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Ebola, Liberia, and the “Cult of Bankable Projects”

Ebola, Liberia, and the “Cult of Bankable Projects”

| April 2015
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SHEFA SIEGEL

Instead of addressing core issues of state failure, development aid continues pushing narrowly focused agendas that have little meaning in places where institutions and infrastructure are broken.

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Toward a Drone Accountability Regime

Toward a Drone Accountability Regime

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The key principle of a Drone Accountability Regime should be transparency, and its central agent should be an Ombudsperson with broad authority to investigate situations and publicize her findings.

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<i>Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars</i> by Neta C. Crawford

Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars by Neta C. Crawford

| March 2015
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For Crawford, we ought not to regard instances in which civilians are mistakenly targeted or instances in which more civilians are killed collaterally than had been anticipated as mere tragic accidents.

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The Informal Regulation of Drones and the Formal Legal Regulation of War

| March 2015
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How does the proposed drone accountability regime relate to existing international treaty and customary law governing the use of force, including the use of lethal drones? The ethical implications of the regime would largely depend on its relationship with existing law.

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Targeted Killing: Accountability and Oversight via a Drone Accountability Regime

| March 2015
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Using a drone as a component of a military operation does not automatically make that action a “targeted killing.” Much of the public concern about drones is actually an objection to this type of attack, not drones themselves.

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Spring 2015 (Issue 29.1)

Spring 2015 (Issue 29.1)

| March 2015
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This issue includes an essay by Shefa Siegel on “Liberia, Ebola, and the ‘Cult of Bankable Projects’”; a symposium on imagining a “Drone Accountability Regime,” featuring a lead article by Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and with responses from Neta C. Crawford, Janina Dill, and David Whetham; features by Richard Beardsworth on moral and political responsibility in world politics and John Williams on space, drones, and just war; and book reviews.

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Toward a Drone Accountability Regime: A Rejoinder

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We appreciate the fact that our proposal initiated a lively discussion of the characteristics of a Drone Accountability Regime, and of the international political and legal context within which its provisions should be framed.

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Accountability for Targeted Drone Strikes Against Terrorists?

| March 2015
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The problem of terrorism can and probably ought to be approached from both war and law enforcement paradigms, not merely the former one, as Buchanan and Keohane argue.

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