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Finding Refuge through Employment: Worker Visas as a Complementary Pathway for Refugee Resettlement

Finding Refuge through Employment: Worker Visas as a Complementary Pathway for Refugee Resettlement

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This essay aims to identify and explore an underappreciated win-win policy option that has the potential to address both the needs of refugees for resettlement and the labor demand of destination countries. Building upon provisions of the Model International Mobility Convention, we explore how to scale up valuable measures for identifying job opportunities that can resettle refugees from asylum countries to destination countries.

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Taking Measure of the UN’s Legacy at Seventy-Five

Taking Measure of the UN’s Legacy at Seventy-Five

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Founded on the visions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, the United Nations has evolved significantly over the past seventy-five years. It has registered remarkable achievements, stimulating a range of ambitious multilateral treaties; promoting human rights; and, at times, playing a central role in containing and preventing armed conflict, particularly in the avoidance of […]

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Hypocritical Inhospitality: The Global Refugee Crisis in the Light of History

Hypocritical Inhospitality: The Global Refugee Crisis in the Light of History

| March 2020
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Political authorities often claim that states have an absolute right to decide for themselves who enters their territory and the conditions on which they enter by mere virtue of their sovereignty. In 2018, for example, the then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, responded to the UN’s criticism of the Donald Trump administration’s […]

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The Ethics of Kin State Activism: A Cosmopolitan Defense

The Ethics of Kin State Activism: A Cosmopolitan Defense

| December 2019
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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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A Human Rights Approach to Conflict Resolution

A Human Rights Approach to Conflict Resolution

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The role of human rights abuses in the causes, dynamics, and consequences of conflict illustrate the importance of a human rights approach to conflict resolution: if human rights are part of the problem, they must be part of the solution.

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Artificial Intelligence: Power to the People

Artificial Intelligence: Power to the People

| June 2019
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Before we can assess how artificial intelligence will affect IR over the coming decades, we first need a clear understanding of what AI is and is not. As a way of introducing the roundtable on “AI and the Future of Global Affairs,” Heather M. Roff brings some conceptual clarity to the discussion and argues that much of the AI landscape revolves around epistemological questions that are not, in fact, particular to AI.

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Humor, Ethics, and Dignity: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

| March 2019
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This essay explores humans’ unique ability to understand context, something that is evident in both humor and ethics, and something that AI lacks.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Progress and Challenges

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Progress and Challenges

| December 2018
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In this essay, Ş. İlgü Özler examines global progress toward achieving the ideals enshrined in the UDHR, which was adopted seventy years ago in 1948.

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