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U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba in the context of the Pandemic COVID-19

U.S. Economic Sanctions on Cuba in the context of the Pandemic COVID-19

| December 2020
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On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Shortly after that, on Friday, March 26, during his participation in a virtual summit of leaders from the G20 countries, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for the waiving of sanctions that could undermine countries’ capacities to respond to the pandemic.

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Roundtable: Latin American Responses to COVID-19

Roundtable: Latin American Responses to COVID-19

| December 2020
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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present an online exclusive roundtable on Latin American experiences of and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The roundtable contains engaging contributions by Ivette Vallejo and Marisol Rodríguez, Raúl Rodríguez, Raúl Salgado Espinoza, and Doreen Montag and Marco Barboza.

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Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups

Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups

| November 2020
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For most people, the word “genocide” likely evokes mental images of concentration camps, killing fields, and mass graves. Deforestation, no matter how severe, would seem to be only tenuously related, if at all.

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Drones and War: The Impact of Advancement in Military Technology on Just War Theory and the International Law of Armed Conflict

Drones and War: The Impact of Advancement in Military Technology on Just War Theory and the International Law of Armed Conflict

| September 2020
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Since the first use of drones as lethal tools of war, certain pundits, politicians, and ethicists have argued for holding the use of drones to a different moral standard than conventional weapons.

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Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

Cyber Resilience in an Age of Climate Chaos

| July 2020
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Although both cybersecurity and climate change are increasingly seen as two of the most urgent threats of this century, seldom are they considered together. Yet, arguably, the true challenge of both is the ways in which they intertwine, in evermore unexpected ways.

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Justifying Lockdown

Justifying Lockdown

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Throughout most of the world, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about, to associate in public, and to be in many public spaces. These practices are often collectively referred to as “lockdown.” What arguments can be presented for why, given the significant costs a lockdown may impose, it can nevertheless be required?

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Inequality and Austerity: Our Weak Links in Countering COVID-19

Inequality and Austerity: Our Weak Links in Countering COVID-19

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There are weeks where decades happen. These are those weeks. COVID-19 has shaken the whole world. Established orthodoxies have disappeared overnight. Our ways of living have changed overnight, and the rules of our societies and economies are being rewritten.

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Borders in the Time of COVID-19

Borders in the Time of COVID-19

| March 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the significance of borders. While much attention has been paid to debates surrounding Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall,” the current crisis reveals that governments seeking to restrict mobility rely only partly (and increasingly rarely) on brick and mortar.

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