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What if Cyberspace Were for Fighting?

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This essay explores the ethical and legal implications of prioritizing cyberspace as a warfighting domain. The authors envision a world where states take on a greater role in governance but remain constrained by international law as well as by the norms of sovereignty, nonintervention, and self-determination.

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<i>A Foreign Policy for the Left</i>, by Michael Walzer

A Foreign Policy for the Left, by Michael Walzer

| December 2018
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Michael Walzer’s new book brings together essays from the past sixteen years to offer pragmatic ethical guidance on matters of foreign policy.

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The Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence, with James Pattison

The Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence, with James Pattison

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In this interview, James Pattison discusses his book, “The Alternatives to War.” His goal is to offer policymakers a pragmatic moral map of the main alternatives to war.

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The Importance of Memory: Unreliable, Precarious, and Crucial to Reconciliation

The Importance of Memory: Unreliable, Precarious, and Crucial to Reconciliation

| October 2018
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Several recent cases involving the Gambia, Japan and Korea, and Spain highlight the tenuous relationship between memory, history, and state-building.

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Introduction: Alternatives to War

| September 2018
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Some of the most controversial foreign policy issues in the first years of the Trump administration have involved alternatives to war. This roundtable seeks to improve our understanding of the ethics of some of these alternatives.

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The Case for Foreign Electoral Subversion

The Case for Foreign Electoral Subversion

| September 2018
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In this essay Cécile Fabre argues that, under certain conditions and subject to certain constraints, foreign electoral subversion may be justified as a means to prevent or end large-scale human rights violations.

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Covert Positive Incentives as an Alternative to War

| September 2018
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In this essay, James Pattison argues that covert positive incentives are preferable to both overt incentives and covert force.

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The Ethics of Countering Digital Propaganda

| September 2018
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Corneliu Bjola argues in this essay that the concept of moral authority offers an original framework for responding to digital disinformation campaigns.

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