Alfred G. Cuzan (West Florida): Fidel Castro: A Machiavellian Prince? Erica Goode on how Cuba’s environmental concerns grow with prospect of U.S. presence. Scott Beyer on Havana, Cuba, the city of scarcity, and on how stagnation doesn’t preserve cities, nor does wealth destroy them. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan on how the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti ­and built six homes. Celso Perez on the Dominican Republic’s tortured relationship with its Haitian minority. It’s 2015 and the Dominican Republic is ethnically cleansing itself. The Dominican Republic hasn’t yet acted on its plans to expel hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent — but the worst may be yet to come. Athens on the Caribbean: Deepak Lamba-Nieves, Andrew Schrank on Puerto Rico's own financial crisis. No, Puerto Rico isn’t Greece. Lizette Alvarez on the despair and anger as Puerto Ricans cope with debt crisis. Eulynis Brown and Peter Gray (UNLV): Fatherhood in St. Kitts: Patterns and Predictors of Partnership and Paternal Dynamics in a Caribbean Island. Dennis R. Hidalgo (Virginia Tech): Africa in the Caribbean: An Overview. Armand De Mestral (McGill): The Constitutional Functions of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Jossianna Arroyo (Texas): Cities of the Dead: Performing Life in the Caribbean. With Cuba’s opening to the U.S., Caribbean tourism industry uniting to face challenges ahead. The first chapter from Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina by Stuart B. Schwartz.

James Kraska (Virginia): Putting Your Head in the Tiger’s Mouth: Submarine Espionage in the Territorial Sea. Jennifer Taub (Vermont): Is Hobby Lobby a Tool for Limiting Corporate Constitutional Rights? From Boston Review, a forum on effective altruism, including a lead essay by Peter Singer and responses by Daron Acemoglu, Larissa MacFarquhar, Leila Janah, Iason Gabriel, and more. Paul Mason on Yanis Varoufakis, the economist who wouldn’t play politics. Lorcan Roche Kelly on what you need to know about the one thing that’s keeping Greek banks alive. Paul Krugman on ending Greece’s bleeding. Cinzia Arruzza on the Greek referendum: A new Battle of Marathon. Slavoj Zizek on why this is a chance for Europe to awaken: The Greeks are correct — Brussels’ denial that this is an ideological question is ideology at its purest and symptomatic of our whole political process. Methodologically, they might as well be drawing straws: Steven Yaccino on how the Republican debate selection process is a new wild card in presidential politics. The I.R.S. is expected to stand aside as nonprofits increase role in 2016 race. Enter the video cover letter, the latest indignity dreamed up by the sadists in HR. In praise of meaningless work: Joe Keohane reviews The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself by Tim Leberecht and Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out by David Gelles.

From The Guardian, an investigation finds black Americans killed by police are twice as likely to be unarmed as white people. Police are much less likely to solve homicides when the victims are black. Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a letter to his son: “Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body — it is heritage”. Esther Armah on black bodies, white terrorism: A global reimagining of forgiveness. “We will shoot back”: Meet the black activists who aren’t ready to forgive. Sadot White: “I used to hate white people”. Zaron Burnett on how to overcome the murderous fear of white people. Andray Domise on how white supremacy is not a black problem. Arno Michaelis on how you become a white supremacist. Amber Phillips on what it’s like to be a white supremacist. A look at how white supremacists are extending their reach through websites. The Confederate flag is a racist symbol — just ask the KKK (and more and more). Jesse Singal on why the Confederate flag fell so suddenly. White support for the Confederate flag really is about racism, not Southern heritage: In fact, knowing more about Southern history is associated with less support for the Confederate flag. Justin Salhani on why white Americans don’t think the Charleston massacre counts as terrorism. Brit Bennett on how white terrorism is as old as America. Brendan McQuade on the Right wing resurgence and the problem of terrorism. Jeet Heer on how Dylann Roof’s defense of white rule in Africa has roots in American conservatism.