On this week’s episode, Alan, Quinta and Scott are joined by the fourth member of their Lawfare senior editor quartet, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow (and first-time Rational Security guest) Molly Reynolds!
Scott R. Anderson is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School. He previously served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State and as the legal advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
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On this premiere episode of Rational Security 2.0, the new crew of co-hosts—Alan Rozenshtein, Quinta Jurecic and Scott R. Anderson—bring the deposed Benjamin Wittes (and his accomplice Siri) back to the virtual jungle studio, bound and gagged, for a show trial over the crimes of the last regime.
This isn’t the first time that the United States has had to reconsider its relationship with a resurgent Taliban—or a chaotic and uncertain Afghanistan.
On Thursday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the Lawfare Podcast hosted a live panel of individuals working to evacuate vulnerable Afghans from Kabul’s international airport to learn about the state of their efforts and what still needs to be done.
On Monday, August 16th at 11:00am EST, a live panel of experts discussed the weekend’s events in Afghanistan and what the Taliban takeover may mean for the future of the country. Watch the video and read the transcript here.
The memo provides the legal rationale behind the controversial January 2, 2020, drone strike that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and several leaders of the militia Kata’ib Hezbollah while in Baghdad, Iraq.
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