Prerna Diwaker (Nanyang): The Emerging Threat of Nuclear Terrorism from Asia. Saroj Kumar Rath (Delhi): South Asia’s Future Security: The Danger of Terrorism from Pakistan. Monika Chansoria on how Pakistan’s tactical nukes threaten stability in South Asia. Shams Zaman on dangerous trends in nuclear South Asia. From American Diplomacy, Jon P. Dorschner reviews Shooting for a Century: The India-Pakistan Conundrum by Stephen P. Cohen; and Donald Camp reviews No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel S. Markey. Pakistan, worse than we knew: Ahmed Rashid reviews The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001–2014 by Carlotta Gall. In too deep: Raza Rumi on how Pakistan’s relationship with Afghanistan is caught in the muddled terrain of domestic political machinations and regional ambitions. Vikas Kumar on Pakistan’s fragile periphery. Muslim Zion: Jon P. Dorschner reviews Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea by Faisal Devji. The Musharraf Boomerang: Could the new Pakistani government’s pursuit of the country’s former dictator be its own undoing? Investigating the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, UN lead commissioner Heraldo Munoz recalls the surveillance and corruption that obstructed his team’s search for answers. Who’s afraid of the ISI? Ali Sethi on the attempted assassination of journalist Hamid Mir, who hosts one of Geo TV’s most popular current affairs programs. Isaac Chotiner interviews Mohammed Hanif on the life of journalists on an assassin's hit list. India's nationalistic new leader made an extraordinarily warm gesture towards Pakistan — too bad Pakistan can't reciprocate. Leaders of India and Pakistan hold rare meeting. The Al-Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Toiba: Riddhi Shah on a case of growing ideological homogeneity. The Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for a brazen raid on Karachi's civilian airport which left at least 28 people dead.


Matias Dewey (Max Planck): Crisis and the Emergence of Illicit Markets: A Pragmatist View on Economic Action Outside the Law. Michael Della Rocca (Yale): Adventures in Rationalism (“Many philosophers today think that rationalism is a crazy view. However, this paper argues in support of rationalism, and explores its implications.”) From Languages of the World, what is phonemic diversity, and does it prove the out-of-Africa theory? Asya Pereltsvaig on tracing Indo-European languages back to their source — through the false mirrors of the popular press. From Edge, Steven Pinker on writing in the 21st century. Jesse Singal on why we need to get better at identifying mass killers before they strike. From New York, Obama promised to do 4 big things as president — now he’s done them all; and do Democrats need Hillary Clinton to save them in 2016? Here are four things to keep in mind about the public opinion landscape facing Clinton. Democrats may have a "Hillary or Bust" problem, but that's nothing compared to the GOP's policy problem. Rightbloggers appear to attack returning POW Bergdahl — but he's not the real target. Joseph Stromberg on 7 things the most-highlighted Kindle passages tell us about American readers. Tomasz Sikora on the pornography of bare life. George Dvorsky on why a "sex chip" could be considerably more trouble than it's worth. Awkward-but-nonetheless-competent people of the world, unite! Let's come up with our own way of giving off positive first impressions. Paul Krugman on interests, ideology and climate: The monetary stakes, it turns out, are not the biggest obstacle to rational action on global warming.


Gurminder K Bhambra (Warwick): A Sociological Dilemma: Race, Segregation and US Sociology. Pedro Gonzalez (Saint Thomas): Race and Ethnicity in Video Games: A Reflection of Social Reality: Racism, Hate Speech and Prejudice: A Manifestation of Social Stereotypes. Paul A. Gowder (Iowa): Racial Classification and Ascriptive Injury. From the forthcoming Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism, here is the entry on racism, structural and institutional by Kasey Henricks. Slurs, stereotypes, and in-equality: Adam Croom reviews “Discursive Colorlines at Work: How Epithets and Stereotypes are Racially Unequal” by David G. Embrick and Kasey Henricks. Racism is a framework, not a theory: We can think of racism not a scientific theory but as a way of understanding the world. The paradox of racism: Andrew Gelman on why A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History, the new book by Nicholas Wade, is both plausible and preposterous (and more and more and more and more and more). Eric Holder wants to talk about “subtle” discrimination — this is what he means. Jesse Singal on how racism doesn’t work the way you think it does. A look at how scarcity of resources might make people more racist, shows cool face-morphing study. Does racism make you less creative? Nicholas Hune-Brown investigates. Tanzina Vega on how students see many slights as racial “microaggressions”. From Vox, Ezra Klein on how you can be a beneficiary of racism even if you’re not a racist. The racism beat: Cord Jefferson on what it’s like to write about hate over and over and over. An interactive map shows where America's hate groups are. Gary Younge on the truth about race in America: It’s getting worse, not better.

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