Benjamin Bissell

Ben Bissell is an analyst at a geopolitical risk consultancy and a Masters student at the London School of Economics. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with majors in political science and Russian in 2013. He is a former National Security Intern at the Brookings Institution as well as a Henry Luce Scholar, where he was placed at the Population Research Institute in Shanghai, China.

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International Governance

New CNAS Report on China's Cybersecurity Strategy

Over at the Center for a New American Security, researcher Amy Chang is out with a detailed report entitled, "Warring State: China's Cybersecurity Strategy."

As the report points out:

Devising an optimal strategy to address the challenges in the U.S.-China cyber relationship first requires an understanding of the motives, agendas, and stakeholders embedded in the process.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition

Editor’s note: For quite a while now, social media enthusiasts have been using the hashtag #tbt (or, in long-form, “Throwback Thursday”) as a way to reminisce about the past. Now Lawfare has decided to get in on the action by means of a new feature. Each week, Lawfare will turn back in time to a specific event, and briefly explain how it relates to today’s security and/or legal environment.  

If you clicked on Lawfare in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner, something must be horribly wrong. Trying to temper the boredom of forced family fun?

Surveillance: NSA Warrantless Wiretapping

Live Q&A Today with NSA's Civil Liberties and Privacy Director

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is hosting an "online, interactive" Q&A today with Rebecca Richards, the NSA's point person for civil liberties and privacy. Users can submit their questions via Tumblr here, and Ms. Richards will answer them live beginning at 2 PM EST.