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EIA Winter 2021 Issue–Out Now!

EIA Winter 2021 Issue–Out Now!

| December 2021

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Winter 2021 issue of the journal! The issue looks at the territorial states-system, the ethics of vaccine nationalism, refugee policy, and much more. Access the table of contents here.

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Helping Refugees Where They Are

Helping Refugees Where They Are

| December 2021

Some policies are not politically feasible. In the context of refugees, many claim it is not politically feasible to start admitting significantly more refugees into wealthy countries. This review essay argues that there are good reasons to suppose increasing refugees’ admissions to wealthy states is politically feasible, if we account for the ways citizens in wealthy states are harmed when refugees are not admitted, and for the ways citizens are harmed when immigration enforcement prevents refugees from arriving.

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Secretary-General selection process and the P5 stranglehold on power

Secretary-General selection process and the P5 stranglehold on power

| December 2021

On September 10, 2021, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 75-325. Behind the resolution, which concerns the selection process for the Secretary-General, were two months of intense negotiations between the Security Council (read: the five permanent members) and the General Assembly (read: the other 188 states). In particular, the hotly contested paragraph on a female Secretary-General shows that when push comes to shove, the P5 will choose power over gender equality.

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Is a Bad Deal Better than no Deal?: A Perspective from Africa on the G7’s Agreement to Restructure International Corporate Taxation

Is a Bad Deal Better than no Deal?: A Perspective from Africa on the G7’s Agreement to Restructure International Corporate Taxation

| November 2021

On June 5, 2021, the G7 finance ministers reached a landmark agreement to restructure the global system of corporate taxation. While this has been widely hailed as a breakthrough toward a more equitable way of taxing the digital economy and a triumph of multilateralism in the first year of the post-Trump era, the truth is much more complicated than it seems, particularly for countries in Africa and the Global South.

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On the Ethics of Vaccine Nationalism: The Case for the Fair Priority for Residents Framework

On the Ethics of Vaccine Nationalism: The Case for the Fair Priority for Residents Framework

What are the ethical limits to vaccine nationalism? In this article, Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel and coauthors propose the fair priority for residents (FPR) framework, in which governments can retain COVID-19 vaccine doses for their residents only to the extent that they are needed to maintain a noncrisis level of mortality while they are implementing reasonable public health interventions.

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EIA Fall 2021 Issue–Out Now!

EIA Fall 2021 Issue–Out Now!

| October 2021

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Fall 2021 issue of the journal! The issue looks at the true cost of maintaining a standing military, ethical AI and gender equality, the reduced legal equality of combatants in war, the global politics of health security, and much more. Access the table of contents here.

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Engines of Patriarchy: Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Times of Illiberal Backlash Politics

Engines of Patriarchy: Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Times of Illiberal Backlash Politics

In recent years, concerns over the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) have mounted. In response, international organizations (IOs) have begun to translate the emerging consensus on the need for ethical AI into concrete international rules and standards. While the path toward effective AI governance faces many challenges, this essay shifts attention to an obstacle that has received little attention so far: the growing illiberal backlash in IOs.

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Global Ethics Day Reading List

Global Ethics Day Reading List

| October 2021

Global Ethics Day is Wednesday, October 20! Created by Carnegie Council, Global Ethics Day is an annual moment to explore the meaning of ethics in daily life and to come together to identify and address the most critical issues facing society. This year, the editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to offer an array of resources for anyone looking to learn more about ethics and some of the key issues of our time.

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