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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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“Fairness and its Opposite”: International Student Photo Contest

| May 29, 2014

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its second annual International Student Photography Contest.

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Mulligans in The Golf Game of International Law

| May 5, 2014

Over the past several years, it seems that international law really is in the eye of the beholder—and that some states have less consistency in how they choose to apply the rules in governing their international behavior.

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Ukraine, The Great Powers, Budapest, and Astheneia

| April 10, 2014

The Ukrainian government was either led to believe or fooled itself into thinking that was was produced in Budapest in 1994 constituted guarantees about its security, and certainly publicized it as such.

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