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The Costs of Solar Geoengineering

The Costs of Solar Geoengineering

| July 24, 2017
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While Harvard’s research program could help us to better understand solar geoengineering, they should be careful not to oversell their program at the cost of broader climate action. Likewise, we should be careful not to think their program provides an excuse to avoid rapidly reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and carbon emissions.

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| July 12, 2017
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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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EIA Fall 2017 Editorial Internship

EIA Fall 2017 Editorial Internship

| July 11, 2017
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Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks a part-time intern for the fall. Come work with us!






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Afghanistan and the Ethics of Triage

| June 23, 2017
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I wanted to continue the discussion that was started earlier this week by applying the discussion of “democracy triage” to the debate over next steps for the United States in Afghanistan. The United States is now engaged in an assessment of its 16-year effort in that country, and matching whether the means that have been […]

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Call for Applications for Fellowship Program “The Living Legacy of the First World War”

Call for Applications for Fellowship Program “The Living Legacy of the First World War”

| June 23, 2017
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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is now accepting applications for the World War I fellowship project, “The Living Legacy of the First World War.”






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The Ethics of Saying No

| June 19, 2017
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I had the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion on democracy promotion at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, which got me to thinking about the ethics of “saying no”–that is, when should the ethical statesperson or policymaker be prepared to refuse requests for action on the grounds that aid cannot credibly be rendered […]

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Engaged Buddhism, Anger, and Retribution

| June 13, 2017
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What can Engaged Buddhism contribute to political philosophy?






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The Implications of “The World is Not a Global Community”

| May 31, 2017
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“The world is not a ‘global community.’” Last year, in attempting to discern the ethical and philosophical bases of candidate Donald Trump’s approach to world affairs, the first point I made was this: “There is no such thing as an international community. The “buck” stops with the nation-state and the nation-state decides what commitments it […]

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