Michael Burger (Roger Williams) and Paul Frymer (Princeton): Property Law and American Empire. Amitai Etzioni (GWU): The Devolution of American Power. From Foreign Affairs, Michael A. Cohen (Century): Hypocrisy Hype: Can Washington Still Walk and Talk Differently? Richard Falk on An American Idol: Should the United States “govern” the world? Matthew Crosston on the US and the problem of being a geopolitical prom queen. The world is right to hate us: Patrick L. Smith on arrogance, ignorance and obscene foreign policy. Anne Applebaum on why America’s critics will miss the U.S. superpower. Last one standing: The pundits told us “the rest” would rise — now they’ve fallen, and America is on the cusp of an astonishing geopolitical comeback. Carlos Lozada reviews The Myth of America’s Decline by Josef Joffe (and more). Refuting U.S. declinism, sort of: Anne Kim reviews Unleashing the Second American Century: Four Forces for Economic Dominance by Joel Kurtzman. Stephen M. Walt reviews Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power by Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, and Nicholas Wheeler. The End of History ends: For the first time since the Cold War, the United States is going to have to adopt a coherent Eurasian strategy that integrates European, Middle Eastern, South Asian and East Asian policy into a comprehensive design. From Beijing to Jerusalem: Robert Kaplan on the creation of a mega-zone of conflict. Harry J. Kazianis on debating a strategy for World War III. Always and everywhere: Andrew J. Bacevich on the New York Times and the enduring “threat” of isolationism. President Barack Obama discusses his foreign policy — Israel, Iran, Syria — in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg.
Emily Savell, Anna B. Gilmore, and Gary Fooks (Bath): How Does the Tobacco Industry Attempt to Influence Marketing Regulations? A Systematic Review. Donna Roberts (Gilan) and Daniel Garza Usabiaga (MAM): The Use Value of Lucifer: A Comparative Analysis of the Figures of Lucifer and Satan in the Writings of Roger Caillois and Walter Benjamin in the 1930s. Lea Shaver (Indiana): Copyright and Inequality. Russia vs. Ukraine is a clash of brothers, not cultures: Countries with shared identities but different political regimes have historically been more likely to fight wars. Amy Knight on Putin’s golden dilemma. Max Seddon goes inside Vladimir Putin’s paranoid vision. Kiley Kroh on why much of what you’ve read about Ukraine isn’t quite right, as explained by Ukranians. Strong, mean, shirtless: American conservatives still have an awkward crush on Putin. Jonathan Chait on how Obama’s embrace of Republican proposals to expand the EITC will likely wind up serving the sole function of calling their bluff; and Paul Ryan tries to enlist social science to back up his poverty plan, disaster ensues. Is history repeating itself?: Here is Jonah Peretti’s recent memo to the BuzzFeed staff. What’s the matter with white dudes? Jim Newell wants to know. Is sex work (specifically, prostitution) vulnerable to technological unemployment?: John Danaher on sex work, technological unemployment and the basic income guarantee. The preface to A World without Why by Raymond Geuss. Max Read on America's 99 problems, ranked.
Jeremiah Robert Newhall and Benton C. Martin (Emory): Technology and the Guilty Mind: When Do Technology Providers Become Criminal Accomplices? Joshua Adams (George Washington): Decriminalizing Hacktivism: Finding Space for Free Speech Protests on the Internet. David Modic and Ross J. Anderson (Cambridge): Reading This May Harm Your Computer: The Psychology of Malware Warnings. Sarah O'Donohue (Emory): “Like” it or Not, Password Protection Laws Could Protect Much More than Passwords. Garry Trillet (Tilburg): How to Combat Spam? Christopher S. Stewart and Merissa Marr go inside the effort to kill a web fraud “botnet”. Cory Doctorow on what is exposed about you and your friends when you login with Facebook. Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic: Internet trolls really are horrible people (and more). Taylor Clark on Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet: How one of the most notorious alleged hustlers in the history of e-commerce made a fortune on the Web. Reporting from the Web’s underbelly: Brian Krebs’s widely read blog, Krebs on Security, covers a particularly dark corner of the Internet — profit-seeking cybercriminals who make billions off spam, malware and frauds. From Ethics and Global Politics, do the deviant acts carried out by the collective known as Anonymous qualify as vigilante activity, and if so, can they be justified? Steve O'Hear goes inside the billion-dollar hacker club: “Everyone talks about the PayPal mafia, but nobody talks about the w00w00 mafia”. Robert Evans, Caleb Eldon Brinkman on 5 hacking myths you probably believe (thanks to movies).