Just War Tradition

Hybrid Warfare: An Old Strategy with a New Name
Hybrid Warfare: An Old Strategy with a New Name

Following Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, the West has become fascinated with the term “hybrid warfare.” While the term appears to be relatively new, hybrid warfare itself is not a new strategy, nor is it a threat to be taken lightly.

Reinhold Niebuhr’s Community of Common Responsibility

75 years ago Reinhold Niebuhr rejoiced that America had finally resolved to do her duty

The Fifth Image: Seeing the Enemy with Just War Eyes
The Fifth Image: Seeing the Enemy with Just War Eyes

In the Christian view, the normative grounding from which the tradition of just war casuistry springs is the dominical command to love.

On Pearl Harbor, Apologies, & Sweaters & Milk

The visit to Pearl Harbor was, arguably, incomplete. Nevertheless, proves again the extraordinary.

Just War Theory & Terrorism
Just War Theory & Terrorism

This essay provides a brief overview of the just war tradition and then applies the framework to the problem of contemporary terrorism.

The Failure to Protect: Syria, the Christian Church, and Humanitarian Intervention
The Failure to Protect: Syria, the Christian Church, and Humanitarian Intervention

The Responsibility to Protect owes its greatest debt to a religiously rooted approach to achieving peace with justice, the Christian just war tradition.

Providence Event A Christian Declaration on American Foreign Policy
Unveiling a Christian Foreign Policy Declaration

On September 27, Providence hosted an event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC where some of the signatories of “A Christian Declaration on American Foreign Policy” presented their vision for what a Christian foreign policy and strategy would look like for the US.

The Moral Underpinnings of Just Retribution: Justice & Charity in Symbiosis

The notion of retribution or punishment has long been the scourge of social science. Christian thinkers should develop the distinction between retribution and revenge or retaliation.

Hidden Danger Just War Thinking
The Hidden Dangers of Just War Thinking

As a broad set of ethical principles, the just war outlook is vital to civilized society. However, errors come—and they can be dangerous ones—when proponents of just war take their categories too narrowly and apply their axioms without historical context.

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