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Are “Coalitions of the Willing” Moral Agents?

| August 19, 2014

We should agree with Erskine that group decision-making procedures are crucial to group agency, but need to be more permissive than she is about how “formal” these procedures need to be.

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Yazidis, Airstrikes and the Ethics of Limited Action

| August 13, 2014

More Yazidis may survive than if the U.S. had done nothing at all, but beyond airstrikes, the U.S. does not appear prepared to take steps to help them regain their homes, or to push for the return of Iraqi Christians also displaced from their traditional homes.

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Upcoming Conferences of Interest: Fall & Winter 2014

| July 23, 2014

These are some upcoming conferences the editors believe readers of the journal may interested in attending.

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The Ethics of Weapons Transfers: Ukraine and the Fate of MH-17

| July 22, 2014

The tragic destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in the skies over Eastern Ukraine has once again raised the question about the degree of responsibility the provider of weapons systems has for how they are used.

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July 1914: Sean McMeekin on the Outbreak of World War I

Prior to WWI, says McMeekin, no one in Europe or elsewhere in the world—except the perpetrators—had any inkling that an avoidable act of terrorism was about to radically reshape the international landscape, not unlike the period before 9/11.

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Cataclysm: David Stevenson on World War I as Political Tragedy

Cataclysm: David Stevenson on World War I as Political Tragedy

For Stevenson, we must conclude that–although there were mitigating circumstances–Germany was centrally involved in the escalation of the crisis in July and August 1914.

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What Metrics for Assessing the Ethics of Intervention?

| June 24, 2014

Despite the predictions of the optimists in both the Bush and Obama administrations, U.S. interventions to remove undeniably brutal dictators from power have not led to noticeably better outcomes.

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Syria and the Saratoga Moment

| May 31, 2014

What are the ethical considerations in continuing to aid the anti-Assad opposition in Syria?

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