Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki): International Law as Global Governance. Monica Hakimi (Michigan): The Work of International Law. Umut Ozsu (Carleton): An Anti-Imperialist Universalism? Jus Cogens and the Politics of International Law. Chris O'Meara (UCL): Should International Law Recognize a Right of Humanitarian Intervention? Eulalia W. Petit de Gabriel (Seville): War Crimes, or When International Law Moved Ahead Domestic Law. James B. Kelly (Mississippi): A Basis for Governing: Legitimacy, Accountability, and the Value of Uniform Principles for Global Administrative Law. Isabel Lischewski (Muenster): Distributive Justice Through Procedure: Global Public Goods and Global Administrative Law.


The making of Islamophobia Inc.: A well-funded network is trying to strip the right to speak away from American Muslims and fanning the politics of fear. The Texas AG sued to keep a Bible quote in school — now he’s troubled by Muslim prayers. The denationalization of American Muslims: For years, Republican leaders treated Frank Gaffney as a pariah, but his dark warnings about Sharia law taking over America found an audience among grassroots conservatives — and now, in the White House. Brigitte Gabriel, America's most prominent anti-Muslim activist, is welcome at the White House. Muslims inside FBI describe culture of suspicion and fear: “It is cancer”.

The meaning of Allahu Akbar: When I hear the significance of the two words twisted by those too paralyzed with fear to understand their meaning, I think about all they encompass for my family and my friends. Arwa Mahdawi on the 712-page Google doc that proves Muslims do condemn terrorism. American Muslims are canceling spring break trips to avoid being hassled at the airport. American Muslims are young, politically liberal, and scared: Rare survey data suggests the community’s emerging political identity is being shaped by Millennials. How Muslims defined American “cool”: Emma Green interviews Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, author of Muslim Cool, on the connection between Islam and hip-hop culture in the United States.


David T. Zaring (Penn): The Dealmaking State: Executive Power in the Trump Administration. Trump’s budget owes a huge debt to the right-wing Washington think tank Heritage Foundation. Trump's legislative agenda is in shambles — here's what he can do now. Jared Kushner will just fix everything (and more). Francis Wilkinson on Bannon's requiem for the administrative state. Markets worry Trump is “all talk, no action”. Why Republicans are ruling with utter incompetence: Their dysfunction is the result of years of bad-faith opposition to Obama. Trump is facing massive failure, leaving much of Obama’s legacy intact. Gallup: Trump’s approval rating is lower than Obama’s ever was.


James Forder (Oxford): Two Lectures by Friedman: One Famous, One Good. Julia Ioffe on what Russia's latest protests mean for Putin. Putin is getting ready to attack in Ukraine, Shmulyevich says. Oona Hathaway on what explains the rise in civilian casualties in US military ops–Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. Ahmed Rashid on Trump in the Middle East: The new brutality. Trump’s new policy to defund “sanctuary cities”, explained in plain English. Feminist hypocrisy is the new trend in startup narratives: Thinx founder Miki Agrawal is just the latest in a string of female founders and CEOs, from Sophia Amoruso to Arianna Huffington, who don’t practice the “fempowerment” they preach. Jesse Singal on how the contact hypothesis offers hope for the world.


Derek Stanovsky (Appalachian State): Remix Racism: The Visual Politics of the "Alt-Right". Meet the (alt-Right) Mormons: Inside the church's vocal white nationalist wing. The alt-Right is what happens when society marginalizes men. Neha Rashid on the emergence of the white troll behind a black face. The far Right's most common memes explained for normal people — so you can identify them when you see them out there online. Rachel McKinney on the false premises of alt-Right ideology: Academics must understand how the alt-Right sees the world if we are to resist it. Trolling scholars debunk the idea that the alt-Right's shitposters have magic powers: Asserting that alt-right "trolls" were a deciding factor in Trump's victory minimizes the broader trends that amplified their influence.

Donald Trump, the authoritarian master of alt-America: An excerpt from Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Neiwert. Conservatives insist Trump is not influenced by the alt-Right — here's why they're wrong. How National Review helped build the alt-Right: The magazine laid the foundations for the movement it now opposes. The GOP is America's party of white nationalism: The Republican party's racists were once pushed to the fringes — in the Trump era, they're in charge. White House refuses to condemn murder of black man by white supremacist. Call white supremacist violence by its name: Terrorism.


Mike Konczal on four lessons from the health care repeal collapse. The Left, not the Right, saved Obamacare. The death of Trumpcare is the ultimate proof of Obamacare’s historic accomplishment. Obamacare is now officially part of America’s social safety net. Trump is now in charge of making Obamacare work, so what could go wrong? Obamacare isn’t “exploding” — but Trump could change that (and more and more). Why Democrats shouldn't be too giddy about the GOP's health-care disaster. Democratic ideas on how to improve health care are complicated too. Paul Krugman on how to build on Obamacare. A grand health care bargain: Let states kill the exchanges, but add public options. Who wins and who loses from TrumpamaCare?


Dani Rodrik (Harvard): Is Global Equality the Enemy of National Equality? Andrew Hussey (Memphis) and Michael Jetter and Dianne McWilliam (UWA): Explaining Inequality between Countries: The Declining Role of Political Institutions. The introduction to The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel (and more and more). Our economics is broken: Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief — eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do. Who are the richest of the rich? There are 2,473 billionaires in the world by a new count, and how they got their money and what they plan to do with it are matters of global importance. Is there anything that the world's corporations can do about this scourge that threatens the political, social, and economic sustainability of our democratic market economies? The answer is yes — pay your taxes.

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