Vladimir Milov is the current economic advisor to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and the former deputy minister of energy in the Russian government. This week, Milov spoke to Alina Polyakova about the Russian economy, the recent Cabinet reshuffles in the Kremlin, and how local politics are back in Russia.
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President Trump orders the Justice Department to investigate the Russia investigation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo details the administration’s strategy for dealing with Iran. And Trump appears to say that North Korea might not need to get rid of its nuclear weapons after all.
The National Security Law Podcast: I Hereby Demand, and Tomorrow Will Officially Order, That You Listen to This Podcast
Never a slow week in this business…
This week we’ve got breakdowns and debates over some familiar topics:
The past week saw the culmination of a major shift in US policy as the United States formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem. Yet ongoing protests along the border with the Gaza Strip and the Israeli government’s harsh response have provided a sharp contrast to the hopeful rhetoric surrounding the embassy’s opening ceremony. On Friday, Lawfare senior editor Scott Anderson spoke with Khaled Elgindy, Natan Sachs, and Sarah Yerkes to sort through the headlines.
Spring classes may be over, but national security legal news hasn’t slowed down one bit. This week, we wrestle with the following:
Benjamin Wittes speaks to Buzzfeed reporter Anthony Cormier about his latest story, co-authored with Jason Leopold, about the negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
The Cyberlaw Podcast has now succumbed to an irresistible media trend: We begin the episode with a tweet from President Trump. In this one, he promises to get ZTE “back in business, fast.” Paul Rosenzweig and Nick Weaver provide the backstory on and a large helping of dismay at the president’s approach to the issue.
Note: This episode was published on May 8.
Welcome back to the National Security Law Podcast! This week, we discuss and debate the following:
Before a live audience at the Brookings Institution, Benjamin Wittes speaks to former FBI director and deputy attorney general James Comey.
The Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition: Gina Haspel vs. the Senate Intelligence Committee With No Bull
On Wednesday, Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, testified for two-and-a-half hours on her nomination before the Senate intelligence committee. We cut out all the opening statements, all of the repeated questions, and in this episode, we’re bringing you the distilled version of everything that’s important from the hearing.