This issue is the third in an ongoing series examining the political,
social and economic implications of war in the contemporary world.
Previous issues on this theme (Theoria 109, April 2006, and 110,
August 2006) touched on debates about ‘old’ and ‘new’wars, militant
American neoconservatism and the war on terror, the ramifications of
humanitarian intervention and conscientious objection, and prospects
for global justice and peace. The implications of current U.S. foreign
policy continue to loom large in this issue, but the focus falls in addition
on the personal and moral effects of war and its consequences for
the individual: the moral claims behind the Bush Doctrine, and its
effects on domestic issues and personal life, the question of targeted
killings of individual terrorists, the continued relevance and utility of
Clausewitz’s theory of war, and the use of foreign health aid as a
deterrent to bioterrorism.