Vishnu Kannan

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Vishnu Kannan is a '20-'21 James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously, he was a research intern in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution and at Lawfare. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he majored in International Relations, Political Theory and Economics.

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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)

Summary: Declassified Nov. 2020 FISC Opinion

On April 26, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declassified a Nov. 18, 2020, ruling issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The decision grants the U.S. government’s request for approval to continue collecting information on non-U.S. persons in order to acquire foreign intelligence information under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 

Campaign 2020

National Security Highlights from the First Presidential Debate

While debates are often chaotic, Tuesday’s was particularly so. Although it is difficult to extract substantive highlights, we've tried to present exchanges that may be of interest to Lawfare readers. It won't be perfect, though we do hope it's helpful.

As always, these excerpts are organized both thematically and chronologically.