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Winter 2019 (33.4)

| December 2019

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Winter 2019 issue of the journal! The centerpiece of this issue is a symposium entitled “Just War and Unjust Soldiers,” with an opening essay by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants, responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, Robert O. Keohane, and a rejoinder by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino. Additionally, the issue includes an essay by George Vasilev on kin state activism and the ethical dilemmas it presents; a feature article by Tendayi Bloom on the ambiguity in migration terminology and implications for the implementation of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; a review essay by Gordon Hull on information privacy; and book reviews by Peter W. Higgins, Reed Bonadonna, Caron E. Gentry, and Jen Iris Allan.

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Book Reviews

Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration

| December 2019

This book poses a central question: How should individuals respond to unjust immigration policies? Hidalgo argues that individuals are not morally obligated to comply with unjust immigration laws, and that in many cases individuals are morally obligated to resist them.

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The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

| December 2019

McFate challenges much conventional wisdom and his “rules” point the way to a strategy for twenty-first century defense and security.

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Expanding Responsibility for the Just War: A Feminist Critique

| December 2019

Kellison’s new book builds on the growing body of feminist just war scholarship to pose a critique of the just war tradition that draws on a relational theory of autonomy. Humans are relational beings; therefore, all of our actions can only be understood within the multitude of relationships we have and the power structures into which those relationships fall.

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The Politics of the Anthropocene

| December 2019

Foregrounding both justice and environmental integrity, this book offers a vision of how to manage a world in which human activities have extensive, lasting effects on the Earth and its human and nonhuman inhabitants.

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The Democratic Debate and Competing Narratives

| January 2020

As the Democratic field of presidential candidates narrows, the contenders for the nomination are beginning to devote more attention to the question of foreign policy. What has been interesting to see is how Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been making statements that would suggest that they are in favor of a reassessment of America’s […]

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Foreign Policy Narratives in Palm Beach

| January 2020

I was honored to be invited to speak to a gathering of the Palm Beach chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States. The conversation about the scope and direction of U.S. foreign engagement parallels previous discussions in other parts of the country. There is a good deal of concern about the way […]

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A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

| January 2020

Some of the commentary I have received from the post on Soleimani and the Democratic Primary Electorate has focused on how the discussion about the next steps that ought to be taken by the United States have or have not addressed the questions of American values. In other words, to what extent should an American […]

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