Global Ethics (students)

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Neo-Nationalism in the Foreign Policy of the Putin/Medvedev Regime

Neo-Nationalism in the Foreign Policy of the Putin/Medvedev Regime

Neo-nationalist rhetoric & symbolism, especially of Russia as a great power (Velikaya Derzhava), is central to the foreign policy strategy of the Putin/Medvedev regime.

Have Western Powers Lost the Art of Strategy?

Have Western Powers Lost the Art of Strategy?

‘Strategy’ is a concept Western powers have struggled to define throughout history, and never truly owned. The 2003 Iraq War was a clear embodiment of this struggle.

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Australia’s Refugee Challenge

As Australia is obligated to create a peaceful culture by creating policies which include asylum seekers and refugees, its human rights violations cannot continue.

Assessing the Relationship between Power and Morality in Nonviolent Action

Assessing the Relationship between Power and Morality in Nonviolent Action

Nonviolent action can simultaneously be pragmatic in its power to achieve the desired goal and principled by being rooted initially in morality.

Can Offers Ever Restrict Freedom?

Can Offers Ever Restrict Freedom?

When distinguishing between threats, offers and how a proposal restricts freedom, a successful account must involve both perlocutionary and illocutionary assessments.

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

Since Tiananmen Square 1989, China’s understanding of the significant yet contingent power of human rights discourse has guided much of its foreign policy on the subject.

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Any form of humanitarian intervention will seek to impose a one-sided narrative of stability and security, which are, by default, culturally and regionally not uniform.

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

To What Extent Does International Law Reflect the Sovereign Will of States?

Although international law reflects the sovereign will of Western states to a large extent, it significantly fails to reflect the will of post-colonial nations.

Is Human Security Part of the International Security Agenda?

Is Human Security Part of the International Security Agenda?

Human security is falling short of the developmental, humanitarian impact that it had intended, despite being entrenched on the international security agenda.

Can Non-Violent Resistance Be an Effective Strategy for Challenging State Power?

Can Non-Violent Resistance Be an Effective Strategy for Challenging State Power?

Examining the Arab Uprisings in 2011, the effectiveness of non-violent resistance movements for challenging state power is evinced.

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Military interventions are always liable to backfire and cause unintended harm to an intervening state on various grounds, such as ideological, political, and economic.

Transitional Justice in Cambodia–Too Little Too Late?

Transitional Justice in Cambodia–Too Little Too Late?

Understanding the events and interests that led up to the creation of the ECCC gives insight into the current government’s attempts to achieve legitimacy.

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Air Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., air delivers pallets of water and food to Mirebalais, Haiti, Jan 21, 2010 to be distributed by the members of the United Nations.  Department of Defense assets have been deployed to assist in the Haiti relief effort  following a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the city on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

Continued Challenges in Rebuilding Haiti

Although NGOs have been criticised for their failure to address the issues facing Haiti in the aftermath of her earthquake, preexisting issues exacerbate the challenge.

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