CURRENT ISSUE

Fall 2020 (34.3)

| October 2020

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Fall 2020 issue of the journal! This Special Issue of the journal features a collection of essays organized and guest edited by Margaret P. Karns on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations. The collection contains contributions from David Malone and Adam Day, Sophie Harman, Ellen J. Ravndal, Ramesh Thakur, Susanna P. Campbell, Devaki Jain, Bertrand Ramcharan, Maria Ivanova, and Margaret P. Karns, Kirsten Haack, and Jean-Pierre Murray. Additionally, the issue includes an article by Jack McDonald on information, privacy, and just war theory and an essay by Anthony F. Lang, Jr. on constructing universal values.  It also contains a review essay by Sarah C. Goff on freedom and justice in trade governance, and book reviews by Michael Blake, Elizabeth Kahn, Jamie Mayerfeld, and John Williams.

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Book Reviews

Why Nationalism

| October 2020

Yael Tamir’s Why Nationalism is a very good, very timely, and very unfashionable book.

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Global Poverty, Injustice, and Resistance

| October 2020

In this work of nonideal theory, Gwilym David Blunt flips the existing narrative on ethics and extreme poverty by examining the global poor’s right to resist.

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Structural Injustice: Power, Advantage, and Human Rights

| October 2020

This is an urgently needed book. Madison Powers and Ruth Faden have constructed a powerfully reasoned, deeply learned, and richly perceptive theory that places the problem of structural injustice at the heart of political philosophy.

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Surrogate Warfare: The Transformation of War in the Twenty-First Century

| October 2020

In this excellent survey and analysis of the debates raised by the use of surrogates in war, Andreas Krieg and Jean-Marc Rickli make a compelling case for both the extent to which surrogacy is changing the nature of war and the seriousness with which this issue needs to be taken.

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Competing Ethics in the Biden Administration?

| November 2020

Writing in The Atlantic, Thomas Wright outlines three broad “camps” vying for influence over the foreign policy and national security policies of the Biden/Harris administration. There are the “restorationists”–the same term used by the Carnegie Council report for those who seek to return U.S. foreign policy to its broad, pre-2016 parameters; there are the reformers […]

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What We’ve Been Reading

| November 2020

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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Are the Narratives Going to Matter?

Assessing the Way Forward

| November 2020

A month ago, on The Doorstep podcast, Nahal Toosi, who is Politico’s foreign affairs reporter, discussed the competing narratives and policy preferences within the “big tent” of the Democratic Party and how, in the event that the Biden/Harris ticket prevailed in the presidential contest, all of this might play out. She observed, former U.S. officials […]

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