Alongside concerns about Russian meddling in U.S. elections, another concern has started to mature: the question of Russian exploitation of the American and international legal systems.
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It’s time to learn policy lessons from L’Affaire Russe—most importantly, how to prevent the dissemination of stolen information.
Deterring an increasingly aggressive Russia must start in Ukraine.
On Nov. 6, 2018—Election Day—the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a joint statement, along with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FBI, affirming their agencies' continued efforts to assist state and local election officials and to combat foreign influence efforts.
A review of Greg Miller's “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy” (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018).
As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
Video and Testimony: House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigative Task Force Hearing with Social Media Companies
Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter testified before the House intelligence committee.
Last week, Lawfare hosted a screening and panel discussion of the new film Icarus at the Brookings Institution. Benjamin Wittes moderated the conversation with director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan, Atlantic staff writer Julia Ioffe, and Brookings President Strobe Talbott to discuss the film and its striking similarities to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Congress and Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the U.S. Congress to Malign Foreign Influence
The United States needs more than the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) to ensure that our legislators and their staffers are transparent about their contacts with foreign actors who may be seeking to exert influence.