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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.

Foreign Policy Essay

Five Tips for Policy Relevance

In the latest issue of Security Studies, my Georgetown colleague Matt Kroenig and I wrote a long essay on how academics might write more effectively for policy audiences (and yes, Lawfare gets a nice mention). Much of what we wrote is applicable to the broader analytic community, be it in the intelligence community, advocacy groups, or a top-ranked non-partisan independent think tank.

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.).


Snowbound: A Lawfare Link Round-up

It’s been a busy January. Fortunately, the weather gods have blessed our readers on the Eastern seaboard with a bunch of snow and nothing to do but catch up on Lawfare. If you’re snowed in, here’s a handy link round-up of stories you may have missed thus far in 2016.

We brought you the latest on the South China Sea and maritime law:


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.


Lawfare: So Are We Waging It?

Parwan, Friday, November 19, 2010 -- The week’s posts up until now—written on a Blackberry while we moved or found small spaces of time between engagements—position me finally to move from the definitional and philosophical matters I pondered yesterday in Khost to Jack’s September question: Do I consider counterinsurgency (COIN) in Afghanistan to be “lawfare.” The BLUF (“bottom line up front”), an expression used by each of the U.S.


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