Richard Falk


Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law and practice at Princeton University, is a visiting professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Articles by this Author
International Law at the Vanishing Point

In the summer of 2006, two border incidents were invoked by Israel, with strong US diplomatic support and material assistance, to justify a prolonged military offensive in Gaza and a crushing “shock and awe” assault on Lebanon. The...

International Law and the al-Aqsa Intifada

Reviving Global Justice, Addressing Legitimate Grievances

Respect Democracy? Engage Hamas

The Bush administration is caught in a trap of its own making. Having championed democratic elections in the Middle East, Washington now confronts a politically unpalatable outcome—a Palestinian Authority led by Hamas, the radical Islamic...

Support for Wall Mocks International law

What is most remarkable about the International Court of Justice decision on Israel’s “security barrier” in the West Bank is the strength of the consensus behind it. By a vote of 14-1, the 15 distinguished jurists who make up...

The Kahan Report: Banishing the Palestinian Ordeal

If politics is the art of the possible, then the impact of the Kahan Commission Report has to be understood as “beyond politics,” Israel’s final victory in the Lebanon war is not the expulsion of the PLO or even the extension of...