Simona Ross (Harvard): Who Governs Global Affairs? The Role of Institutional Corruption in U.S. Foreign Policy. Which foreign countries spent the most to influence U.S. politics? Colby Itkowitz investigates. Will today’s allies become, yet again, tomorrow’s enemies? When a militarily powerful country tries to govern the affairs of millions of people on the other side of the planet, we shouldn’t be surprised that chaos results, writes John Quiggin — it’s time for a radically different approach. Joel William Hood (BYU): The Equilibrium of Violence: The Case for American Hegemony. C. Heike Schotten (UMass): Homonationalist Futurism: “Terrorism” and (Other) Queer Resistance to Empire. How the world fell in love with America: Elbert Ventura reviews How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everything by Peter Conrad. Assassination and the American language: America avoids the word “assassination,” because such actions are anathema to our national identity — but has a reckoning begun? Walter Russell Mead on the case for more Congress in American foreign policy. Greg Grandin on how our 1989 invasion of Panama explains the current US foreign policy mess. The real story of how America became an economic superpower: Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century. Jason Gilmore (Utah State): Translating American Exceptionalism: Comparing Presidential Discourse About the United States at Home and Abroad. Sheila Croucher (Miami): From Global Citizen to Purified Patriot: Obama's Nation-shaping in a Global Era. In the land of the possible: Samantha Power has the President’s ear — to what end? James K. Sebenius and Laurence A. Green (Harvard): Henry A. Kissinger as Negotiator: Background and Key Accomplishments.