Megan Reiss

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Megan Reiss is senior national security fellow with the R Street Institute, where she writes about cybersecurity and other pressing national security issues. Megan joined R Street in September 2017 from Office of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, for whom she was also a senior national security fellow. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, an LL.M. in international criminal justice and armed conflict from the University of Nottingham School of Law, and a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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Politics & National Security

Law and Public Intuition on the Use of Force, Part 1: An Introduction

Tensions with North Korea have reinvigorated long-standing debates over when and how the United States should use military force. Legal experts have offered sometimes conflicting views on how domestic and international law limit potential military action against the Kim Jong Un regime—but expert legal opinion is only a small part of the overall policy debate surrounding the use of force.

Russia and Eastern Europe

Moldova Bans Russian News Broadcasts

In an attempt to curb Russian propaganda efforts, the pro-European Union government of Moldova has begun implementing a law banning television channels from broadcasting news from Russian news stations. The law, originally passed on Jan. 10, gave media companies 30 days to come into compliance. Moldovan television stations will be subject to random checks and will face fines for violations.