Announcing a New Partnership with Foreign Policy

By Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 1:03 PM

We are excited to announce a new partnership between Lawfare and Foreign Policy magazine. Starting today, FP will be launching a new “Lawfare@FP” feed, featuring analysis and commentary from Lawfare contributors. Some of this material will be cross-posted from Lawfare. Some of it, by contrast, will be material special to the FP, which Lawfare will curate. One feature in that latter department will be a new column by the two of us. Whenever we post material to to the FP feed, we will be linking to it here on Lawfare, so readers won’t miss any of the new content.

More from FP’s press release:

Foreign Policy Adds Lawfare As Exclusive Content And Event Partner

July 6, 2017 — Washington, D.C. — Today, the editors of Foreign Policy announced that FP and Lawfare are teaming up in a new partnership, providing an inside look into the most critical national security and legal issues facing the United States. The content partnership will deliver exclusive, in-depth analysis and commentary each week to FP readers and subscribers — and produce a major live event later this year.

Led by editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes and managing editor Susan Hennessey, Lawfare provides unique and dogged analyses of national security legal and policy issues. Founded in 2010 by national security law experts Benjamin Wittes, Robert Chesney, and Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare has grown rapidly to become a relied-upon source for legal and policy analysis within the intelligence, military, national security, and cybersecurity communities. In March 2017, the New York Times called the acclaimed website “a go-to bipartisan site for remarkably speedy and informed analysis about all matters related to ‘Hard National Security Choices,’ as the blog’s tagline puts it, including counterterrorism and immigration.”

“We’re thrilled to bring Foreign Policy readers unique access to the brilliant minds of Lawfare’s contributors, particularly at a time when the current administration is embroiled in a complex and opaque legal mess,” said Ben Pauker, FP’s executive editor for online. “There’s never been a more important time for critical thinking on how ethics, national security, and foreign policy all intersect.”

Lawfare is at an exciting moment in its growth and development, and we’re really pleased to be partnering with FP to bring informed, relevant analysis to FP’s readership of the many national security issues currently dominating the national conversation,” said Benjamin Wittes.

This latest announcement comes on the heels of other notable achievements that Foreign Policy has seen over the past year. FP just announced the hiring of a new executive editor for news, Sharon Weinberger, as well as a new intelligence reporter, Jenna McLaughlin and Moscow correspondent, Amie Ferris-Rotman. FP was a finalist for a National Magazine Award this year, and FP’s Africa editor, Ty McCormick, was the recipient of this year’s U.N. Correspondents Association’s Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize for his reporting in Kenya and the Central African Republic. In addition, FP has seen significant traffic and revenue, with an increase of 27 percent in online readership and revenue growth expected to increase by over 50 percent.

We’ve been delighted by the increasingly broad audience interested in our wonky issues set. This new partnership will allow us to speak to a larger and more diverse audience, while continuing to serve Lawfare’s core readership.

We’d be remiss to not take this opportunity to thank the many contributors who offer their time and talents to make Lawfare what it is. And thank you to Lawfare readers, especially those who have contributed to support our work.