Alexander Herkert

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Alexander Herkert is a second year student at Columbia Law School, where he is a fellow in Columbia Law School’s National Security Law Program. Herkert’s research focuses on constitutional war powers and their intersection with U.S.-China relations. Prior to law school, Alex studied Mandarin at the National Taiwan University as a Blakemore Fellow, and completed graduate work at the University of Oxford as a Keasbey Fellow. Alex received his B.A. in Global Affairs from Yale University, where he participated in the Grand Strategy program and researched Taiwan’s claims in the South China Sea.

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Appointments, Confirmations & Budgets

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on National Security Law: A Reader’s Guide

In February, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. We reviewed several of Jackson’s opinions to see what they might reveal about her views on issues relevant to Lawfare readers.

2022 Ukraine Crisis

The World Reacts to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The reactions reflect how the world sees Russia’s actions, a perception that is relevant to both international law and policy surrounding Ukraine moving forward.