The Wall Street Journal reports that “the Syrian regime, emboldened by battlefield victories, is pushing a political solution to
Elina Saxena was a National Security Intern at The Brookings Institution. She is currently a senior at Georgetown University where she majors in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies.
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The cessation of hostilities in Syria is looking increasingly unstable. In what Reuters described as "the fiercest government assault in the area" since the cessation of hostilities began last month, the Syrian army has launched a major attack on insurgents south of Aleppo.
The manhunt continues in Belgium, following yesterday’s attacks in Brussels that left 31 dead and 270 injured.
President Obama announced his nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th Supreme Court justice, the New York Times reports.
In his remarks at a conference on computer security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that he opposed “back doors or a single technical approach” for accessing data on encrypted devices. While urging industry cooperation with the government, Carter unveiled “two new moves to draw Silicon Valley’s technology elite into efforts to spur defense-industry innovation, creating
Ahead of Super Tuesday, the 10th GOP presidential debate took place Thursday in Houston, TX. The debate featured the five remaining Republican presidetial candidates Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump. As has happened in previous debates, the candidates frequently broke out into bickering, prompting neglected candidate Ben Carson to ask “can somebody attack me, please?” Highlighted below are topics which might be of interest to Lawfare readers, including the Israel and Palestine, North Korea, Apple and FBI, and Syria among others.