A Lawfare Farewell: Ritika Singh

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:20 AM

Today is a sad day in the history of Lawfare; it marks the departure of Ritika Singh, our intrepid associate editor. Ritika has been a key part of Lawfare almost from its beginning. She started at the Brookings Institution as an intern, helping me fact-check a book I was writing, and she later returned to Brookings as my research assistant after she graduated from college a few months after Lawfare was born. Since then, she has become a fixture on the site---whether it's piloting Today's Headlines and Commentary, which she and Raffaela Wakeman created, making sure readers have access to documents, recording podcasts, or writing analytical posts about civilian casualties in drone strikes or South Asian politics. Behind the scenes, she's been one of the people who makes the trains run, let alone run on time, on the site and in a wide range of my other Brookings work too. Ritika is leaving Brookings to go to graduate school. I have asked her to stay involved and keep writing for Lawfare, so she will not---I trust---disappear entirely from the site. Here's wishing her all the best in her next chapter.