Last week, the United States and the Philippines reached an agreement to expand U.S. military operations in the Philippines to deter China's increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan and in the South China Sea. The news was sandwiched between Air Force General Mike Minihan predicting that U.S. confrontation with China may happen as early as 2025 and Secretary Antony Blinken postponing his trip to China after a Chinese surveillance balloon was detected flying over the United States.
Russia is applying the lessons of its campaign against civilians in Syria to the conflict in Ukraine. The humanitarian response can learn from the Syrian conflict, too.
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Two seemingly unrelated Supreme Court cases up for oral argument in the next few weeks will have important implications for the use of emergency powers by the executive branch—and for the long-term health of U.S. democracy.
Some policymakers are declaring non-U.S. tech companies, products, and services a risk to U.S. security—and proposing bans in response. But before barreling ahead, policymakers need to consider several questions.
Next month will mark the five-year anniversary of the CLOUD Act, a foundational piece of legislation on cross-border data transfers and criminal investigations. Before he was a University of Minnesota law professor and senior editor at Lawfare, Alan Rozenshtein worked in the Department of Justice where he was a member of the team that developed the CLOUD Act. In that capacity, he interacted with representatives from the large tech companies that would be most directly affected by the law.
Shane Harris spoke with intelligence historian M. Todd Bennett to discuss his new book, "Neither Confirm nor Deny: How the Glomar Mission Shielded the CIA from Tranpsarency," on how the exposure of a CIA secret program, codenamed AZORIAN, led to a public backlash against disclosures of classified information and helped reenforce the culture of secrecy that envelops the CIA's world.
This week, Alan, Quinta, and Scott were joined by Lawfare special Georgia correspondent Anna Bower to talk through the week's big national security news stories, including:
A robust new U.S. push to mitigate civilian harm in conflict serves as a signal for NATO to get serious about implementing its approach to human security, but most recently, Ukraine reinforces the broader and more integrated approach championed by NATO allies.
A close look at the California bar’s charges against John Eastman reveals how professional discipline can help hold lawyers responsible for their role in Jan. 6—and how it can’t.
The Lawfare Podcast: 'Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends,' with Linda Kinstler and Sam Moyn
Last December, a German court convicted a 97-year-old former Nazi camp secretary of complicity in the murder of more than 10,000 people in what the media called—once again—the last Nazi trial. After almost eight decades, the Holocaust is still being litigated, remembered, and all-too-often misremembered.
ChatGPT says it won’t write offensive content. We set out to test whether that’s true.
International law and U.S. foreign policy provide powerful reasons to require clearer direction from the political branches before ordering the turnover of Afghan central bank assets to U.S. judgment creditors.
You've likely heard of ChatGPT, the chatbot from OpenAI. But you’ve likely never heard an interview with ChatGPT, much less an interview in which ChatGPT reflects on its own impact on the information ecosystem. Nor is it likely that you’ve ever heard ChatGPT promising to stop producing racist and misogynistic content.
What’s this, a one-week turnaround between shows? Will wonders never cease? In a throwback to the days of this being a weekly show, your co-hosts Bobby Chesney and Steve Vladeck are back on a quick turnaround in order to debate and discuss:
The latest episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast.
China v Taiwan: who would win? Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow and director of research at Brookings. He specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, and American national security policy.
What recent successful governance reforms teach about future reforms of the presidency.
The U.N. Cybercrime Convention Should Not Become a Tool for Political Control or the Watering Down of Human Rights
Negotiations for a U.N. cybercrime convention have entered a critical stage. U.N. member states disagree on what “cybercrime” means and what should be the human rights safeguards of the future convention.
It seems like everyone has classified documents stashed away these days. First, it was Donald Trump, with the Justice Department investigation into documents stored improperly at Mar-a-Lago. Then, it was Joe Biden, with news that documents bearing classification markings were found at Biden’s Wilmington home and at the Penn Biden Center. And now, former Vice President Mike Pence has also uncovered classified materials at his home. What on earth is going on?