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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. Drawing from the models initially proposed by Graham Allison, we offer five lenses to understand how governments decide policy: […]

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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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Brexit and the revenge of the demos

| June 24, 2016
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By a narrow majority, British voters have decided their country should leave the European Union (the so-called Brexit). One of the continent’s largest economies, military power (including a nuclear capability), a global financial center, and a holder of a permanent seat on the UN Security Council is now preparing to negotiate its exit from the European project.






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Why we need better central bank accountability

Why we need better central bank accountability

| June 16, 2016
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As pundits debate whether the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again this summer or fall, we are reminded of just how much of the economy’s direction hinges on central bankers’ decisions.






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Pacta Sunt Servanda, Treaties, and the U.S. Election

| June 10, 2016
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How would each presidential candidate approach what is one of the bedrock ethical principles of how the United States conducts foreign policy: pacta sunt servanda, or the absolute ethical requirement that treaties, agreements and commitments must be upheld.






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Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trump

| May 20, 2016
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Listening to Marketplace’s discussion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, two things jumped out at me: the first is the assessment that, after all the heavy lifting creating this massive free-trade arrangement will require, the net benefits are quite modest.






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The Ethics of Trump’s Foreign Policy vs. Obama’s Long Game

| April 28, 2016
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Much of the reaction to Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech, beyond the campaign-related questions of whether this address makes him look more presidential or electable, has focused on whether he offered coherent policy proposals. What I would like to do is briefly address the question of the ethics behind the foreign policy vision in those remarks.






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Communitarian Approach? New China-U.S. Agreements

Communitarian Approach? New China-U.S. Agreements

| April 1, 2016
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Do the agreements reached at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping represent an evolution towards the communitarian vision of how international relations ought to be conducted?






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