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Revisiting Fractured Globalization in Year 2 of Covid

| May 2021
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Last year, at the start of the global pandemic, we asked if we were entering into a condition of “fractured globalization.” This would be characterized by a pulling back and consolidation of ties to more ‘defensible’ or “compact” linkages. We may speak less of a single “global community” and more in terms of a series […]

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Vaccine nationalism versus vaccine diplomacy

| May 2021
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An ongoing theme of discussion at the Doorstep podcast is the question of vaccine nationalism versus vaccine diplomacy … the balance between securing the health and well-being of one’s own population versus the imperative–whether from ethical motivations, self-interest, transactional considerations or some mix of all three–to share stockpiles of vaccines, waive patent protections or reduce […]

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Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

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World politics is currently undergoing an epic transformation that has rekindled the age-old realist-liberal debate. Two trends are driving this change. The first is a shift in the international distribution of power. The second trend is a cybertechnological revolution.

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| April 2021
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Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this past month.

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EIA Summer 2021 Remote Editorial Internship

EIA Summer 2021 Remote Editorial Internship

| April 2021
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Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks a remote volunteer intern for the summer. The goal of the journal is to integrate rigorous thinking about principles of ethics and justice into discussions of the practical policy dilemmas that frequently arise in global politics. Some topics that the journal commonly publishes on include the ethics of war, the responsibility to protect, international migration, climate change, human rights, and emerging technology.

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Learning (Ethical) Lessons from the Greek Revolution

| March 2021
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Paul Glastris has a must-read article in the Washington Monthly about the lessons we can learn from the U.S. reaction to the Greek War of Independence (March 25, 2021 marks the bicentennial of the Greek declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire), for what it says about balancing different baskets of interests and values (self-determination, […]

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Black Lives Matter: Taking Stock of An International Moment

Black Lives Matter: Taking Stock of An International Moment

| March 2021
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Black Lives Matter is more than a statement. It is even more than a movement. It is a moment of great consequence in our history as a nation. How we choose to address it will help to define us for a generation and will be remembered for decades to come.

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Grappling with Competing Ethical Demands: The New Biden Administration

| March 2021
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Politico reporter (and friend of the Doorstep Podcast) Nahal Toosi recently asked about how we ought to be comparing and contrasting the current Biden administration’s foreign policies with those of its predecessor. To the extent that we want to see the current presidency as the “anti-Trump” administration, this can obscure points of continuity as well […]

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