Tag: Ukraine

First Georgia, Then Ukraine: How Russian Propaganda Justifies Invasions

First Georgia, Then Ukraine: How Russian Propaganda Justifies Invasions

The morning that Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared on Russian television outlining his rationale for war. While concern for what was about to befall Ukrainians and Ukraine dominated many peoples’ minds, politicians and scholars alike were left scratching their heads at Putin’s stated justifications.

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The Ethics of Saying No

| June 19, 2017

Sometimes the ethical statesperson or policymaker must be prepared to refuse requests for action on the grounds that aid cannot credibly be rendered and/or any intervention could conceivably make the situation worse.

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The Risks of the “Shaming” Approach to Policy

| July 13, 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 Secession: Crimea

| March 16, 2014

The vote in Crimea draws attention to the clash between adherence to proper, constitutional procedure and the right to self-determination.

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The Ethics of Supporting Regime Change

| February 25, 2014

How does the ethical foreign policy practitioner develop policy to respond to the upheavals in Ukraine, Venezuela, or Thailand, or deal with the aftermath of changes of government in places like Egypt?

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