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Is Lawfare Changing?

Has Lawfare changed?  It turns out quite a few people think so, judging both by the private messages that have been coming to the founders of the site (me, Jack, and Ben) and by the post that Brett Max Kaufman put up at Just Security earlier today. The perceived change pleases some and disappoints others.

Hoover Book Soiree

Invitation to the Hoover Book Soiree: Orde Kittrie on "Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War"

The fifth in a series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Offices will take place on February 17th, when Jack Goldsmith will interview Orde Kittrie on his new book, Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War along with Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.). 


Lawfare and the IDF Lawyers

Willy Stern has an interesting essay at the Weekly Standard about “Dabla,” the Israeli Defense Force’s elite operational lawyers.  The thrust of the story is because these lawyers ensure that IDF soldiers stay far on the good side of legality, and are especially cautious with regard to civilian casualties, it is perverse that a “powerful coalition of self-righteous journalists, pro-Palestinian NGOs, left-leaning academics, biased human rights organizations, and … the United Nations … routinely accuse[] the IDF of perpetrating war crimes.”  But what the story really shows is that Israel has not figured out how to play and win at Lawfare. 


Something Different This Way Comes: A New Lawfare

Fair warning: On Monday morning, Lawfare will look different---very different.

For the last year, we have been rebuilding the site. What began as a small blog of three friends has become an institution that large numbers of people rely on every day. It's an institution with ever-expanding content offerings. It's an institution that, to our surprise and delight, has become an important research tool for people in the field. It's an institution that we are committed to growing further.

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