Rein Müllerson

Estonia

Research Professor, Tallinn University

Author of 30 books on international law and politics and more than 200 articles and reviews. His latest books are International Law: Rights and Politics (1994); Human Rights Diplomacy (1997); Ordering Anarchy: International Law in International Society (2000); Central Asia: A Chessboard and Player in the New Great Game (2007 and second edition in 2012); Democracy Promotion: Institutions, International Law and Politics (2008); Democracy – A Destiny of Humankind: A Qualified, Contingent and Contextual Case for Democracy Promotion (2009, in 2013 published also in Estonian); Regime Change: From Democratic Peace Theories to Forcible Regime Changes (2013, forthcoming in 2017 in Chinese); Dawn of a New Order: Geopolitics and the Clash of Ideologies (2017).

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‘Fake News’ and Attempts to Restrict Freedom of Information
15.11.2017
There are indeed some changes taking place in the global media landscape that worry opinion makers in Western societies, making quite a few of them rather hysterical. Hence the aggressive campaigns

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Law, Power and the Power of Precedent in International Relations
07.11.2017
Current discussions, including the recent annual session of the Valdai Club in Sochi and its aftermath, have drawn attention to international law and particularly to two crucial questions: can

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Thoughts of Self-Determination and Secession in the Aftermath of the Kurdish and…
02.10.2017
The 25th of September referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan and that of  the 1st of October in Spanish Catalonia are drawing attention anew to issues of self-determination and secession,

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The Two Problems of UN Reform
27.09.2017
There are two initiatives at the moment, the first is by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ reform program, the second is what President Trump has proposed. These are two different movements.

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“Counterpropaganda” as a Form of Propaganda
24.08.2017
Today it is the West, which during the Cold War was indeed freer and more open than its erstwhile adversary, which is increasingly trying to block its people from information flows coming from the

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On Faults and the Dark Side of the Idea of Universality of (All) Human Rights
28.07.2017
Not all human rights are or can be universal. In today’s world, there are societies that differ hugely as to their historical traditions, levels of economic development, religions and culture

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Seizure of Diplomatic Property Aggravates Anti-Russian Hysteria
18.07.2017
While expulsion of diplomats is a common international practice, the seizure of diplomatic property, even if it allegedly was used for "illegal" activities, is a violation of international

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Geopolitics and the Clash of Ideologies
13.06.2017
The most significant development in global politics following the end of the bi-polar Cold War era has been the rise of a multi-polar state system. This has led to the emergence of major potential

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On the Danger of Confusing Salafists and Safavids
02.06.2017
Taking sides in this murky Sunni–Shi'a conflict, which very few in the West understand, may provide temporary and opportunistic advantages and benefits, but it is both morally wrong and

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French Presidential Election: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
09.05.2017
Despite the disappointments of many Frenchmen and Frenchwomen with how the 2017 presidential elections enrolled, and despite of all societal divisions that this process emphasized, it also manifested

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From an African Village to a Global Village or Is E Pluribus Unum Replacing Ex…
19.04.2017
Globalisation with its homogenisation of the world and heterogenisation of individual societies is already creating problems that in their aggregate may soon become insurmountable even without

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The ‘Useful Innocents’ of Washington’s Hawks, Or the Tail That Wags the Dog?
21.03.2017
There seems to be a collusion between parts of political elites in Washington and those in certain capitals of Central and Eastern European countries. This is collusion ideologically inspired by

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