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Photo Credit: pxfuel WSKG: Canada Day Muted As Nation Reckons With Residential School Legacy July 1, 2021 was the 154th anniversary of the confederation known as the Dominion of Canada. Celebrations this year were complicated by the recent discoveries of hundreds of bodies in unmarked graves belonging to indigenous children who were killed during their … Read more

Equity and Vaccine Allocation: Beyond Ethics in Prioritization to Equitable Production, Distribution, and Consumption

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COVID-19 Vaccines. Photo credit: pixabay As COVID-19 surged around the world, it exposed terrible global health inequalities that have hindered our ability to adequately respond to the pandemic. With climate change increasing our exposure to risks from the natural world and rising drug resistance limiting our treatments’ effectiveness against pathogens, the world must better prepare for … Read more

Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

Realism in the Age of Cyber Warfare

The Norse Attack Map showing cyber attacks taking place in real time. Photo credit: Christiaan Colen via Flickr A vigorous debate between proponents of realism and liberalism is deeply engrained in the literature on international relations. Acceptance of each of these competing theoretical traditions has varied cyclically. In conflict-ridden times realism has most often guided … Read more

Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration

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Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration, Anna Stilz (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 304 pp., cloth $35.95, eBook $34.99. We find ourselves today at a pivotal moment for political philosophy. After 250 years of domination, the statist framework within which justice and democracy have been normatively theorized is being called into question by both supranational and … Read more

COVID-19 as a Mass Death Event

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Empty chairs on the Ellipse lawn in Washington, D.C., representing over 200,000 lives lost due to COVID-19 (taken on October 4, 2020). Photo credit: Ted Eytan via Flickr COVID-19 has killed over two million people worldwide. Though efforts to curb the transmission of the virus have resulted in dramatic economic costs and changes to everyday … Read more

EIA Spring 2021 Issue-Out Now!

EIA Spring 2021 Issue-Out Now!

The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Spring 2021 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a roundtable organized by Madison Powers on ethics and the future of the global food system. The roundtable contains contributions from Paul B. Thompson; Yashar Saghai; Anne Barnhill and Jessica Fanzo; Mark Budolfson; … Read more

Revisiting Fractured Globalization in Year 2 of Covid

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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 … Read more

Vaccine nationalism versus vaccine diplomacy

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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 … Read more

Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration

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Territorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical Exploration, Anna Stilz (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 304 pp., cloth $35.95, eBook $34.99. We find ourselves today at a pivotal moment for political philosophy. After 250 years of domination, the statist framework within which justice and democracy have been normatively theorized is being called into question by both supranational and … Read more

COVID-19 as a Mass Death Event

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Empty chairs on the Ellipse lawn in Washington, D.C., representing over 200,000 lives lost due to COVID-19 (taken on October 4, 2020). Photo credit: Ted Eytan via Flickr COVID-19 has killed over two million people worldwide. Though efforts to curb the transmission of the virus have resulted in dramatic economic costs and changes to everyday … Read more

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