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The Rules of War [Full Text]

| November 2007
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These three books show how the enduring principles of just war theory can be applied insightfully and fruitfully to even the latest kinds of conflict, weaponry, and tactics; and they show how just war theory raises significant issues of the background political context, out of which all wars develop.

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States of Risk: Should Cosmopolitans Favor Their Compatriots?

| November 2007
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This article claims that it is not mutual benefit but mutual risk that grounds compatriot preference. Exposure to risks such as state abuse provide us with a reason to take our compatriots’ interests seriously. The same argument, however, displays the limits of this reasoning, and also grounds a demanding obligation to aid other societies.

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Human Rights Versus Emissions Rights: Climate Justice and the Equitable Distribution of Ecological Space

| November 2007
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Arguing that issues of both emissions and subsistence should be comprehended within a single framework of justice, the proposal here is that this broader framework be developed by reference to the idea of “ecological space.”

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American Religious NGOs in North Korea: A Paradoxical Relationship

| November 2007
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Despite North Korea’s antipathy to outside religious influence, it is primarily American NGOs with financial backing from religious organizations that have maintained development and exchange programs with the regime.

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