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Just War Revisited

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ARTICLES

By the Panelists

Dubik, James M.  Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

Dubik, James M.  “We Are Our Own Obstacle in Fighting Al Qaeda.” Army. March 12, 2015. http://www.armymagazine.org/2015/03/12/we-are-our-own-obstacle-in-fighting-al-qaeda/

Hehir, J. Bryan. “The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Change and Continuity.” The Sacred and the Sovereign: Religion and International Politics, edited by John D. Carlson and Erik C. Owens. Georgetown University Press: 2003.

Hehir, J. Bryan. “The Moral Dimension of the Use of Force.” The Use of Force After the Cold War, edited by H.W. Brands. Texas A&M University Press: 2000.

Hehir, J. Bryan. “Military Intervention and National Sovereignty: Recasting the Relationship.” Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention, edited by Jonathan Moore. Rowman & Littlefield: 1998.

Jeffrey, James F. “Leave Root Causes Aside—Destroy the ISIS ‘State.’” The Atlantic. April 29, 2016. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/04/destroy-isis-as-state/480531/

Jeffrey, James F. “The Military Campaign Against the Islamic State: An Assessment.” PolicyWatch. September 14, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-military-campaign-against-the-islamic-state-an-assessment

Jeffrey, James F. “Syrian 'Plan B' Options Beyond Immediate Military Confrontation.” PolicyWatch. October 6, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/syrian-plan-b-options-beyond-immediate-military-confrontation

Notable Articles & Books

Biggar, Nigel. In Defence of War. Oxford University Press: 2013.

Carlson, John D. “Just War as Punishment.” First Things. October 1, 2013. https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2013/10/just-war-as-punishment

Coll, Steve. “The Unblinking Stare: The drone war in Pakistan.” The New Yorker. November 24, 2014. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/unblinking-stare

De Waal, Alex. “How to End Mass Atrocities.” The New York Times. March 9, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/opinion/how-to-end-mass-atrocities.html

Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World. Basic Books: 2004.

Evans, Gareth. “In Defense of ‘R2P.’” The New York Times. March 11, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/opinion/12iht-edletmon12.html

Gross, Michael L. Moral Dilemmas of Modern War: Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict. Cambridge University Press: 2010.

Mamdani, Mahmood. “The New Humanitarian Order.” The Nation. September 10, 2008. https://www.thenation.com/article/new-humanitarian-order/

Mamdani, Mahmood. Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror. Pantheon: 2009.

McMahon, Jeff. “Rethinking the ‘Just War.’” The New York Times. November 11, 2012. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/rethinking-the-just-war-part-1/

Obama, Barack. “Remarks by the President at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.” December 10, 2009. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-acceptance-nobel-peace-prize

What We’re Fighting For: A Letter From America. Institute for American Values. 2002.  http://americanvalues.org/catalog/pdfs/what-are-we-fighting-for.pdf

Winright, Tobias. “The Vatican on Military Intervention in Defense of the Innocent.” Catholic Moral Theology. August 13, 2014. http://catholicmoraltheology.com/the-vatican-on-military-intervention-in-defense-of-the-innocent/

On Just Peace Theory

Cahill, Lisa. “A Church for Peace?: Why Just War Theory Isn’t Enough.” Commonweal. July 11, 2016.  https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/church-peace

Thistlethwaite, Susan B. Women’s Bodies as Battlefield: Christian Theology and the Global War on Women. Palgrave Macmillan: 2015.

Thistlethwaite, Susan B. “God Did Not Create Robots: A look at the immoral present and future of drone warfare.” The Washington Post. February 3, 2015. https://www.onfaith.co/onfaith/2015/02/03/god-did-not-create-robots/36047

Previous Boisi Center Events

Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect https://www.bc.edu/centers/boisi/publicevents/f10/event01.html

Realism, Ethics, and US Foreign Policy https://www.bc.edu/centers/boisi/publicevents/s09/realism_ethics_and_usforeignpolicy.html

What Do We Owe the Iraqis? https://www.bc.edu/centers/boisi/publicevents/s08/iraq.html

Just War Theory and the Environmental Consequences of War /centers/boisi/publicevents/s16/laura-johnston.html