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Sri Lanka 2.0: Independent Inquiry Shows UN “Systemic Failure” in Myanmar

Sri Lanka 2.0: Independent Inquiry Shows UN “Systemic Failure” in Myanmar

| July 2019
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A recent independent inquiry into the involvement of the UN in Myanmar from 2010 to 2018 assigns collective responsibility for the atrocities committed during the 2017 Rohingya crisis to both the UN civil service and UN member states.

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Tackling Climate Change: Why Us Now?

Tackling Climate Change: Why Us Now?

| February 2019
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Professor Henry Shue writes that we are the pivotal generation, and acting now is not only a matter of self-interest but also of our unique moral responsibility.

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After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition

After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition

| January 2019
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The recent climate conference in Katowice, Poland was a milestone for the Paris Agreement, and it points to the role NGOs can play in encouraging states to ratchet up climate ambition.

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Japan’s Withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission: A Disaster that Could Have Been Avoided

Japan’s Withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission: A Disaster that Could Have Been Avoided

| January 2019
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Former IWC chair Cristian Maquieira writes that Japan’s decision was a long time coming, but it didn’t have to be this way.

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Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach for Practical Progress

Climate Change and the Power to Act: An Ethical Approach for Practical Progress

| May 2018
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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs organized a roundtable on climate change leadership and justice for the 2018 ISA convention. Access the audio and transcript of the full discussion here.

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Migration, Brain Drain, and Cuba-U.S. Relations

Migration, Brain Drain, and Cuba-U.S. Relations

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The Cuba-U.S. relationship shows that advocating open borders is not as ethically straightforward as one may think, and that sometimes open door policies have nefarious purposes. This adds an often-overlooked dimension to the debate on the ethics of migration.

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Mindful Diplomacy: A Pathway to Peace   

Mindful Diplomacy: A Pathway to Peace  

| January 2018
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Can mindfulness practices benefit international diplomacy?

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Governing Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

Governing Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

| December 2017
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The UN’s first formal meeting on lethal autonomous weapon systems took place in November 2017. Unfortunately, the end of this first historic meeting brought agreement on only the lowest common denominator.

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