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The Ethics of Intervention

An overly literal application of just war concepts might eliminate many of the proposed and recently undertaken U.S. interventions; on the other hand, using them as the foundation for debate could help policy-makers overwhelmed in the face of calls to action.

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Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Is Working

Why Fossil Fuel Divestment Is Working

| October 14, 2014

ALEX LENFERNA

Fossil fuel divestment has its limitations and will only be successful in conjunction with broader action. Nonetheless, the movement is already having significant positive impacts and is continuing to grow and learn.

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The Paradox of Using Human Shields in War

The Paradox of Using Human Shields in War

| October 6, 2014

MICHAEL GROSS

May guerrillas use human shields? The short answer is yes, but not always.

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ISIS and the Ethics of Delegation in Fighting Terrorism

ISIS and the Ethics of Delegation in Fighting Terrorism

| September 30, 2014

NICK GVOSDEV

Just because groups may benefit from U.S. support and air power in fighting ISIS does not mean that they are prepared to accept Washington’s dictates as to how to carry out that fight.

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The Impending Failure of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Impending Failure of the Sustainable Development Goals

| September 30, 2014

SCOTT WISOR

The Millennium Development Goals suffered from serious design flaws, but these were perhaps understandable. Those putting together the successor agreement have no such excuse.

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Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not Work

Why Climate Change Divestment Will Not Work

| September 22, 2014

Instead of devoting scarce resources toward a divestment campaign, we need to direct attention to the more urgent and effective task of placing a price on carbon.

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Mary Dudziak on Civil Liberties During WWI and Beyond

| September 4, 2014

For Dudziak, “Just as the nation is perpetually focused on security, we must also be perpetually focused on maintaining constitutional liberty.”

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Honesty about War?

| August 28, 2014

The UN Charter commits its members to refrain from the use or even the threat of the use of force in their relations with other states. But many wars have been fought since then.

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