Il Hyun Cho (Cleveland State) and Seo-Hyun Park (Lafayette): The Rise of China and Varying Sentiments in Southeast Asia Toward Great Powers. John D. Ciorciari (Michigan): China and Cambodia: Patron and Client? Stone Wars: In the disputed territory of Kashmir, civilians wage a battle without modern weapons against “the idea of domination”. Amy Chew on Indonesia's burning question: Environmentalists allege officials are being bribed to ignore illegal forest fires. India's next leader might be a man banned by the U.S. Hansley A. Juliano reviews Unplanned Development: Tracking Change in Asia by Jonathan Rigg. The Great Asian Sell-Off: Why are investors suddenly fleeing markets in South and Southeast Asia? Faine Greenwood on the 8 stages of genocide against Burma’s Rohingya. In search of an Asian or Asean identity: Khanh Vu Duc on the fallacy of universal Asian values. Fifty shades of pink: Some countries in South East Asia consider gay marriage, but elsewhere attitudes harden. Jeremy Fernando on how Lee Kuan Yew’s death has already taken place. A look at how radical Buddhism threatens Myanmar’s path to democracy. Umika Pidaparthy on how India's state divisions evolve past language: The linguistic borders used to shape the country may no longer be adequate. Todd Crowell on the collapse of racial politics in Southeast Asia. Bijoyeta Das on the slow death of India's Majuli Island: Every year many are forced to leave this cultural hotspot as monsoons steadily erode the island.
John Buschman (Seton Hall): Habermas and Intellectual Freedom: Three Paths. Should the the U.S. strike Syria? Max Fisher on the five smartest arguments. Freddie deBoer on Good Wars, Real or Imagined: How many times must we witness the collapse of good intentions into horror and failure before we no longer allow the “Decent Left” to wear those good intentions like a mark of courage? Anugrah Kumar on how the Bible's End Times prophecy could be linked to possible US attack on Syria. From the NYRB, Peter Beinart on the American Jewish cocoon. Garance Franke-Ruta on the everlasting realities of the bohemian lifestyle: As writers in New York lament the "de-classing of intellectuals," a reminder that creative types have never had it easy. Tyler Cowen on who will prosper in the new world. How much is a life worth? Ken Feinberg, the man tasked with compensating victims after a devastating tragedy, knows the answer — and it’s rarely the same. "Something terrible has happened here": Adam B. Vary on the crazy story of how "Clue" went from forgotten flop to cult triumph. Slavoj Zizek Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: Our new heroes. Wall Street isn't shaping the New York mayoral race — thank public financing. A #SlatePitches Special Report: David Weigel on The Onion — not funny. Noreen Malone on why The Onion is the country’s best op-ed page — seriously.
Mark Graham, Scott A. Hale, and Devin Gaffney (Oxford): Where in the World are You? Geolocation and Language Identification in Twitter. Citing Internet sources in legal decisions and scholarship is the new normal — and so are disappearing web pages; Scott McLemee clicks through. “How can they be so good?”: Toivo Tanavsuu on the strange story of Skype. Charles Kenney on what the web didn't deliver: High economic growth. Kevin Driscoll reviews Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet by Finn Brunton. Is Digg making a quiet comeback? Kimberlee Morrison wonders. Robert T. Gonzalez on how upvote/downvote sites like Reddit breed irrational herd behavior. From Vice, what is it about the Internet that turns people into massive dicks? Anil Dash on the 10 Rules of Internet. The Internet's troll-slayer: Sci-fi author John Scalzi has become internet royalty by using his online powers for good. Dana Liebelson on the war over free speech, harassment, and trolls hits another social-media site. Megan Garber on how to catch a liar on the Internet: Technology makes it easier than ever to play fast and loose with the truth — but easier than ever to get caught. Meet 4chan's /x/philes, investigators of the Internet's strangest mysteries. Nitasha Tiku on why there aren't enough women in tech. Can these students fix Wikipedia's lady problem? Nina Liss-Schultz investigates. James Cook on Second Life: What went wrong?