CURRENT ISSUE

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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Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative

| December 2019

I am at the Berlin meetings of the Losaich Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, which has convened this week to discuss the trans-Atlantic relationship within the frame of “great power competition,” particularly the rise of China. Two points that have been raised–which tie directly back to the focus of the Carnegie Council’s program on U.S. […]

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Vox Populi, Eurasia Group Foundation and Narratives

| December 2019

The Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF) has released its report on public attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy.

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Philosophy, not “Jeopardy!”: Making Foreign Policy Relevant

| December 2019

The Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society commissioned Gallup to survey Americans about foreign affairs. From the press release announcing the results, the pollsters concluded that “adult Americans exhibit gaps in their knowledge about geography and world affairs.

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