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<i>EIA</i> Fall 2019 issue–Out Now!

EIA Fall 2019 issue–Out Now!

| September 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2019 issue of Ethics & International Affairs. This issue looks at targeted sanctions, (un)civil disobedience, civialan attitudes toward collateral damage, and much more. Access the table of contents.

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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

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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Artificial Intelligence: Power to the People

Artificial Intelligence: Power to the People

| June 2019

Before we can assess how artificial intelligence will affect IR over the coming decades, we first need a clear understanding of what AI is and is not. As a way of introducing the roundtable on “AI and the Future of Global Affairs,” Heather M. Roff brings some conceptual clarity to the discussion and argues that much of the AI landscape revolves around epistemological questions that are not, in fact, particular to AI.

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Secessionist Conflict: A Happy Marriage between Norms and Interests?

Secessionist Conflict: A Happy Marriage between Norms and Interests?

| March 2019

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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Tackling Climate Change: Why Us Now?

Tackling Climate Change: Why Us Now?

| February 2019

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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<i>EIA</i> Interview with Ronald Deibert on a Human-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity

EIA Interview with Ronald Deibert on a Human-Centric Approach to Cybersecurity

| January 2019

Discussions around cybersecurity often focus on the security and sovereignty of states, not individuals, says Professor Ronald Deibert, director of University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab. If you start from a “human-centric perspective,” it could lead to policies focusing on peace, prosperity, and human rights. How can we work toward this approach?

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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

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

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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