Case Studies Series (1989–2001)
#22 (2001): TWO FOREIGN POLICY DILEMMAS FOR THE U.K. LABOUR GOVERNMENT
This case study examines two issues in U.K. foreign policy under the first Labour government led by Prime Minister Tony Blair: the contract to sell Hawk jets to Indonesia and the use of force, with NATO, against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
#21 (2000): DEMOCRATIC DILEMMAS IN THE U.S. WAR ON DRUGS IN LATIN AMERICA
This case study highlights the dilemmas for democracy posed by U.S. drug control policy and the role of international supply reduction, tracking the evolution of U.S. programs launched during and after the Andean Initiative.
#20 (2000): SHELL IN NIGERIA: CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND THE OGONI CRISIS
Using the response of Shell to the attacks on its record in Nigeria, this study examines the way in which one transnational corporation has reacted to demands that it accept responsibilities beyond maximizing profit.
#19 (2000): INDIA'S NUCLEAR TESTS: THE CONSEQUENCES FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Nuclear testing in South Asia broke the global norm against proliferation and testing. How did India's rejection of the NPT and CTBT impact the cause of disarmament? What can the international community do to further disarmament?
#18 (1997): THE PROBLEMS OF DOING GOOD: SOMALIA AS A CASE STUDY IN HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION
Why was Somalia selected for intervention, when so many areas are in crisis? The realist argues that the U.S. must be selective; the globalist that global order and standards are essential to national interest.
#17 (1995): THE WALLENBERG CASE REVISITED: A FOCUS ON ITS ETHICAL DIMENSIONS
For the international community to recognize the legitimacy of a successor state, that state must be held accountable for its political crimes. For Russia, the ethical imperative is full disclosure regarding the Wallenberg kidnapping.
#16 (1993): PEACEKEEPING AND DIPLOMACY IN CYPRUS: 1964-1993
This case study raises the question: What is the moral and political responsibility of the international community if the Greek and Turkish Cypriots resume the "ethnic cleansing" practices of the 1960s and 1970s?
#15 (1992): HUMAN RIGHTS AND FOREIGN POLICY: WHAT THE KURDS LEARNED
In an imaginary dialogue about the Kurds between officials from the State, Treasury, Defense departments, CIA, and National Security Council staff, the Bush administration policy is that "a serious human rights policy is inconsistent with diplomacy."
#14 (1990, REPRINTED IN 1996): THE KUWAIT CRISIS: SANCTIONS, NEGOTIATIONS, AND THE DECISION TO GO TO WAR
In this first major challenge to the post-Cold War visions of a "New World Order," the U.S. task was to balance the allure of traditional military force and great power diplomacy with attempts to define the concept of common security.
#13 (1991): RECONCILING INTERNAL RIGHTS AND EXTERNAL WRONGS: THE FORCE OF ARMS AND IDEAS IN WAR
This case study confronts the question of "American purpose" in light of the Gulf War. Will the U.S. continue to be the world's policeman, and how will it determine what is a violation of its interests and what is not?
#12 (1991): PROMOTING DEMOCRACY AFTER THE COLD WAR: U.S. POLICY IN THE PHILIPPINES
How can and should the U.S. respond to the request to promote democracy in the post-Cold War world? Influencing any response is an historical commitment to democratic government.
#11 (1991): DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA: SEEKING ETHICAL PARAMETERS FOR BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT
South Africa provides fertile ground for a wide-ranging discussion of ethical issues, but this case study concentrates on questions of business responsibility when national political systems sustain or engage in serious human rights violations.
#10 (1990): THE WITHDRAWAL FROM UNESCO: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE U.S. ROLE
To what extent can the U.S. participate in international organizations that do not meet its standards in management and pursue policies contrary to U.S. national interests? What standards should be used to evaluate these
#9 (1990): FROM MIRACLE TO CRISIS: BRAZILIAN FOREIGN DEBT AND THE LIMITS OF OBLIGATION
This study considers the "limits of obligation," and the rights and responsibilities of the sovereign governments involved in this crisism, and the roles of private banks and multinational institutions.
#8 (1990): VALUES IN CONFLICT: AMERICA, ISRAEL, AND THE PALESTINIANS
Miller examines the questions of moral choice posed for U.S. policy makers by the evolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the grappling of the Carter, Reagan, and Bush administrations with a "conflict of rights" of legitimate nationalisms.
#7 (1990): CONFRONTING REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA: U.S. AND CANADIAN RESPONSES
From 1977 to 1989, the period of the Carter and Reagan administrations, Canada did not support the U.S.-backed Contra rebels; their policy rested on differing views about human rights and their place in foreign policy.
#6 (1990): ETHICS AND EMIGRATION: THE EAST GERMAN EXODUS, 1990
The East German revolt of 1989 raised a variety of ethical issues. What does it mean to be a citizen in the absence of choice? How does this relate to human rights? What can and should nations do to promote "the freedom of movement?"
#5 (1990): A CASE STUDY OF TERRORISM: NORTHERN IRELAND 1970-1990
This case analyzes the "ritualistic" nature of terrorism by the PIRA and counterterrorism by the British authorities, the meaning of nationalism, justification of the use of force, and the cycle of "justice" and "revenge."
#4 (1990): CHEMICAL ARMS CONTROL: THE U.S. AND THE GENEVA PROTOCOL OF 1925
The U.S. ratified the Geneva Protocol on January 22, 1975, the last major industrial power to do so. Harbour discusses the importance of ethical argument in policy making and in the legislative process.
#3 (1990): COVERT INTERVENTION IN CHILE
This case examines ethical questions about U.S. decisions to intervene secretly in the politics of Chile from the period before the 1970 presidential elections to the military coup that overthrew and killed President Allende in 1973.
#2 (1990): ETHICS AND INTERVENTION: THE U.S. IN GRENADA, 1983
This case study considers the non-intervention principle with respect to Grenada and raises questions about the ethical issues at the heart of efforts to justify or place limits on armed intervention.
#1 (1990): DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN CONFLICT: BRAZIL AND THE FUTURE OF THE AMAZON
This case study focuses on the development policies of successive Brazilian administrations beginning with the Vargas presidency in the mid-1950s, leading up to the administration of President Sarney in the late 1980s.