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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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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| February 2020

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

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The Coronavirus and Trust in the Process of International Cooperation: A System Under Pressure

The Coronavirus and Trust in the Process of International Cooperation: A System Under Pressure

| February 2020

On January 30, 2020, the WHO Director-General declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations. How do we assess the response of the WHO and major states?

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Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan

Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan

| January 2020

In this podcast interview Scott Sagan discusses issues of just war, war crimes, moral licensing, and much more.

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<i>EIA</i> Winter 2019 issue–Out Now!

EIA Winter 2019 issue–Out Now!

| December 2019

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Winter 2019 issue of the journal! This issue looks at American public opinion on the moral equality of combatants, kin state activism, migration terminology, information privacy, and much more. Access the table of contents here.

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Winter 2019 (33.4)

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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The Ethics of Kin State Activism: A Cosmopolitan Defense

The Ethics of Kin State Activism: A Cosmopolitan Defense

| December 2019

A notable feature of nationalism’s contemporary resurgence is the rise of “kin state activism.” This essay proposes a set of four cosmopolitan criteria that can enable us to recognize and combat the dangers posed by certain forms of kin state mobilization without forgoing the opportunities presented by other forms.

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