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On the Redundancy of Jus ad Vim: A Response to Daniel Brunstetter and Megan Braun

| March 10, 2016
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The set of principles proposed by Brunstetter and Braun to comprise jus ad vim is redundant, and the project stems from a largely implausible understanding of the principles of jus ad bellum.

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Robots and Respect: Assessing the Case Against Autonomous Weapon Systems

| March 10, 2016
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There is increasing speculation within military and policy circles that the future of armed conflict is likely to include extensive deployment of autonomous weapon systems. The ethical case for allowing autonomous targeting, at least in specific restricted domains, is stronger than critics have typically acknowledged—but such targeting still remains ethically problematic.






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Defining Down Sovereignty: The Rights and Responsibilities of Nations

Defining Down Sovereignty: The Rights and Responsibilities of Nations

| March 10, 2016
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The international community should spell out the kinds of failures to protect civilians that can justify armed interventions by other states, and should establish a responsibility to prevent international terrorism.






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Libya and the First Human Right

Libya and the First Human Right

| February 29, 2016
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We tend not to think of the fact that chaos is the biggest violator of human rights. The core right to life—the first human right—and the right to enjoy basic security of both the person and of property are always negatively impacted by chaos and disorder.






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Ethical Choices for a Superpower

| June 8, 2015
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As U.S. presidential candidates begin to lay out their visions for foreign policy, it will be critical to understand the ethical foundations for their policy preferences.






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After Gitmo and <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>: Rethinking Citizenship in the 21st Century

After Gitmo and Charlie Hebdo: Rethinking Citizenship in the 21st Century

| January 16, 2015
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The Charlie Hebdo massacre and the release of additional inmates from the Guantanamo prison raise questions about the most effective ways to protect ourselves against terrorism.






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The Ethics of Intervention

The Ethics of Intervention

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An overly literal application of just war concepts might eliminate many of the proposed and recently undertaken U.S. interventions; on the other hand, using them as the foundation for debate could help policy-makers overwhelmed in the face of calls to action.






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Honesty about War?

| August 28, 2014
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The UN Charter commits its members to refrain from the use or even the threat of the use of force in their relations with other states. But many wars have been fought since then.






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