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Ukraine: Obligated to Assist?

| March 4, 2014
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Did the interim government in Ukraine have the right to expect a more robust response from Western countries in response to Russia’s move to effectively separate the Crimea from its control?

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The Ethics of Cyberweapons

| January 30, 2014
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How do we fit the cyber realm into an established system of ethics created to manage and mitigate the impacts of kinetic military action?






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Assessing the Ethics of Intervention

| January 16, 2014
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How should we assess the ethics of intervention? The policymaker has two initial approaches, the “morality of intentions” versus the “morality of results.”






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<i>Ad Fontes</i>: The Question of Rebellion and Moral Tradition on the Use of Force

Ad Fontes: The Question of Rebellion and Moral Tradition on the Use of Force

| January 6, 2014
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JAMES TURNER JOHNSON

On the older conception, the sovereign could use force against behavior that he understood as endangering the order, justice, and peace of his political community. But the division of Europe into Protestant and Catholic polities changed that.






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An Ethical Nuclear Posture for the 21st Century?

An Ethical Nuclear Posture for the 21st Century?

| November 26, 2013
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What is the appropriate role (and size) of a U.S. nuclear force that would make both strategic and ethical sense? The U.S. still possesses some 4000 nuclear weapons.






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International Peace: One Hundred Years On

| May 31, 2013
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Americans have registered one set of lessons too well—those deriving from the seventy-five year war against German imperialism and Soviet communism. They have forgotten, or want to forget, another set of lessons—those deriving from the history of U.S. involvement in the Philippines and Vietnam, in Nicaragua and Panama, and on to Afghanistan and Iraq.






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Peace as a Transnational Theme

| May 31, 2013
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To consider war and peace purely in the context of international relations is insufficient, even anachronistic. What we need is less an international than a transnational idea of peace.






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Concepts of Peace: From 1913 to the Present

| May 31, 2013
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The Great War and its imagery imprinted itself on the human imagination. In poetry and prose, photography, art, film, and other modes of expression, its influence on cultural memory and identity, on modern meaning and human sensibility, has been remarkable.






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