Matthew Kahn

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Matthew Kahn is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research analyst 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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The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday Sept. 10 at 3:00 p.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host an event called “Countering Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Lessons for Policymakers.” Joshua Eisenman, Jakub Janda, Saiph Savage and Tabea Wilke. Register to attend.

U.S. Supreme Court

Experts Testify on National Security and Executive Power at Fourth Day of Kavanaugh Hearings

During the fourth day of hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, two experts testified on matters that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. Rebecca Ingber, associate professor at Boston University School of Law and contributing editor for Lawfare, testified about Judge Kavanaugh's approaches to executive deference on national security matters and to international law.

Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

Document: Justice Department Extradites, Unseals Charges Against Russian National Accused of Hacking U.S. Companies

On Friday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the extradition and charging of Andrei Tyurin, a Russian citizen who is accused of participating in a hacking campaign against U.S. companies, including banks and media companies. He was extradited at the request of the United States by the government of Georgia.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition: Kavanaugh vs. the Committee with No Bull, Part II

Brett Kavanaugh spent Thursday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee for his second day of marathon questioning about his qualifications to join the Supreme Court. But on this podcast, we cut down more than 8 hours of testimony to bring you only the national-security content Lawfare readers and Lawfare Podcast listeners need. Every question and every answer on national security, presidential power and the Mueller investigation.

Espionage

Document: Justice Department Charges North Korean Spy for Sony, Bangladesh Bank, and WannaCry Cyberattacks

On Thursday, the Justice Department filed a criminal complaint in the Central District of California against North Korean spy Park Jin Hyok. He is charged with violating 18 U.S.C. §371 and 18 U.S.C. §1349 by engaging in various conspiracies, including the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures, the 2016 Bangladesh central bank hacking, and the 2017 WannaCry attacks. The charging document is below. 

 

Cyber & Technology

Livestream: Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee on Foreign Influence Operations on Social Media

On Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., the Senate intelligence committee will hold a hearing on foreign influence operations’s use of social media. The hearing will feature testimony from Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter. Watch the livestream below: