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Targeted Killing: Accountability and Oversight via a Drone Accountability Regime

| March 6, 2015

Using a drone as a component of a military operation does not automatically make that action a “targeted killing.” Much of the public concern about drones is actually an objection to this type of attack, not drones themselves.

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Spring 2015 (Issue 29.1)

Spring 2015 (Issue 29.1)

| March 6, 2015

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This issue includes an essay by Shefa Siegel on “Liberia, Ebola, and the ‘Cult of Bankable Projects’”; a symposium on imagining a “Drone Accountability Regime,” featuring a lead article by Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and with responses from Neta C. Crawford, Janina Dill, and David Whetham; features by Richard Beardsworth on moral and political responsibility in world politics and John Williams on space, drones, and just war; and book reviews.

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Toward a Drone Accountability Regime: A Rejoinder

We appreciate the fact that our proposal initiated a lively discussion of the characteristics of a Drone Accountability Regime, and of the international political and legal context within which its provisions should be framed.

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From Moral to Political Responsibility in a Globalized Age

| March 6, 2015

In a world beset by empirical global problems and global collective inaction, we need less to speak of the moral responsibility of political agents than to develop a new language of political responsibility that has purchase on practical politics.

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Accountability for Targeted Drone Strikes Against Terrorists?

| March 6, 2015

The problem of terrorism can and probably ought to be approached from both war and law enforcement paradigms, not merely the former one, as Buchanan and Keohane argue.

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<i>The Endtimes of Human Rights</i> by Stephen Hopgood

The Endtimes of Human Rights by Stephen Hopgood

| March 6, 2015

Is the Human Rights “project” coming to an end? Hopgood believes it has sold its moral clarity for an alliance with interventionist liberal states.

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Distant Intimacy: Space, Drones, and Just War

| March 5, 2015

Critical engagement with the concept of space, rooted in political geography, augments established ethical critiques of drone strikes. As drone use grows, it is crucial that ethical assessment adapts to the distinctive spatial relationship between drone operators and their targets.

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Briefly Noted

| March 5, 2015

Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law, Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 256 pp., $26 paper. This is an ambitious work of social science and international affairs that seeks both to explain the success of the international human rights regime as well as provide normative instruction for its […]

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