Devika Mittal (SAU): History and the “Modern” Nation-States: Analysis of Hindutva and Sinhalese Nationalism. Brent M. Smith-Casanueva (Stony Brook): Nation in Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front and Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers. Amelie Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA): Immigrants, Ethnic Identities and the Nation-State. Robert Kaplan on the return of toxic nationalism: The spread of universal values is being rolled back on many fronts, from Russia to the Middle East (and a response). The first chapter from Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks by Jenny White. Is Hungarian national heritage doomed? Thalia Bayle wonders. David Pan on Carl Schmitt’s Theory of the Partisan and the stability of the nation-state. From United Nations University, Stephan Schmidt interviews Seunghoon Emilia Heo, author of Reconciling Enemy States in Europe and Asia. Jacqueline Newmyer Deal on China's nationalist heritage. Toshio Nishi on the new Japanese nationalism: A once-reserved country fuels itself on indignation and catharsis. Nationalism rises in northeast Asia: Jean-Pierre Lehmann on how anger and territory fights menace prosperity in Japan, China, South Korea and global interdependence. Us and them: From newborns to nation states, we trust similarity — but does that mean we must hate difference?