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"Soft Power": The Values that Shape Russian Foreign Policy | 07/30/15 In the increasingly frigid environment of U.S.-Russia relations, much attention is given to what may be seen as Russia's strategic "interests." Of at least equal significance for understanding Russian attitudes, however, is a grasp of the values, the moral framework for Russia's foreign policy.
To Sow the Wind: An Argument Against the War on Terror | 07/28/15 The just war tradition--a tradition that once thought war tragically endemic and sometimes justified, but never simply, unambiguously just--has lost its profound Augustinian political skepticism and moral realism, argues David Widdicombe. Wasn't the restraint of force always a better (foundational) idea than the pursuit of justice?
The Ethics of Nuclear Power: Reflections on Carnegie Council Site Visit to Fukushima, Japan | 07/24/15 As part of Carnegie Council's Global Ethical Dialogues site visits to eight countries around the world, the Council in June 2015 led a team of researchers, fellows, faculty, and students to conduct interviews in Japan on the ethical implications of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.
A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan | 07/24/15 In late June, "Ethics & International Affairs" senior editor Zach Dorfman sat down with M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss our climate-changed world, and why--on some days at least--he's hopeful about our environmental future.
Namie Township, Fukushima, Japan, Case Study | 07/24/15
This case study of ethical decisions, developed by Learning Initiative Inc., is based on archival data at Namie Township, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.
Top 10 Resources for the 2014-15 Carnegie Council Program Year | 07/22/15
We hope you enjoy this list of audience favorites from our previous program year (July 2014–June 2015). The impressive array of vital ethical issues covered here gives you an idea of the scope of Carnegie Council's work. Topics include Russia's foreign policy, U.S. challenges both at home and abroad, digital piracy, online activism, and much more.
When CEOs Become Activists | 07/21/15 Corporate leaders' influence reaches beyond the walls of their businesses. How do they use that power, and what are the ethical, business, and political consequences? Discover how BP's John Browne and Shell's Mark Moody-Stuart influenced politics in oil-producing countries and how Browne and Apple's Tim Cook weighed in on LGBT issues. *This podcast was amended on August 3, 2015; see transcript.
Ukraine and the Future of Reforms | 07/20/15 In May 2015, a time of crisis not only for Ukraine but also for the future of the entire EU, Cloud and Gvosdev went to Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Belgium and had frank discussions on Ukraine with former and current government officials and think-tank representatives, and with EU officials in Brussels. Here are their findings.