India’s League of Internationalists

December 16, 2020

Shivshankar Menon, India’s famous former national security adviser, has stirred much controversy recently. His recent article for Foreign Affairs, titled “League of Nationalists,” argues that India’s illiberal drift and new transactional foreign policy has weakened relations with the US....

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

November 26, 2020

This month’s election was no doubt the most dramatic in recent US history. Given the highly bipartisan political atmosphere, at 67%, voter turnout was the highest since 1900. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there were 20% fewer polling stations open across the country. An unprecedented 65...

Israel Will Continue Disregarding International Law

November 03, 2020

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now in its 72nd year. Israel has been given renewed impetus after agreeing to the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates on August 13, when the two states announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. Bahrain soon followed in Abu...

China’s Influence Dampens International Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

February 24, 2020

China has not exactly had difficulty projecting its power within the existing system of multilateral organizations. A Chinese national is now in charge of four of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations: the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Civil Aviation...

Mike Pompeo Lays Down the Opposition to International Law

March 19, 2019

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte have a common enemy: any institution that objects to international thuggery. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. As the moral conscience of the universe, US leaders cannot stand the idea of there being an International Criminal Court (ICC), independent of...

John Bolton Declares War on International Law

September 18, 2018

Thanks to John Bolton, we seem to have entered a new universe of primordial punishment, directed at anyone unwilling to conform to US dictates or bow down before its global authority. Hired in March as national security adviser to give new impetus to Donald Trump’s foreign policy, John Bolton...

International Community Bears Responsibility Toward Afghans

June 06, 2017

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s regional director for South Asia. Under the Trump administration, the focus on South and East Asia has increased significantly. From threatening North Korea and meeting Chinese President Xi...

How Washington Turned Ireland Into an International Scofflaw

November 02, 2016

Activists in Ireland are rallying against the US military’s use of Irish airspace for Washington’s wars. “We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible.” So declared the Irish...

Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?

June 23, 2016

Far-right nationalists and neoliberal capitalists will survive the demise of institutions like the EU. What about the rest of us? This week might represent the beginning of the end for international cooperation. All the treaties, alliances and unions that have incrementally strengthened the ties...

A Conversation on Child Marriage With Amnesty International

April 29, 2016

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Kaitlyn Denzler, a women’s rights campaigner at Amnesty International USA. Child marriage is on the decline, but it is a slow progress. There are currently 700 million women living today who were married before their 18th birthday—or...

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