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The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: A Drone Struck

We’re back with a Spring Break edition, featuring:

ICC cases emerging against Russian defendants for (1) removing children from Ukraine to Russia and (2) attacking civilian infrastructure A UK drone strike in Syria, a US drone strike in Yemen, and a US drone struck (by the Russians) Renewal of Section 702 and the Rep. LaHood story TikTok, CFIUS, and the RESTRICT Act Another GTMO transfer Possible repeal of the 2002 and 1991 Iraq AUMFs

And an early start to the annual Mets demoralization process.

Armed Conflict

Revising, or Rejecting, ‘Reasonable Prospect of Success’ in Just Wars? Lessons From Ukraine

At the outset of the invasion, analysts doubted Ukraine’s likelihood of winning a war against Russia. But as the conflict enters its second year, Ukraine’s resistance prompts a challenge to revisionist and traditionalist conceptions of “just war”—specifically, for the condition of “success.”


The Lawfare Podcast: The New American Foreign Policy of Technology

The open nature of the internet has allowed malicious actors to abuse technology. Information operations, offensive cyber, and IP theft are just some examples of this misuse. The Biden administration has pursued an industrial policy that hopes to counter the weaponization of globalized systems. This approach includes technology subsidies, export controls, and rethinking supply chains. But this approach could undermine efforts to advance global rules and values.


The Lawfare Podcast: Travis LeBlanc and FISA Section 702

On December 31, 2023, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) will expire unless it is reauthorized by Congress. Section 702 authorizes the U.S. government, in order to obtain foreign intelligence information, to target foreigners who are reasonably believed to be outside of the U.S. and collect their communications inside the U.S. without a warrant—even when such surveillance may involve the incidental collection of communications of U.S. persons.


The Lawfare Podcast: Charles Dunst on Defeating the Dictators

By many accounts, the United States is living through a new era of competition—not just between major powers and strategic rivals, but between ideologies. Around the world, many authoritarian governments seem to be on the rise, even as many liberal democracies are facing a crisis of confidence, including, by some accounts, here in the United States.

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