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The Need for Ethical Grounding in Social Activism: A Banker's Perspective of the Occupy Movement | 02/11/16 Why did the Occupy Movement, that should have resonated with 99 percent of the population, lack the support to achieve the changes that it sought?
Tokyo's Ambition Generation | 02/11/16 Despite cultural and structural obstacles, the Japanese government's growth strategy is now putting start-ups at the center.
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond | 02/11/16 "What is Europe? Where is it going in this current crisis?" The answers are all here, from what Kaplan describes as the redivision of Europe into two Cold War halves over Russia's involvement in Ukraine, to the enduring importance of historical imperial borders, to Europe's urgent need for structural economic reform--and much more.
What Does Singapore Owe its Migrant Workers? | 02/10/16 In Tuas View, an industrial neighborhood in Singapore, migrant workers have little reason to leave their buildings. They live in a 15,000 square foot dormitory, where they enjoy fitness centers, movie theaters, food courts, and even a beer garden. Take a closer look, however, and a darker reality emerges.
Can Wars Ever be Just or Are Wars Merely Justifiable?: The Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo | 02/05/16 From the standpoint of ethics of war, the conflict in the eastern region of the DRC would be deemed to be justifiable because it fills the criteria of war for a just reason and of legitimate war. On the other hand, in this ethical context as well we find ourselves not able to attribute any just qualities to the act of war, because war needs to preserve its independent identity.
Deterrence or Disarmament?: The Ethics of Nuclear Warfare | 02/04/16 Is using a nuclear weapon morally permissible under some circumstances? Is it ethical to implement nuclear deterrence (threatening to use atomic weapons) as a self-defense strategy?
Interview with Thomas Weiss on Change and Continuity in Global Governance | 02/02/16 The term global governance grew up to describe the fact that there is an increasing number of civil society actors. Nevertheless, these new actors are not going to solve terrorism; they're not going to halt mass atrocities; they're not going to halt Ebola. States are still the main actors and they must be pushed and shoved by all the rest to take effective action.
Human Rights in Asia and the West | 01/28/16 The geographical, national, or ethnic East-West division in human rights thinking is increasingly irrelevant. Instead, multiple layers of horizontal solidarity have been formed through global networks, and liberals in both regions have been significantly marginalized.