Monthly Archives: July 2010

Palestine and the Kosovo Precedent

I mentioned several situations yesterday in my post on the ICJ decision regarding Kosovo that could be affected by the decision. The implications for Palestine are even more intriguing. John Whitbeck describes some of them at:  http://www.counterpunch.org/whitbeck07232010.html

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Kosovo and the International Court

The ruling by the International Court of Justice that Kosovo’s declaration of independence did not violate international law (see Dan Bilefsky’s article in the New York Times today) will be used by the Kosovo government to argue that it entitles … Continue reading

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Shultz PBS Series: Ethics Questions?

OK, the producers interviewed me for this series and have included a few cameo snippets of that interview, so I guess some may feel I have a “conflict of interest” in evaluating it. However, I didn’t choose the excerpts, didn’t edit the film, … Continue reading

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Shirley Sherrod – A Teaching Moment?

I don’t spend much time watching television, but yesterday when I was on the treadmill at the gym, I tuned into CNN, listening through earphones. What I saw was excerpts from Mrs. Sherrod’s talk to the NAACP, and her interview with … Continue reading

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Nina Khrushcheva: The Spy Who Came in by Amtrak

Nina Khrushcheva knew one of the Russian spies. Here is her hilarious account on ForeignPolicy.com: The Spy Who Came in by Amtrak

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Obama and the Gulf Oil Spill

I have been amazed at the way much of the public—and, it would seem, even more of the media—has treated the oil spill caused by the BP drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico as a problem for the federal … Continue reading

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The Spy Swap

Second, perhaps, only to sex, spies seem to stimulate the emotions, at least in the United States. And so it was when reports of the arrest of ten—and then eleven, and then twelve—Russian undercover agents in the United States moved … Continue reading

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