Libya



REPRISE: Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”



Crumbling world order: Power politics and international law—the way forward


REPRISE: Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”


REPRISE — The fruits of pacifist foreign policies: Aggression in Ukraine, atrocities in Syria


Order in the World: Things fall apart



REPRISE: Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”

First published, November 11, 2011 My uncle died in a field in northern France with a German bullet in his head. To him, and all…


Europe’s cowardice, and the urgent need to build a coalition of NATO members for military action in Syria

Developing story Europe’s memory and that of its politicians has proved quite short when considering whether to support an American military response to Bashar al-Assad’s…


A strong but narrow legal justification for military action in Syria: The key to building a strong coalition

The Necessity and Challenge of Crafting a Strong Legal Justification for Military Action in Syria President Barack Obama is learning, however belatedly, that other nations…


New strategy and accompanying military action needed in Syria; Justification under International Law

President Barack Obama’s strategy for dealing with Syria has demonstrably failed. That strategy consisted mainly in looking the other way, providing fitful and ineffectual covert…


Europas “Menschen des Wortes”, ihr Schweigen, und die Verantwortung die Europa auch für Syrien trägt (aktualisiert am 17. Juli 2013)

Update von 17. Juli 2013 Uber das Schweigen der deutschen Schriftstellern im Fall eines Kolleges der von Islamischen Extremisten bedroht ist, siehe: Georg Diez (S.P.O.N….


REPRISE — Imagine: The Collapse of International Order, Syria, and Berlin in 1945

REPRISE — Imagine: The Collapse of International Order, Syria, and Berlin in 1945 Originally published February 20, 2013   There is nothing inevitable about international…





Smart drones, the goal of peace, and the future of mankind

In an Op-Ed piece by Bill Keller published in the New York Times on March 16, 2013, Keller describes the high probability that “smart drones”…