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The Folly of Nation Building

July 01, 2012

There is a growing consensus that the United States can't afford another war, or even a major armed humanitarian intervention. But in reality, the cost of war itself is not the critical issue. It is the nation building following many wars that drives up the costs.

Rights and Responsibilities: the Intergenerational Covenant

June 02, 2012

“Rights and Responsibilities: the Intergenerational Covenant.” Journal of Comparative Social Welfare 28.2 (June 2012) p. 113-117.

A Liberal Communitarian Conception of Privacy

May 01, 2012

“A Liberal Communitarian Conception of Privacy,” The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law 29.3 (Spring/Summer 2012) p. 419-462.

Obama's New Old Defense Strategy

March 14, 2012

When President Obama unveiled his military budget earlier this year, it was clear that he was essentially putting a new defense strategy on the table. 

The Privacy Merchants: What Is To Be Done?

March 02, 2012

“The Privacy Merchants: What Is To Be Done?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 14.4 (March 2012) p. 929-951.

Privacy and the Private Realm

March 02, 2012

“Privacy and the Private Realm.” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 25.1 (March 2012) p. 57-66

One Size Fits All?

February 28, 2012

As Syria descends into civil war, the international community again finds itself debating intervention: an idea that is at odds with the Westphalian norm of sovereignty. While the United States and Europe have shown themselves willing to intervene with force to prevent humanitarian crises and nuclear proliferation, China has largely opposed such measures. Can China be convinced to support the West’s proposed changes to the world order, or will it cling to the traditional Westphalian norm?

The Case for Decoupled Armed Interventions

February 01, 2012

“The Case for Decoupled Armed Interventions.” Global Policy 3.1 (February 2012) p. 85-93.

Gridlock?

January 01, 2012

“Gridlock?” The Forum, 10.3 (2012), article 9.

Rethinking the Pakistan Plan

January 01, 2012

The quest for improvement in the deeply troubled replationship between the United States and Pakistan focuses largely on Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and on the country's approach to governing. 

Legislation in the Public Interest: Regulatory Capture and Campaign Reform

January 01, 2012

“Legislation in the Public Interest: Regulatory Capture and Campaign Reform,” in Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2012. Glenn W. Muschert, Kathleen Ferraro, Brian V. Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner, editors. (Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee, 2012), pp 11-19.

The Lessons of Libya

January 01, 2012

Early in 2011, an overwhelming majority of American policymakers, opinion makers, and the public were strongly opposed to more military entaglements overseas, particularly a third war in a Muslim country. 

Communitarianism

January 01, 2012

“Communitarianism.” In: Ruth Chadwick, editor. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Second Edition, volume 1. (San Diego: Academic Press, 2012): p. 516–521.

Foreword, Making Accountability Work

December 31, 2011

Accountability deserves much more attention than it has been getting; the book before us makes a major contribution to highlight its importance. It sounds like a dull subject, something having to do with annual reports and accountants. Actually at the heart of the matter is ensuring that actions are carried out in line with legitimate policies, those set by law, in line with ethical precepts, and properly authorized by legislature or corporate board and executive.

Unintended Consequences

December 27, 2011

However good the reasons for our intervention in Libya, we and our allies failed to stop some terrible deeds commiteed by the rebels we supported.