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Just War


How to remember Hiroshima

Zac Alstin | 06 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Hiroshima, just war, World War II
Our fixation with the atom bomb distorts the historical record.


Understanding just war theory

Matthew Beard | 25 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, just war
Whether they realise it or not, most people support a theory first advanced by St Augustine in the 4th century.


When is a war crime not a war crime?

Zac Alstin | 10 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Japan, just war, war crimes, World War II
70 years since the war crime we're too ashamed to remember


Let’s talk about just war

Nathaniel Peters | 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, just war, US foreign policy
In a country where opinion oscillates between the extremes of realism and pacifism, learning the history of the just war tradition is important.


A killing spree in Kandahar

Michael Cook | 13 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, just war, war crimes
Have we forgotten that war really is hell and not a video game?


Bombs across the border

Jacob Shively | 10 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: just war, Pakistan, US foreign policy
The US makes a strong case that its military interventions in Pakistan are just and legal. Whether they’re good is another question.


Can Kenya’s invasion of Somalia be justified?

| 26 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, just war, Kenya, Somalia
There is a long history behind Kenya’s recent incursion into the territory of its northern neighbour.


Hard questions

Michael Cook | 09 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, just war
As Operation Iraqi Freedom morphs into Operation New Dawn, we cannot forget that at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died violent deaths.


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