Just War Tradition

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part IV: The Dismal Ethics of Revolutionary Violence

Revolutionary violence is never ethically justified

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part III: The American War for Independence

Part 3 of Eric Patterson’s series on Just War

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part II: Dietrich Bonhoeffer vs. Colombia’s Terrorists

What is the difference between a terrorist and a freedom-fighter? Part 2 of Eric Patterson’s 4-part series on Just War.

Tibet: The Just War that Wasn’t

China’s invasion and annexation of Tibet in 1950 has too long been a forgotten episode of history

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part I: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Non-Violent Direct Action

Part I of Eric Patterson’s four part series on the Just War Tradition

A Niebuhrian Companion: Over 20 Years of Mark R. Amstutz’s International Ethics

24 Years after publication, Christian ethicist Mark Amstutz’s textbook “International Ethics” is still a classic.

The Saint of Sea Power

Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan was one of the greatest naval minds America has ever known. He deserves to be remembered.

Just War Reasoning Overcomes Moral Ambiguity on War and Peace

Remarks delivered by Eric Patterson at Catholic University of America on Sept. 13th, 2022 on HR 1009.

A War of War Crimes

In every way, Putin has perpetrated a conflict characterized by war crimes against Ukraine.