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Justice Department

Maryland Couple Indicted For Illegal Disclosure of American Health Information to Russia

On Thursday afternoon, the Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Anna Gabrielian—a Maryland doctor—and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry—a major in the U.S. Army—with conspiracy and for the disclosure of the confidential health information of Americans associated with the United States government and military to Russia in connection with its war against Ukraine.

First Amendment

Tornado Cash Sanctions Are Unduly ‘Creative’ With the First Amendment

The chilling effects of the Treasury Department’s unprecedented sanctions against code itself are being felt well beyond the cryptocurrency community, threatening the entire open source software ecosystem, and raising existential questions for all privacy-promoting technologies.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: What Happened at the UN General Assembly Session, with Richard Gowan

This week marked the end of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, an annual event that brings world leaders together in New York and often serves as both a forum for and a barometer of international politics. This year's session was particularly notable, both because it was the first in-person session since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic and because it was the first session since what many see as the greatest crisis in the United Nations history: Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Water Wars

Water Wars: U.S. Counters Beijing's Reaction to Pelosi Visit With $1.1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

U.S.-China tensions continue to simmer over Taiwan; Solomon Islands delays general election in what some call a power grab linked to China’s influence; North Korea reaffirms commitment to nuclear weapons; and more.

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