Rule of Law



What do Trump and the election have to do with international law, politics, and security?

You cannot make plans for additions to your house while there is a bulldozer outside, with its engines revving, actively engaged in tearing down your…



Biden’s Challenge: How do you campaign against a lying, neofascist cult leader?

    On lies and Truth, see 1) Margaret Sullivan, “Fact-checking Trump’s lies is essential; It’s also increasingly fruitless,” Washington Post, August 29, 2020 (7:00…




The democratic flame ignites in Belarus (Updated)

Updated with latest dispatches, August 17, 2020 (02:50 a.m. EDT). See 1) Friedrich Schmidt, “TELEGRAM-KANAL NEXTA LIVE: Gegen den Trash https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/belarus-telegram-kanal-ist-zentral-fuer-demonstranten-16907720.html Lukaschenka; Ein Telegram-Kanal mit…



Trump’s creeping coup d’état: Democrats must get ready to impeach again (Part I)

Trump’s creeping coup d’état:  Democrats must get ready to impeach again (Part I) “The American catastrophe seems to get worse every day, but the events…






In coronavirus pandemic, China defies international law in the South China Sea–Part II

DEUTSCH Bei der Coronavirus-Pandemie. verstosst China gegen das Völkerrecht im Südchinesischen Meer – Teil II Drei kürzlich erschienene Artikel beschreiben Chinas jüngste Aktionen im Südchinesischen…


In coronavirus pandemic, China defies international law in the South China Sea–Part I

ENGLISH AND FRENCH Three recent articles describe China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, which appear to violate international law and an authoritative and…