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Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War International Order

Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War International Order

| March 10, 2016

Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer try to make sense of the Ukraine crisis for a general audience. The book’s major contribution lies in its attempt to provide what the authors term a “first cut at explaining the context, causes, and consequences” of a crisis that is still very much underway.

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The Assault on International Law

The Assault on International Law

| March 10, 2016

Jens David Ohlin seeks to expose the shaky social scientific and philosophical foundations of what he calls “New Realism,” which questions whether international law can ever compel or even guide states to act differently than according to what they perceive as their self-interest.






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Jus ad Vim: A Rejoinder to Helen Frowe

| March 10, 2016

Frowe argues from the revisionist just war position, accepting that this is the correct interpretation of just war principles. This view misses something important about the realities of war and is simply too impractical to be applicable to the entire continuum of violence in the international realm.






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On the Redundancy of Jus ad Vim: A Response to Daniel Brunstetter and Megan Braun

| March 10, 2016

The set of principles proposed by Brunstetter and Braun to comprise jus ad vim is redundant, and the project stems from a largely implausible understanding of the principles of jus ad bellum.






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Robots and Respect: Assessing the Case Against Autonomous Weapon Systems

| March 10, 2016

There is increasing speculation within military and policy circles that the future of armed conflict is likely to include extensive deployment of autonomous weapon systems. The ethical case for allowing autonomous targeting, at least in specific restricted domains, is stronger than critics have typically acknowledged—but such targeting still remains ethically problematic.






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Democracies and the Power to Revoke Citizenship

| March 10, 2016

This article assesses the justifications given for the claimed power to revoke citizenship in democratic states and concludes that, ultimately, such a power is incompatible with democracy.






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Death of the Statesman as Tragic Hero: Hans Morgenthau on the Vietnam War

| March 10, 2016

During the Vietnam War, Morgenthau came to see the growth of the national security state and the unaccountable exercise of executive power as a twin threat to the foundations of republican government.






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Hans Morgenthau and The Purpose of American Politics

| March 10, 2016

When read next to his Scientific Man vs. Power Politics, published in 1946, The Purpose of American Politics reveals a significant shift in Morgenthau’s intellectual and political orientations.






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