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Summer 2020 (34.2)

| July 2020

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Summer 2020 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Daniel R. Brunstetter on limited strikes and the associated ethical, legal, and strategic concerns. The collection contains contributions from Daniel R. Brunstetter, Wendy Pearlman, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Danielle L. Lupton, and Eric A. Heinze and Rhiannon Neilsen. Additionally, the issue includes essays by Kenneth Reinert on a “basic goods approach” to development policy and Amitav Acharya on the myth of the “civilization state.” It also contains a review essay by Tanisha M. Fazal on the criminalization of aggression, and book reviews by Matt McDonald and Byron Williston. 

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Book Reviews

The Morality of Security: A Theory of Just Securitization

| July 2020

In The Morality of Security, Rita Floyd sets out to develop a normative theory of securitization: a “Just Securitization Theory.”

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Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation

| July 2020

While climate change–induced migration has received extensive analysis from political geographers, security experts, and others, it has been undertheorized by moral and political philosophers. Elaine Kelly’s book goes a long way toward redressing that imbalance of attention.

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Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

| March 2020

With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the ratification of the nine core international human rights treaties over the subsequent six decades, human rights are no longer a simple matter of internal state affairs.

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Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East

| March 2020

Could the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War in Central Europe in 1648, serve as a source of inspiration for new ideas, instruments, and methods for peacemaking in the Middle East today?

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House Democrats: Ethical Choices and Narratives

Who WIll Be the Head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee?

| July 2020

For the last two years, one of the foci of the U.S. engagement program has been how generational and demographic change in the United States will or will not impact how U.S. foreign policy is prioritized and what ethical benchmarks will be employed. The Democratic Party currently shelters under its “big tent” several different ethical […]

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Ethical Dilemmas in Ensuring Human Security

Thoughts After the Webinar

| July 2020

Following Wednesday’s session with Derek Reveron on human security in an age of a pandemic, I was struggling with how to relate our discussion with earlier conversations about the ethical choices the United States (and the rest of the world more broadly) faces in the relationship with China under the leadership of Xi Jinping.  A […]

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Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

| July 2020

Although both cybersecurity and climate change are increasingly seen as two of the most urgent threats of this century, seldom are they considered together. Yet, arguably, the true challenge of both is the ways in which they intertwine, in evermore unexpected ways.

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