A new issue of the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs is out. Amitai Etzioni (George Washington): Spheres of Influence: A Reconceptualization. George Lawson (LSE): Revolutions and the International. Mark Raymond (Oklahoma) and Laura DeNardis (American): Multistakeholderism: Anatomy of an Inchoate Global Institution. Oliver P. Richmond (Manchester): Mediation in Post-Liberal International Relations. Cynthia Weber (Sussex): Why is there no Queer International Theory? E. K. Morris (Virginia Tech): You Can’t Spell Crisis Without ISIS: Comments on “The Return of Geopolitics?” Patrick Weir (Exeter): Radio Geopolitics. Samantha May (Aberdeen), Erin K. Wilson (Groningen), Claudia Baumgart-Ochse (PRIF), and Faiz Sheikh (Exeter): The Religious as Political and the Political as Religious: Globalisation, Post-Secularism and the Shifting Boundaries of the Sacred.

James Resnick interviews Richard Ned Lebow, author of Constructing Cause in International Relations. How geography shapes international politics: Colin Woodard reviews Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World by Tim Marshall. Roger Epp reviews Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line, ed. Alexander Anievas, Nivi Manchanda and Robbie Shilliam. After Waterloo: Marco d’Eramo on why the Restoration of 1815, sealed in Vienna by Emperor, Tsar and King, brought not the longed-for return to the past but the arrival of a novel form of inter-state relations — presaging the birth of the “international community”.


Jake Linford (Florida State): Are Trademarks Ever Fanciful? From Brooklyn magazine, here are the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture. Who cares for feminism? The rifts in feminism are not new; we've just been ignoring those working to understand them. A recent report on the cost of publishing monographs should be of some interest to many people who buy, read and/or write scholarly books, says Scott McLemee. An historic attempt to kill Roe v. Wade may backfire spectacularly on the anti-choice Right. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro asks why drug tests are only being considered for food stamp recipients, not farmers. Barry Clark on a manifesto of old men and simple preachers. Talking about racism isn’t dividing the country — racism is. Dems: Trump may get us a SCOTUS win. Are you an academic who supports Donald Trump for president?


From The Monkey Cage, will superdelegates pick the Democratic nominee? Here’s everything you need to know. Democratic voters want an experienced politician — good thing they have two of them. Ruby Cramer interviews Hillary Clinton on the unchanged way she sees herself — and if she’ll ever be able to communicate it. What makes Bernie run? He wants to be this country’s first socialist president — but Bernie Sanders may have to be its first Jewish one. Sasha Issenberg on the meticulously engineered grassroots network behind the Bernie Sanders revolution. Dear fellow Bernie supporters: Stop embarrassing us. David Marcus on the next majority: No matter who becomes the Democrats’ nominee, Bernie Sanders’s campaign marks a sea change within the Democratic Party. Can the Sanders movement go local? Suzy Khimm investigates.

Why Trump now? Thomas Edsall wonders. John Sides and Michael Tesler on how political science helps explain the rise of Trump: Most voters aren’t ideologues. From the Washington Examiner, an open letter to GOP politicians who might back Trump. Familiarity breeds contempt: A rising share of voters say they would “never” vote for GOP candidates. As Donald Trump rolls up victories, the G.O.P. split widens to a chasm. As Donald Trump steamrolls, Republicans pass from denial to acceptance. The Republican establishment is beginning to plot the anti-Trump coup. It’s Marco Rubio — not Trump — who is attempting a hostile takeover of the GOP. No, there won’t be a contested convention. Eli Stokols on the day the Republican Party ruptured: Growing resistance to a dominating Trump could splinter the GOP beyond repair. The Republican Party is truly, profoundly broken.

After decades of bigotry and antipolitics, the GOP got what it deserves in Donald Trump. Michael Grunwald on governance, the GOP and Donald Trump. After Tuesday: Elizabeth Drew on the ugly truth. Get a grip — Donald Trump isn’t ushering in a fascist movement in America: The reality-TV star holds a commanding lead in the GOP race, but fewer than 6 percent of voters in the early states supported him.

Even as he rises, Donald Trump entertains conspiracy theories. Danielle Paquette on Donald Trump’s incredibly bizarre relationship with Planned Parenthood. Ana Swanson on the myth and the reality of Donald Trump’s business empire. One of Russia’s looniest far-right ideologues Aleksandr Dugin endorses Donald Trump. Do women find Donald Trump attractive? An investigation. Hey, what about all those Trump magazines that failed?

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