CURRENT ISSUE

Spring 2021 (35.1)

| May 2021

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Spring 2021 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Madison Powers on ethics and the future of the global food system. The roundtable contains contributions from Paul B. Thompson; Yashar Saghai; Anne Barnhill and Jessica Fanzo; Mark Budolfson; and Madison Powers. Additionally, the issue includes a feature article by Christopher Kutz on resource sovereignty. It also contains an essay by Yuna Han, Katharine M. Millar, and Martin J. Bayly on COVID-19 as a mass death event and an essay by Sea Young Kim and Leif-Eric Easley on women’s rights in North Korea. The issue also includes a review essay by Adam Henschke on states and political violence and book reviews by Mark Berlin, Helder De Schutter, and Paul Saurette.

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Book Reviews

Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality

| May 2021

It is ironic that there exists virtually no systematic research that assesses the effectiveness of torture in gaining accurate information.

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Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration

Anna Stilz’s Territorial Sovereignty offers a robust defense of the international system of states, understood as self-governing, spatial units with territorial boundaries that make and enforce collective rules.

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The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

| January 2021

The book explores and clearly delineates how the first political order, that of the relationship between a husband and wife in the home, and how women are treated within this relationship, is reflected in the political order that has developed in that society and influences the degree of stability, wealth, and peacefulness of the nation-state.

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Political Theology of International Order

| January 2021

What does order in international affairs mean? Political Theology of International Order shows how predominant modern ideas of ordering power politics are contingent on medieval ideas of a higher ordering power.

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Vaccine nationalism versus vaccine diplomacy

| May 2021

An ongoing theme of discussion at the Doorstep podcast is the question of vaccine nationalism versus vaccine diplomacy … the balance between securing the health and well-being of one’s own population versus the imperative–whether from ethical motivations, self-interest, transactional considerations or some mix of all three–to share stockpiles of vaccines, waive patent protections or reduce […]

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Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

World politics is currently undergoing an epic transformation that has rekindled the age-old realist-liberal debate. Two trends are driving this change. The first is a shift in the international distribution of power. The second trend is a cybertechnological revolution.

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What We’ve Been Reading

| April 2021

Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this past month.

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