The US Needs to Uncancel the ICC

April 12, 2021

When the loony right gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference back in February, the theme of the Trump-heavy gathering was “America Uncanceled.” Speaker after speaker railed against “political correctness” in American culture, from “woke mobs” to...

Will Biden Overturn Sanctions on the ICC?

February 26, 2021

From the get-go, US President Joe Biden’s administration has focused on reversing the worst of Donald Trump’s policy decisions. One of the very worst was the imposition of sanctions on individual officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Trump administration was so enamored of...

Was the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Mother of All War Crimes?

August 11, 2020

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is reason enough to mull over its meaning and its implications. In a recent article for Fair Observer, Peter Isackson has made a strong case that the annihilation of the two Japanese cities by American...

Donald Trump’s War Crimes Confession

January 14, 2020

In an article with the title, “'Maybe we will, maybe we won't,” The Independent quotes US President Donald Trump’s latest boast made in an interview with Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham: “The only troops I have are taking the oil, they are protecting the oil.” It’s Time for...

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...

South Korea’s Military Intelligence Pact with Japan: Strategic Necessity or Burden?

August 08, 2012

Since the failed attempt to sign a first-ever military intelligence agreement with Japan, it is vital that South Korea needs to reassess the entire agreement with respect to its own domestic opinion as well as the broader strategic implications. South Korea and Japan were recently on the verge of...