China’s Biotech Boom Could Transform Lives—or Destroy Them
Washington and Beijing have a shared interest in making sure new technology stays within limits.
Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism
As charity workers get arrested for saving drowning migrants, Europeans are reckoning with the widening gap between their politics and morality.
How Israel Won a War but Paid a High Moral Price
A decade of targeted assassinations has pushed the boundaries of Israel's laws and military ethics — and harmed its image across the globe.
Head of Congressional Ethics Office Sued for Abusing Position, Accused of Assaulting Women
A key official involved in House investigations faces a federal lawsuit alleging misconduct.
As Environmental Catastrophe Looms, Is it Ethical to Have Children?
Two philosophers discuss the morality of family planning in the age of climate change.
Chemical Weapons Aren’t the Real Problem in Syria
The United States cares more about the murder weapon than the murder victim.
Five Books for a President Who Doesn’t Read
From a nonfiction book about ethics and values to a Mark Twain classic, here’s a handful of suggestions for Donald Trump’s night table.
Trump Hotel in Baku Partnered With ‘Notoriously Corrupt’ Oligarch Family With Ties to Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
The latest conflict of interest headache for the president is a sketchy and failed hotel in Azerbaijan that’s got lawmakers worried.
Career Officials: You Are the Last Line of Defense Against Trump
Our nation’s security depends on you.
Welcome to President Trump’s (Un)Ethical World
The 45th president of the United States has just been sworn in. Can the mountain of potential ethical violations that he is under investigation for bring him down?
Trump Dodges Questions Over Ties to Russia
The president-elect conceded Moscow hacked the U.S. election, but accused intelligence agencies of ‘Nazi’ tactics.
Trump Will Face ‘Wall of Resistance’ in Congress if He Gives Putin a Pass on Ukraine
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons says both parties will fight any attempt by the next administration to cozy up to Putin.
Godspeed, John Glenn. God Help Us, America.
The passing of a hero reminds us of a time when America’s leaders and aspirations inspired us.
Stealing Food if You’re in Need Is Not a Crime, Italian Court Finds
The decision seemed particularly unusual in contrast to the U.S. criminal justice system’s response to crimes of necessity.
Public Advocates Accuse House Ethics Committee of Undermining House Ethics
Public Citizen wants the House Ethics Committee to release an independent report a trip by U.S. lawmakers to Azerbaijan.
The warrior and moral injury
Defined as "perpetrating, failing to prevent, bearing witness to, or learning about acts that transgress deeply held moral beliefs and expectations," moral injury is the proverbial "800 pound gorilla" that most active-duty combat veterans know is in the room but military culture won't allow us to talk about.
Morality and leadership: Balance is required
Maj. Lonnie S. Christian: Leadership and morality go hand-in-hand.
Regaining the moral high ground: Time to think about ‘Just Intelligence’ doctrine
The study of ethics in war has a deep history. Could its lessons be applied to intelligence activities?