sanctions. In exchange for grain shipments? This week Vladimir Putin made considerable progress in his efforts to…