Tag: intervention

Humanitarian Action and Ethics

Humanitarian Action and Ethics

| September 2019

This edited volume from Ayesha Ahmad and James Smith offers an expansive tour across the difficult landscape of ethical conundrums in humanitarian action, traversing issues related to “moral distress,” triage and treatment of mental health and Ebola patients, cross-border health provision, humanitarian failures, and humanitarianism’s place in the neoliberal global order.

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The Ethics of Arming Rebels and U.S. Policy—A Clash?

| January 2016

Having encouraged rebels to continue to fight by providing weapons and financial support, do sponsors have the duty to ensure their side can actually win and take power?

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The Risks of the “Shaming” Approach to Policy

| July 2015

The Bosnian tragedy is a case where unwillingness to really get involved should have been the spur to finding a compromise.

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Assessing the Ethics of Intervention

| January 2014

How should we assess the ethics of intervention? The policymaker has two initial approaches, the “morality of intentions” versus the “morality of results.”

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On Law, Policy, and (Not) Bombing Syria

On Law, Policy, and (Not) Bombing Syria

| September 2013

The question of whether the US should use its military against Assad is separate from the questions of legal interpretation. The legal question does not address the likely consequences of the use of force.

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