Colin R. G. Murray (Newcastle): The Problems with Proscription: Tackling Terrorist Organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Ashlie Perry and Binneh Minteh (Rutgers): Home Grown Terrorism in the United States: Causes, Affiliations and Policy Implications. Christopher A. D. Charles (West Indies) and Marie-Helen Maras (John Jay): Strengthening Counterterrorism from the Information of a Successful Terrorist Attack and Failed Missions in the United States. Leti Volpp (UC-Berkeley): The Boston Bombers. Peter J. Spiro (Temple): Expatriating Terrorists. From New America, here is a database to provide as much information as possible about American citizens and permanent residents engaged in violent extremist activity as well as individuals, regardless of their citizenship status, living within the United States who have engaged in violent extremist activity. From The Intercept, Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux on the secret government rulebook for labeling you a terrorist. Can an American be investigated for terrorism merely for expressing support for it? The government isn’t saying. Is Vice's documentary on ISIS illegal? Andrew F. March on how the courts have broadly defined what it means to support terrorists. The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, a small town eight miles southwest of Harrisburg, is not being considered a breeding ground for jihadists, but it has been implicated as a sleeper threat to our nation’s food supply. Move over, jihadists: Sovereign citizens seen as America’s top terrorist threat. Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler (IDC) and Cas Mudde (Georgia): “Ecoterrorism”: Terrorist Threat or Political Ploy? Michael Loadenthal (George Mason): Eco-Terrorism? Countering Dominant Narratives of Securitisation: a Critical, Quantitative History of the Earth Liberation Front (1996-2009). Just what is it that makes today’s eco-terrorists so different, so appealing?

Carlos Alberto Sanchez (San Jose State): Clothing the Other in Dignity: Centeotl, NAFTA, and the Primacy of Tradition (“While we, US citizens or non-immigrants, might not have a categorical moral obligation to welcome and protect the immigrant other, to not do so is to violate the very basis of our traditions”.) Ben Bramble (Vienna): Consequentialism about Meaning in Life. David A. Koplow (Georgetown): A Nuclear Kellogg-Briand Pact: Proposing a Treaty for the Renunciation of Nuclear War as an Instrument of National Policy. Nick Miller on how U.S. nonproliferation policy is an invisible success story. Ta-Nehisi on Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the evidence of things unsaid: Violence works — nonviolence does too. What was different about the Ferguson grand jury? The grand jury that decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson operated differently from a typical grand jury in Missouri. Actually, riots are good: Matt Bruenig on the economic case for riots in Ferguson. Rebecca Traister on what power looks like: The past few weeks have been a depressing lesson in how to get away with bad behavior. Is freezing your eggs dangerous? Josephine Johnston and Miriam Zoll on a primer. Samantha Allen on why the artificial womb will change feminism forever. How should we program computers to deceive? Kate Greene on how computer scientist Eytan Adar has collected hundreds of examples of technology designed to trick people, for better and for worse. Jill Lepore is undoubtedly an 8,000-pound space kangaroo, but the Paradise Island of publishing is big enough for little sand-rat-sized kangaroos like Noah Berlatsky as well. Think the selfie is vain, narcissistic, or self-exploitation? The reasons why some sociologists defend it may surprise you (and more and more).

David B. Wilkins (Harvard): Making Global Lawyers: Legal Practice, Legal Education, and the Paradox of Professional Distinctiveness. Rebecca Roiphe (New York): Redefining Professionalism. Deborah Freeland (Stanford): Recovering the Lost Lawyer. Radek Goral (Stanford): Blurred Lines: A Study of Law-Firm Funding. Eli Wald (Denver) and Russell G. Pearce (Fordham): What's Love Got to Do with Lawyers? Thoughts on Relationality, Love, and Lawyers’ Work. Adam S. Chilton and Eric A. Posner (Chicago): An Empirical Study of Political Bias in Legal Scholarship. Eric M. Adams (Alberta): Back to the Future of Law School. Margaret Thornton (ANU): The Changing Gender Regime in the Neoliberal Legal Academy. Sara Star and Bruce M. Price (USF): The Elephant in the Admissions Office: The Influence of U.S. News & World Report on the Rise of Transfer Students in Law Schools and a Modest Proposal for Reform. Emily Grant (Washburn): The Pink Tower Meets the Ivory Tower: Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School. Meera E. Deo (Thomas Jefferson): The Ugly Truth About Legal Academia. Ray Worthy Campbell (Peking): The End of Law Schools. Gregory C. Sisk, Valerie Aggerbeck, Debby Hackerson, and Mary Wells (St. Thomas): Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2012: Applying Leiter Scores to Rank the Top Third. An excerpt from Dear J.D.: What to Do with Your Law Degree by Nelson P. Miller. Jeffrey Toobin on the legal one per cent: Among lawyers, as across the country, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer — and the education system isn’t helping. Barbara K Gotthelf on the lawyer's guide to “um”.

Jan Dobbernack (Lincoln): Sovereignty, Security and Muscular Liberalism: Debating “Sharia Courts” in Britain. Anna Kobylski (James Madison): Emancipation for Muslim Women Living in France. Jonas Jakobsen (Tromso): Contextualising Religious Pain: Axel Honneth, Saba Mahmood and the Danish Cartoons. Mattias Ekman (Stockholm): The Dark Side of Online Activism: Swedish Right-wing Extremist Video Activism on YouTube. Adam Shatz reviews A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utoya by Aage Borchgrevink and Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia by Sindre Bangstad. From The Monkey Cage, a special series on immigrant integration in Europe. The first chapter from Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis by Paul M. Sniderman, Michael Bang Petersen, Rune Slothuus and Rune Stubager. Europe’s anti-Semitism comes out of the shadows. Elias Groll on how a former neo-Nazi party became Sweden's third-largest. Andreas Kalyvas and Federico Finchelstein on fascism on trial: Greece and beyond. Hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe: Rightwing prime minister Viktor Orban is using his huge electoral majority to rewrite the rules, and not just for Hungary. How to deal with extremists? Jan-Werner Mueller on the dilemmas of dealing with parties suspected of wanting to undermine core elements of liberal democracy. Europe's twin dangers: Should anti-democratic populism continue to cast a shadow across the continent, Europe may well succumb to a creeping process of disintegration.

Heleana Theixos (Miami): Adult Children and Eldercare: The Moral Considerations of Filial Obligations. Michael S. Kochin (Tel Aviv): Nations Unchained: Revolution, Empire, and the Collapse of the Westphalian Order. From The Baffler, Jacob Silverman on what to do about Uber. Ilan Stavans writes in defense of Spanglish: Low-bred languages, the class struggle, and why Amherst College teaches Spanglish. The introduction to Cowardice: A Brief History by Chris Walsh. Sheelah Kolhatkar on Anita Sarkeesian: “The gaming industry's greatest adversary is just getting started”. Colum Lynch on how the race for U.N. Secretary-General is rigged. Olga Khazan on the new heroin epidemic. More guns, more crime: Stanford research undermines the NRA’s favorite study. Heather O’Donohue reviews Trolls: An Unnatural History by John Lindow. Disconnecting Acts: Arne De Boever and Efrain Kristal interview Zygmunt Bauman. Chris Lehmann on how reports from inside First Look Media suggest that maybe Silicon Valley shouldn’t manage journalists. Jeb Lund on the right-wing playbook that says, “The real racist is someone who sees racism when I don't”, only tweaked to, “The real outrage was all these expressions of outrage without my consent”. Willie Osterweil writes in defense of looting: For most of America’s history, one of the most righteous anti-white supremacist tactics available was looting. Everybody's worst fear after Ferguson: Nothing changes. ThinkProgress on what you need to know to win an immigration Obamacare climate change climate denial marriage equality argument with your Right-wing uncle this Thanksgiving. Max Ehrenfreund on seven global trends to be really, really thankful for.

James R. Zimmerman (James Madison): It's Not About American Football: Tony Dungy's Journey of Self-Emancipation from Rejected Black Quarterback to Celebrated African American Coach. Steve Almond on five myths about the NFL. Robinson Meyer on the geography of NFL fandom: The Patriots really do rule New England, and the Cowboys might just be America's team — but after that, things get complicated. Twitter’s NFL fandom map is a brilliant piece of content marketing. Derek Thompson on the fragile dominance of the NFL: TV is a sports bundle held together by football — it could all fall apart if the league doesn't fix its image with women, who have accounted for three-quarters of its new viewership since 2009. Jonathan Capehart on why Condi Rice is the one person who could save the NFL. Clinton accuser returns as N.C.A.A. defender: Amateurism has an influential friend in Baylor’s Kenneth Starr. Bryan Curtis on the conservative case for football: After major Republican gains on Election Day, we examine the political right's views on concussions, NCAA amateurism, and the Washington mascot. To the list of issues that divide the country along partisan lines, you can add an unusual item: football. From The Upshot, N.C.A.A. fan map: How the country roots for college football. Neil Irwin and Kevin Quealy on the places in America where college football means the most. Rebecca Onion on a Depression-era map showing the robust state of college football in 1938. Tom McGinty investigates. Adam Doster on the future of college football is the University of the South?

Marek Hlavac (Harvard): The Political Economy of Multilateral Foreign Aid: UNICEF as a Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy. Making foreign aid work: Mukuka Muleng on how foreign aid can strengthen governance. Iuri Andreas Reblin and Kathlen Luana de Oliveira (EST): Superman without Borders: The Controversial Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship and its Political Implications for U.S. “Soft Power”. The “fun house mirror” and “moribund” public diplomacy: Donald M. Bishop reviews Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad by Martha Bayles. Joe B. Johnson reviews The State Department: More Than Just Diplomacy by George Gedda. A chronicle of our obsession with the US: Chris Blackhurst reviews How The World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere by Peter Conrad. Kirill Zhirkov (HSE): Development, Culture, and Attitudes to America: Country-Level Predictors of Anti-Americanism. Daniel Corstange (Columbia): Anti-American Behavior in the Middle East. Tim Krieger and Daniel Meierrieks (Freiburg): The Rise of Capitalism and the Roots of Anti-American Terrorism. From International Organisations Research Journal, a special issue on Soft Power as a Foreign Policy Resource. These 10 countries are the top fans and the top haters of the US. How the world sees America: They really love us. Janne Lahti reviews Unspeakable Awfulness: America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900 by Kenneth D. Rose. Chris Osterndorf on 4 reasons the world has lost faith in America. Germany surpasses U.S. in nation brands study. David Rothkopf on therapy for the self-hating superpower: Snap out of it, America — you're good enough, smart enough; who cares if people don't like you? A world without America would be hardly worth living in: Nick Fraser reviews How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere by Peter Conrad.

Sally F. Goldfarb (Rutgers): Who Pays for the “Boomerang Generation”? Katharina Thalmann (Freiburg): “John Birch Blues”: The Problematization of Conspiracy Theory in the Early Cold-War Era. Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki (Wellcome): A Neurobiological Enquiry into the Origins of Our Experience of the Sublime and Beautiful. Elizabeth Brake (Arizona State): Recognizing Care: The Case for Friendship and Polyamory. Adam Higginbotham on the unbelievable skepticism of the Amazing Randi. The poison-the-well myth, and how politics really works: If Republicans wanted to pass an immigration overhaul, they would do so, regardless of whether President Obama were being confrontational. There’s never been a safer time to be a cop — or a more dangerous time to be a criminal. James Miller on how state-run lotteries may help explain why alternative public policies meant to promote a more egalitarian society are now a political non-starter in a country still ostensibly dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. On the value of toleration: Is the defence of free speech and toleration merely another name for indifference, asks Piers Benn. Kevin Melchionne on the point of everyday aesthetics. How did the concept of the spiritual guide leap from Native American tradition to Internet irony? With the help of Tumblr, the Times, and Samuel L. Jackson. Simpler and more foreign: The future of the English language in world where just one-third of speakers do so natively. John H. McWhorter on the conquering tongue: If languages don't preserve world views, what makes them worth saving? The mysterious world of the deaf: Gavin Francis reviews I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language by Lydia Denworth.

Nikhil Singh (NYU): The Whiteness of Police. German Lopez on how police are racist without even knowing it. The bias fighters: Leon Neyfakh on how psychologists are testing ways to reduce unconscious racial prejudice — not just in the police, but in all of us. From The Critique, hands up, don’t shoot: A series on the problem of race and police ethics. Chase Madar on why it’s impossible to indict a cop: It’s not just Ferguson — here’s how the system protects police. Justifying homicide: Jamelle Bouie on why Darren Wilson was never going to be indicted for killing Michael Brown. Nicole Flatow on what has changed about police brutality in America, from Rodney King to Michael Brown. Well, so much for that GOP Libertarian Moment, huh? Expect a lot of conservatives who made meek objections to "militarized police" last summer will now return to their previous tut-tutting over obstreperous people of color. “I am Darren Wilson”: Sarah Kendzior and Umar Lee on St. Louis and the geography of fear. MacArthur Fellow Jennifer L. Eberhardt shines light on racism and criminal justice. David Cole on the color of justice. Robert J. Smith (UNC), Justin D. Levinson (Hawaii), and Zoe Robinson (DePaul): Bias in the Shadows of Criminal Law: The Problem of Implicit White Favoritism. Nicole Flatow on how the chasm between blacks and whites who think the justice system is biased is getting even wider. From St. Louis Magazine, bridging the divide: A candid conversation about race in St. Louis. Chronicle of a Riot Foretold in Ferguson: What transpired in Ferguson Monday night was entirely predictable, widely anticipated, and seemingly inevitable. Max Fisher on how we'd cover Ferguson if it happened in another country. Go to Ferguson right now, President Obama, and give your biggest race speech yet.

Leslie Shaw (ESCP Europe): Applying Game Theory to the US-Iran Conflict. William Tobey on how the West is getting desperate in the Iran nuclear negotiations. The trouble with “breakout capacity”: Greg Thielmann and Robert Wright on how a widely misunderstood term could doom the Iran nuclear negotiations. When the Ayatollah said no to nukes: Gareth Porter interviews Mohsen Rafighdoost, a top Iranian official who says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program. Daniel Drezner on the political science and politics of the Iran nuclear negotiations. Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar on strategic anti-Americanism in Iran from the hostage crisis to nuclear talks. Iran’s getting new nuclear reactors courtesy of Russia. Iran and the world continue to agree to disagree — again. That sound you hear is a nuclear deal with Iran receding. Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran. Will Iran and Israel meet in the middle? Abbas Milani and Israel Waismel-Manor investigate. Ali Fathollah Nejad (SOAS): Why Sanctions against Iran are Counterproductive: Conflict Resolution and State–Society Relations. Iran's Khamenei says oil reliance putting country at mercy of big powers. Can oil and gas markets adjust to a rising Persia? Carole Nakhle investigates. From The Economist, a special report on Iran: The revolution is over — After decades of messianic fervour, Iran is becoming a more mature and modern country. Iranian photographer Nafise Motlaq is tired of explaining life in Iran — so she captures everyday life to show people instead.