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Spring 2015 (Issue 29.1)

| March 6, 2015

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This issue includes an essay by Shefa Siegel on “Liberia, Ebola, and the ‘Cult of Bankable Projects’”; a symposium on imagining a “Drone Accountability Regime,” featuring a lead article by Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and with responses from Neta C. Crawford, Janina Dill, and David Whetham; features by Richard Beardsworth on moral and political responsibility in world politics and John Williams on space, drones, and just war; and book reviews.

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SYMPOSIUM: TOWARD A DRONE ACCOUNTABILITY REGIME

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Toward a Drone Accountability Regime

The key principle of a Drone Accountability Regime should be transparency, and its central agent should be an Ombudsperson with broad authority to investigate situations and publicize her findings.

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The Informal Regulation of Drones and the Formal Legal Regulation of War

| March 6, 2015

How does the proposed drone accountability regime relate to existing international treaty and customary law governing the use of force, including the use of lethal drones? The ethical implications of the regime would largely depend on its relationship with existing law.

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Targeted Killing: Accountability and Oversight via a Drone Accountability Regime

| March 6, 2015

Using a drone as a component of a military operation does not automatically make that action a “targeted killing.” Much of the public concern about drones is actually an objection to this type of attack, not drones themselves.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America’s Post-9/11 Wars by Neta C. Crawford

| March 6, 2015

For Crawford, we ought not to regard instances in which civilians are mistakenly targeted or instances in which more civilians are killed collaterally than had been anticipated as mere tragic accidents.

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The Endtimes of Human Rights by Stephen Hopgood

| March 6, 2015

Is the Human Rights “project” coming to an end? Hopgood believes it has sold its moral clarity for an alliance with interventionist liberal states.

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Power in Concert: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance by Jennifer Mitzen

| March 5, 2015

REVIEW BY ANDREAS OSIANDER

Mitzen contends that when states publicly commit to joint action in pursuit of a common goal, this fact will exert an influence on their behavior that is not captured by the conventional focus on their self-interest or self-perception.

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THE EIA BLOG

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The Ethics of the Senate Letter and Iran Talks

| March 11, 2015

In the United States, executive agreements—that is, arrangements made with other states that are not treaties subject to Senate ratification—exist in a gray area.

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The Responsibility to Accompany: A Framework for Multilateral Support of Grassroots Nonviolent Resistance

If grassroots nonviolent movements are to flourish, more strategic, calibrated forms of external assistance will prove critical.

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

| January 16, 2015

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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ROUNDTABLE: THE FACTS, FICTIONS, AND FUTURE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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The Dawning of an Earth Ethic

| September 4, 2014

So far we have failed to act on the scale or with the urgency required to avert the unfolding disaster of climate change. Why are we failing? What keeps us from caring for the atmosphere as a shared, finite, and fragile envelope for life?

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Ethical Enhancement in an Age of Climate Change

| September 4, 2014

The world is dashing toward greater and more devastating climate intensification. Nonetheless, opportunities for moral action abound.

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A Call for a Global Constitutional Convention Focused on Future Generations

| September 4, 2014

The climate problem is usually misdiagnosed as a traditional tragedy of the commons, but this obscures two deeper and distinctively ethical challenges. We must call for a global constitutional convention focused on future generations.

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