Vanessa Sauter

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Vanessa Sauter is a program associate in the Cybersecurity & Technology Program at the Aspen Institute. She was previously an associate editor at Lawfare and received her bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 2016.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Vladeck on Dalmazzi

Lawfare contributor and University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck argued before the Supreme Court last week in United States v. Dalmazzi, a case concerning the appointment of military judges to the Court of Military Commission Review and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Vladeck joined Scott Anderson on the Lawfare Podcast to discuss the complexities of the case, why it matters and what it’s like arguing before the nine justices.


The Lawfare Podcast: What the Heck Happened in Hawaii?

It may seem like ages ago, but the false alarm about a missile heading towards Hawaii hasn't left our minds. Last week, Shannon Togawa Mercer interviewed a group of experts on the event: Stephan Haggard, political science professor at the University of California, San Diego; Garrett Graff, author and journalist; Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare masthead contributing editor and former deputy assistant secretary for policy at DHS all joined in.


The Lawfare Podcast: Shaun Walker on Russia's Long Hangover

This week on the Lawfare Podcast, the Guardian's Moscow correspondent Shaun Walker joined special guest host Alina Polyakova to discuss his new book "The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past." They discussed Putin's use of Russian history as political strategy, the pulse of Russian politics as its elections approach in March, the changing landscape of Russia's lesser-known cities since the 1990s, and much m

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Document: Fusion GPS CEO Glenn Simpson House Intelligence Committee Interview

Last November, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson testified before the House Intelligence Committee. The committee released the full transcript of his interview today. The transcript of his interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee is available here. You can view the full House Intelligence Committee transcript below:

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s team is investigating a number of financial transactions between Russian officials and individuals in the United States, BuzzFeed reports. Citibank reported a series of transactions, including $120,000 that Sergey Kislyak received 10 days after Trump’s election, to the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit, which delivered the suspicious activity reports to the FBI.


The Lawfare Podcast: David Anderson on the United Kingdom's Intelligence Policies

This week, Shannon Togawa Mercer and Benjamin Wittes interviewed David Anderson QC, who served as the U.K. Government's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation from 2011 to 2017. Anderson has appeared 150 times in the E.U.'s Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg and is one of the country's leading experts in national security law. He joined Mercer and Wittes for a conversation on his career, his role reviewing terrorism legislation, the changing nature of intelligence in the U.K., and much more.