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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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Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order

From Ali Wyne to the Loisach Group

| September 2020

The Carnegie Council’s U.S. Global Engagement program held a fascinating and provocative discussion with Ali Wyne of the Atlantic Council, looking at the question of the relevance the narrative of great power competition among U.S. voters.  Something that Ali said in that conversation has continued to resonate with me. In discussing great power competition, he […]

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Will Consumers Pay More To Not Source from China?

The H&M Decision and Carnegie Poll Results

| September 2020

Retailer H&M will stop relying on Chinese garment factories and suppliers located in Xinjiang, over concerns about the use of Uyghers as forced labor. The company will also end relationships with suppliers elsewhere in China that utilize forced labor or inputs from Xinjiang. It is not immediately clear if this will add costs to the […]

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Drones and War: The Impact of Advancement in Military Technology on Just War Theory and the International Law of Armed Conflict

| September 2020

Since the first use of drones as lethal tools of war, certain pundits, politicians, and ethicists have argued for holding the use of drones to a different moral standard than conventional weapons.

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