Rein Müllerson is the president of the Academy of Law of Tallinn University, Estonia. He was professor and chair of international law at King's College, London (1994-2009). He has been a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (1988-92), visiting centennial professor of the London School of Economics and Political Science (1992-94), and first deputy foreign minister of Estonia (1991-92).
Rein Müllerson is the author of eleven books on international law and politics and more than 200 articles and reviews. His books include Human Rights Diplomacy (Routledge, 1996) and Central Asia: A Chessboard and Player in the New Great Game (Kegan Paul, 2007). His latest book is Democracy – A Destiny of Humankind? A Qualified, Contingent and Contextual Case for Democracy Promotion (Nova, 2009)
Syria, morality and geopolitics
An accurate reading of the Syrian crisis must take into account the political interests and motives of leading...
America after 9/11: the wrong target
A flawed response to terrorism on its soil brought the United States low. The lessons are also for the rest of the...
The guns of August: two years later
The bitter conflict over South Ossetia in August 2008 has turned to post-war stalemate. But just as the war and the...
The case for pragmatism: a view from Estonia
The complex realities of international politics make a wise and patient foreign-policy approach the only sensible...
Europe, America, Russia: the world-changing tide
Democracy: history not destiny