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Pessimism and the Liberal Order

| September 14, 2016
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Is the pessimism that I expressed about the sustainability of the liberal order at the close of the recent Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs panel (“U.S. Elections and Brexit: Can Liberalism Survive?”) justified? I wanted to add a short codicil to my remarks at the panel. The liberal world order–and here, in response […]

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The Stateless and the New UN Secretary-General

The Stateless and the New UN Secretary-General

| August 22, 2016
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When it comes to the crisis of the stateless—those who have fled their homes, been ejected from their states by war, conflict, natural disasters or economic collapse, or who can no longer remain as citizens of their states by virtue of their race, religion, ethnicity or class—the old, established ways of doing things are coming under strain.






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Insecurity and the U.S. Election

| August 19, 2016
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Is a sense of insecurity the principal driver of the 2016 election in the United States? I wonder whether what we are witnessing reflects a sense “that familiar landmarks denoting American power and prestige are being washed away and the institutions which in previous years safeguarded American strength at home and abroad have been hollowed out or corrupted from within.”






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Managed Pluralism

| August 2, 2016
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One of the subtexts of recent and forthcoming elections in Europe and in North America is the extent to which liberal democracies can permit high degrees of diversity—on ethnic, religious, political, linguistic, cultural, “lifestyle” or other grounds—yet retain sufficient cohesion for societal stability and for political institutions based on self-determination to work.






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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| July 28, 2016
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Welcome to our first roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s what we’ve been reading this summer.






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The Ethics of Alliances

| July 27, 2016
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For the first time since the immediate post-World War II elections, the subject of America’s alliances is again emerging as a topic for debate. What sort of commitments the United States should make, how long they are binding, and under what conditions the United States can and should exit those obligations–whether of a security or […]

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Decisions, Perspectives, and Ethics

| July 12, 2016
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Over the summer, as we refresh the curriculum at the Naval War College, it has given me an opportunity to ponder the ethical implications of the different perspectives that we use to teach national security decision-making.






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<i>EIA</i> Fall 2016 Editorial Internship

EIA Fall 2016 Editorial Internship

| July 11, 2016
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Come work with us this fall! We are currently accepting application for the Ethics & International Affairs fall editorial internship position.






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