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<i>EIA</i> Winter 2017 issue—Out Now!

EIA Winter 2017 issue—Out Now!

| December 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs. Access the issue here.

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Governing Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

Governing Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

| December 13, 2017

The UN’s first formal meeting on lethal autonomous weapon systems took place in November 2017. Unfortunately, the end of this first historic meeting brought agreement on only the lowest common denominator.

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<i>EIA</i> Interview: Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons with Jonathan D. Caverley

EIA Interview: Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons with Jonathan D. Caverley

In this interview, Johnathan D. Caverley and John Krzyzaniak discuss how the United States, pursuing it’s own self-interest, can slow the proliferation of major conventional weapons and at the same time promote human rights and anti-corruption efforts abroad.

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Winter 2017 (Issue 31.4)

Winter 2017 (Issue 31.4)

| December 8, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2017 issue of Ethics & International Affairs! This issue contains essays by Jonathan D. Caverley on how to slow the proliferation of major conventional weapons and Janos Pasztor on why international governance of geoengineering is so desperately needed; a roundtable on the overlapping relationship between the laws and the ethics of war, with contributions from David LubanValerie MorkeviciusJames Turner Johnson, and Edward Barrett; a feature by Christopher J. Preston comparing the moral culpability of a carbon emitter versus that of a benevolent climate engineer, with responses from Holly Lawford-SmithSikina Jinnah and Douglas Bushey, and Mike Hulme; and book reviews from Michael GoodhartRyan JenkinsSophie RosenbergAnna Stilz, and Matt Zwolinski.

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Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons: The Virtues of an Uncompetitive Market

| December 8, 2017

Proliferation of major conventional weapons (MCW) is at best a waste of valuable resources and at worst fuel for more and bloodier conflicts. In this essay, Jonathan D. Caverley shows how the United States, pursuing its own political interests, leverages its massive market power to slow the proliferation of MCW.

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The Need for Governance of Climate Geoengineering

The Need for Governance of Climate Geoengineering

| December 8, 2017

In this essay, Janos Pasztor explains some of the major ethical issues surrounding geoengineering and introduces the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative, a major new effort to catalyze conversation on geoengineering governance, bringing together players from a wide range of social, geographical, and professional backgrounds.

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Introduction: The Roles of International Law and Just War Theory

This roundtable explores the complex relationship between the laws of war and just war theory, and emphasizes the continuing importance of maintaining parallel ethical and legal conversations on how wars should be fought.

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Just War Theory and the Laws of War as Nonidentical Twins

| December 8, 2017

In this essay, David Luban examines the similarities, but even more the dissimilarities, between just war theory and the laws of war. Specifically, he argues that, unlike just war theory, the laws of war require binary, on-off answers, come in packages, and are often detached from their original rationale.

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