James Milo Minnich (APCSS): North Korea Policy: Changed Regime. Land of the Hermit King: Closed off from the world, North Korea weaves a highly militarized mind-set into the fabric of everyday life. South Korea is building an elite military unit with one mission: Kill Kim Jong Un. The risk of nuclear war with North Korea: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation? A sneak peek at America’s war plans for North Korea: The Pentagon has been running war games for years, and the results aren’t pretty. From Vox, here’s Vladimir Putin’s weirdly on-point analysis of North Korea; and Zack Beauchamp on the case for letting North Korea keep its nukes. Trump review leans toward proposing mini-nuke. Mini-nukes: Still a bad choice for the United States.


James Edwin Mahon (Lehman): Abortion and the Right to Not Be Pregnant. Pratheek Maddhi Reddy (JGU): Sinking Small Island Nations: Calls for a Lifeboat. Mayesha Alam on 5 things you need to know about the Rohingya crisis — and how it could roil Southeast Asia (and more). Attacked in bed, safe a few feet away: Cuba mystery deepens. From prison to Ph.D.: The redemption and rejection of Michelle Jones. The deep state is real — but it might not be what you think. Lawrence Summers writes in praise of Stanley Fischer. How Omarosa became the most “despised” person in the Trump White House. You can download Culture, Theory, Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies, ed. Anne Waldschmidt, Hanjo Berressem, and Moritz Ingwersen.


John Shuford (Portland State): The Compassion of “Compassionate Migration”. John C. Eastman (Chapman): The Power to Control Immigration is a Core Aspect of Sovereignty. Peter Margulies (Roger Williams): Bans, Borders, and Justice: Judicial Review of Immigration Law in the Trump Administration. Peter L. Markowitz and Lindsay Nash (Cardozo): Pardoning Immigrants. Ed Kilgore on Trump’s immigration flip-flop. Why Democrats are more than happy to negotiate with Trump. Congress’ far Right melts down over Trump’s DACA deal with Democrats. Does the GOP base love Trump more than it hates “amnesty”? Trump’s biggest fans, from Breitbart to r/The_Donald, are furious about his immigration deal.

It is impossible to argue that Trump’s base of voters were primarily motivated by “economic anxiety” when this is the one promise he’s not allowed to break to retain their support.

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