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Spring 2019 (Issue 33.1)

Spring 2019 (Issue 33.1)

| March 2019
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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Spring 2019 issue of the journal! This issue features a roundtable organized by Rafael Biermann examining how states and other actors balance legal norms, moral values, and national interests in various policy areas. The collection contains contributions from Rafael Biermann, Nigel Biggar, Megan Bradley, Gareth Evans, Stefan Oeter, and Hugo Slim. The issue also contains an essay by Sean Kanuck on being human in an age of artificial intelligence; a response by Edward C. Luck to Bolarinwa Adediran’s article on UN Security Council codes of conduct (EIA 32.4); a review essay by Christian Schemmel taking a philosophical look at inequalities; and book reviews by Mark Drumbl, Elizabeth Finneron-Burns, and Hyeran Jo.

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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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Introduction: Balancing Legal Norms, Moral Values, and National Interests

| March 2019
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How do states reconcile national interests with legal norms and moral values? One answer lies in the concept of good international citizenship.

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A Christian View of Humanitarian Intervention

| March 2019
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Even when humanitarian intervention violates the letter of international law, and even when it is motivated by self-interest, it may still be morally justified.

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Secessionist Conflict: A Happy Marriage between Norms and Interests?

Secessionist Conflict: A Happy Marriage between Norms and Interests?

| March 2019
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In secessionist conflicts, actors tend to choose norms that align with their interests. But there are important outlier cases that complicate this picture, writes Rafael Biermann.

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Unresolved and Unresolvable? Tensions in the Refugee Regime

| March 2019
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Advancing durable solutions does not necessarily mean overcoming the inherent tensions in the refugee regime between law, morality, and national interests.

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Conflicting Norms, Values, and Interests: A Perspective from Legal Academia

| March 2019
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This essay argues that norms, values, and interests do not inhabit different universes, but are interrelated concepts.

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Humanitarian Diplomacy: The ICRC’s Neutral and Impartial Advocacy in Armed Conflicts

| March 2019
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This essay argues that there is an important place for the ICRC’s style of “quiet” diplomacy alongside other “loud” forms of advocacy.

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