Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was a research assistant at the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law and a research intern at the Network Science Initiative at the National Journal. He holds a bachelor's degree in government from Georgetown University.

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Military Commissions

Document: Brown, Castle, Mattis and Rishikof Declarations on Firing of Guantanamo Convening Authority Rishikof

The following are declarations from Defense Secretary James Mattis, Acting Defense Department General Counsel William Castle, former Military Commissions Convening Authority Harvey Rishikof, and legal adviser Gary Brown on Rishikof and Brown’s firing. 

The Russia Connection

Document: House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Findings and Recommendations

The House intelligence committee released the following findings and recommendations based on its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, in advance of the release of its final report. The full document is below: 


The Lawfare Podcast: Liza Osetinskaya on Journalistic Freedom Under Putin

Shortly before last Sunday’s election in Russia, Alina Polyakova spoke to Liza Osetinskaya, editor of The Bell and former editor in chief of Forbes Russia and independent Russian news agency RBC. They discussed the Kremlin’s approach to censorship and how the Putin regime reacted when RBC, under Osetinskaya’s leadership, began covering the Panama Papers.

Lawfare Research Paper Series

Matthew Levitt: In Search of Nuance

Lawfare is pleased to announce the publication of a new paper in the Lawfare Research Paper Series: In Search of Nuance in the Debate over Hezbollah's Criminal Enterprise and the U.S. Response, by Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Stein program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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The Lawfare Podcast: A Real, Live Framer of the Constitution

In 1963, John Feerick became a witness to and a framer of our constitutional history. Within two years of graduating from law school, Feerick had written an influential law review article on presidential disability and succession, joined the ABA’s blue-ribbon commission to create a solution to those problems, and became a confidant and an adviser to the members of Congress who wrote the 25th amendment.