R2P, although a symbolic moral step for human rights, is not a sufficiently effective positive step, and is too militaristic in its approach.
Religion & Global Ethics
Cultural relativism and universalism have yet to overcome cultural traditions which result in human harm. By balancing the two, there is potential for progress.
The jus ad bellum principles show that the intervention in Libya was justified, and offers an example of how to respond to the idea of civilian protection.
Structural forces within a state and the extent to which powerful elites make the boundaries of ethnic difference salient will determine whether the state will experience conflict.
Using Habermasian theory as a guideline for mediation practice in the field of conflict resolution enriches the work of the peace builder and can dismantle the criticism that mediation is a tool of Western imperialism.
Secularism as an ideology can contain religion and allow the bifurcation of the state and the religious institution. However, it cannot battle religious extremism.
The ethical theories of Margalit and Sen, who use deontological and capabilities approaches, shed light on the understudied phenomenon of ethical compromise in international affairs.
It is now more important than ever for the misrepresentations of Islamism to be addressed and corrected as Islamist movements become major actors on the international political stage.
Corporate Social Responsibility is a farce: a lack of transparency, increased competition, poor international regulation, and corruption cause corporate violations of human rights law.
This essay critically assesses the validity of the 9/11 Commission’s assertion that the teachings of Ibn Taymiyya, the 13th century Hanbali theologian, influenced al-Qaeda to terrorism.
There are numerous conflicts between the FRA and our common intuition. Consequent objections against the FRA may be plausible, but do not provide sufficient moral justification to reject the FRA.
Though it has been argued that China will democratize in the near future, only time will tell whether the elites will perceive the benefits of democracy as outweighing the costs.