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Livestream: House Armed Services Committee Assesses the Pentagon's Role in U.S.-China Competition

On Jan. 15 at 10:00 a.m., the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing titled “DOD’s Role in Competing with China.” The Committee will hear testimony from Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors and Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Andrew Philip Hunter, Director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Rear Adm. (ret.) Michael McDevitt, Senior Fellow at CNA.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Announcing 'The Troubled U.S.-NATO Relationship,' a New Lawfare E-book

A new Lawfare Institute e-book, "The Troubled U.S.-NATO Relationship,” is now available on Kindle.

What underlying tensions within NATO have contributed to recent difficulties in the alliance? How has President Trump’s strikingly different approach than his predecessors spurred or exacerbated these troubles? And what legal issues come into play as the relationship struggles?

Executive Power

How to Reform IEEPA

Over the weekend, President Trump cited a 1977 statute, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), as providing the legal authority he would need to carry through on his “order” that American companies “immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” IEEPA, which serves as the legal basis for many of America’s economic sanctions programs, almost certainly gives Trump the legal power he claims.

Turkey

The F-35 Dispute and Tensions in the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

The United States has taken several escalatory steps in recent months to suspend delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, currently scheduled for November 2019. On Feb. 15, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (§ 7046) restricted funding for the delivery of F-35s to Turkey absent a report on Turkey’s pending purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, due by November 2019.

SinoTech

SinoTech: U.S. and China Reach Agreement on Enforcement Provisions, Edging Closer to a Trade Deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed last week on CNBC that U.S. and Chinese negotiators have reached agreement on an “enforcement mechanism” as part of negotiations over a bilateral trade deal. Mnuchin specified that both sides “will establish enforcement offices that will deal” with matters of compliance.

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