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Borders in the Time of COVID-19

Borders in the Time of COVID-19

| March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the significance of borders. While much attention has been paid to debates surrounding Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall,” the current crisis reveals that governments seeking to restrict mobility rely only partly (and increasingly rarely) on brick and mortar.

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Hypocritical Inhospitality: The Global Refugee Crisis in the Light of History

Hypocritical Inhospitality: The Global Refugee Crisis in the Light of History

| March 2020

Political authorities often claim that states have an absolute right to decide for themselves who enters their territory and the conditions on which they enter by mere virtue of their sovereignty. In 2018, for example, the then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, responded to the UN’s criticism of the Donald Trump administration’s […]

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Spring 2020 (34.1)

Spring 2020 (34.1)

| March 2020

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Spring 2020 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Alex J. Bellamy entitled “World Peace (And How We Can Achieve It).”  The collection considers how states and societies can build and sustain peace, with contributions from Alex J. Bellamy, Pamina Firchow, Nils Petter Gleditsch, A. C. Grayling, and Jacqui True. Additionally, the issue includes essays by Luke Glanville on the global refugee crisis and denial of hospitality; Mathias Risse on Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights and its framing of human rights; and Julia Gray on the life spans of international organizations. It also contains a review essay by Adam Henschke on whistleblowing, and book reviews by Clair Apodaca, Raslan Ibrahim, and John Mueller.

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<i>EIA</i> Spring 2020 issue–Out Now!

EIA Spring 2020 issue–Out Now!

| March 2020

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Spring 2020 issue of the journal! This issue looks at world peace, the global refugee crisis, international organizations, whistleblowing, and much more. Access the table of contents here.

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Rescuing Human Rights: A Radically Moderate Approach

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

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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Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans

Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans

| March 2020

It has been said before but cannot really be said too often: By a large number of measures, human welfare has massively improved over the course of the past couple of centuries.

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A Luxury Carbon Tax to Address Climate Change and Inequality: Not All Carbon Is Created Equal

A Luxury Carbon Tax to Address Climate Change and Inequality: Not All Carbon Is Created Equal

| March 2020

Just as there is income inequality, there is also inequality in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A luxury carbon tax is worth considering. It can help to reduce emissions, stimulate low-carbon innovation, raise revenues, and address concerns about environmental justice and broader inequalities.

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