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Reforming the Security Council through a Code of Conduct: A Sisyphean Task?

| December 2018

In this feature, Bolarinwa Adediran disputes the utility of a code of conduct to regulate the exercise of the veto at the UN Security Council during humanitarian crises, arguing that such a code would not make any significant difference to the way mass atrocity crimes are addressed.

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How Not to Do Things with International Law

How Not to Do Things with International Law

| December 2018

In this review essay, Anne Peters considers Ian Hurd’s recent book How to Do Things with International Law. Peters argues that, although the book is provocative and compelling, it may unwittingly reinforce the realist stance that international law is simply power politics in disguise.

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Human Rights Under Attack: What Comes Next?

Human Rights Under Attack: What Comes Next?

| December 2018

Micheline Ishay laments the recent onslaught against the human rights movement even from professed supporters, taking Samuel Moyn’s recent book Not Enough as indicative of the trend. Rather than piling on more critiques, Ishay writes, what we really need are strategies and solutions.

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<i>Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice</i>, by Brooke A. Ackerly

Just Responsibility: A Human Rights Theory of Global Justice, by Brooke A. Ackerly

| December 2018

This book offers a clear argument for assuming political responsibility toward basic structures of injustice in the developing world.

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<i>Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present</i>, by Jakub J. Grygiel

Return of the Barbarians: Confronting Non-State Actors from Ancient Rome to the Present, by Jakub J. Grygiel

| December 2018

In this book, Jakub J. Grygiel provocatively shows how strategic actors beyond nation-states are making resurgence.

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<i>A Foreign Policy for the Left</i>, by Michael Walzer

A Foreign Policy for the Left, by Michael Walzer

| December 2018

Michael Walzer’s new book brings together essays from the past sixteen years to offer pragmatic ethical guidance on matters of foreign policy.

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<i>Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory</i>, by Chris Armstrong

Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory, by Chris Armstrong

| December 2018

Chris Armstrong defends a straightforward and highly plausible thesis: that the benefits and burdens associated with natural resources should be distributed so as to reduce global inequality.

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<i>Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence</i>, by David Omand and Mark Phythian

Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence, by David Omand and Mark Phythian

| December 2018

Principled Spying offers an interesting, thorough, and accessible engagement of the ethical issues associated with intelligence gathering and covert operations.

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