ethics of warfare

ethics of warfare



Being “nice” worked in World War II. Why not now?
Michael Cook | 12 December 2014 |
tags: torture, World War II
Two legendary interrogators have lessons for the War on Terror.


Ethics will always play catch-up in the war on terror
Michael Cook | 10 December 2014 |
tags: ethics of warfare, torture, USA, war on terror
A deeply utilitarian mindset pervades US foreign policy.


John McCain breaks ranks with GOP over CIA torture
John McCain | 10 December 2014 |
tags: CIA, enhanced interrogation techniques, torture, war on terror
Based on personal experience he says that "enhanced interrogation techniques" were shameful and didn't work.


Killing Americans abroad: has Obama’s policy changed?
Matthew Sussex | 18 February 2014 |
tags: Barack Obama, drones, targeted assassination, USA
The ethics of execution without a trial need to be debated.


Are we educating doctors to participate in torture?
Craig Klugman | 12 November 2013 |
tags: bioethics, medical ethics, torture, war on terror
A recent report has condemned the role that doctors and psychologists played in "enhanced interrogations".


In Bosnia, the ghosts still have no resting place
Mishka Gora | 29 October 2013 |
tags: Bosnia, genocide, war crimes
Twenty years after fighting ceased, many people are still caught up in a culture of denial.


You Fooled Us Once with Iraq…
Robert Hutchinson | 06 September 2013 |
tags:
Can the looming participation of the US in Syria's vicious fighting be regarded as a "just war"?


Syria’s spiral of war
Paul Rogers | 28 June 2013 |
tags: ethics of warfare, Syria
Skilled diplomacy is needed to avert an escalating arms race between the two sides in which many more civilians will die.


Should robot soldiers kill—or be killed?
Karl D. Stephan | 07 June 2013 |
tags: ethics of warfare, human rights, weapons
The development of drones and robots who decide whom to kill and when worries the United Nations and human rights activists.


An arms craze: drones to lasers
Paul Rogers | 03 June 2013 |
tags: arms race, drones, weapons
The United States, Israel and other military powers continue to seek the perfect weapon, from drones to lasers. They forget how the story ends.


The empathy gap
John Tirman | 02 April 2013 |
tags: Afghanistan, drones, Iraq
Where is the sympathy for the civilian victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?


Hellfire, morality and strategy
George Friedman | 20 February 2013 |
tags: drones, ethics of warfare, US
The use of drones may be legal under international war, but it is leading the US into unknown territory.


Let’s talk about just war
Nathaniel Peters | 08 February 2013 |
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.


Why men fight
Robert R. Reilly | 26 January 2013 |
tags: ethics of warfare, women in military
Will women in front-line combat duty change the way men behave in combat?


The death of a dictator and the death of an ambassador
George Friedman | 19 September 2012 |
tags: foreign policy, Libya, Stratfor
If you wage war for moral ends, you are morally bound to manage the consequences.


Free speech under siege
Colleen Carroll Campbell | 04 August 2012 |
tags: freedom of speech, same-sex marriage
Today's gay-marriage movement seems far more eager to silence its critics than debate them.


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