Primer Part II: Concepts and Methodologies

The core of ethics and international affairs can be accessed through three normative concepts: pluralism; rights and responsibilities; and fairness. A standard method of inquiry would begin with description of a normative issue and proceed through an analysis of the...

Primer Part I: Background and Theories

Ethics as Practice The discipline of ethics begins with Socrates’ question: How should one live? Ethics is about choice. What values guide us? What standards do we use? What principles are at stake? And how do we choose between them. An ethical approach to a problem...

Threats Beyond the Headlines

Originally published on October 20, 2002. “The Fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” So begins Isaiah Berlin’s essay, “The Hedgehog and Fox.” One year after September 11, 2001, in the midst of a still evolving “war on terrorism,” it is...