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Readings: Daniel Byman and Jeremy Shapiro Warn Against Hyping the Threat of Returning Jihadists

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM

My Brookings colleagues Daniel Byman (who is, among other things, Lawfare‘s Foreign Policy Editor) and Jeremy Shapiro (who is, among other things, a demon with a barbecue and a slab of meat), have a new piece out in Foreign Affairs entitled, “Homeward Bound? Don’t Hype the Threat of Returning Jihadists.” It’s a counter-intuitive take on the threat posed by . . .
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Daniel Byman and My Article in Foreign Affairs on NSA

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:27 PM

My Brookings colleague, sometime coauthor, and Lawfare‘s Foreign Policy Editor, Daniel Byman, and I have written a lengthy article Foreign Affairs, on NSA matters. It’s a high-altitude, non-legal look at the issue of how NSA should operate in a world in which it cannot rely to the same degree it traditionally has relied on secrecy, . . .
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Judge Pierre Leval Defends the Alien Tort Statute

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Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:51 PM

 This is old news by now, but Judge Pierre Leval of the Second Circuit has a thoughtful article in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs (behind a paywall, unfortunately) entitled “The Long Arm of International Law: Giving Victims of Human Rights Abuses Their Day in Court,” in which he defends use of the Alien Tort Statute . . .
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Bergen & Tiedmann Question CIA’s Legal Vetting of Drone Strikes in Pakistan

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Friday, July 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedmann have a piece in the new issue of Foreign Affairs (mostly behind the pay wall, but an excerpt is here) offering a mixed verdict on drone strike operations in Pakistan.   After cataloguing the policy pros and cons, the authors come to the conclusion that there are “no better military options” for dealing with . . .
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On the Resumption of Military Commissions

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Not to be outdone by Ben in terms of posting to other outlets, I have a short piece up at Foreign Policy’s website concerning the prospect that military commissions will soon begin moving forward with new cases.  If you’ve read my other work on this topic (see here, for example), you won’t be surprised to . . .
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Cybersecurity – Four New Essays

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Cybersecurity is in my opinion and the opinion of many in Washington the most significant national security challenge that the United States faces today.  We are among the most computer-dependent of societies, and we have the most computer-dependent military and intelligence agencies, in the world.  And with computer dependency comes computer vulnerabilities – vulnerabilities that . . .
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