Saraphin Dhanani

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Saraphin Dhanani is the Legal Fellow at the Lawfare Institute. She previously worked at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Ambassador for Human Rights and in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, where she was a Fellow and Ambassador at the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review.

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National Security Strategy

A Tale of Two Strategies: Comparing the Biden and Trump National Security Strategies

Reading the National Security Strategy on its own provides insights into an administration’s values and priorities, but comparing it to a previous strategy yields even more. How does Biden’s strategy compare to that of Trump’s?

2022 Ukraine Crisis

The Case for Designating the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Militias as Foreign Terrorist Organizations

As Russian occupation of four Ukrainian territories rages on, the U.S. may have an additional tool in its arsenal: designating the Russian-backed separatist forces, the Donetsk People’s Militia and the Luhansk People’s Militia, as foreign terrorist organizations.