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Lawfare currently hosts eight podcasts offering a variety of perspectives on national security. In cooperation with Goat Rodeo, Lawfare produces The Lawfare Podcast, Rational SecurityChatter and Lawfare No Bull. Additionally, The Lawfare Podcast has a longrunning series Arbiters of Truth, and Lawfare regularly produces special deep-dive narrative podcast series.

 

We also provide information on four independently-produced podcasts: the Cyberlaw PodcastChinaTalk, the National Security Law Podcast and Tech Tank. On this page, you can browse and listen to episodes from all of the podcasts we host.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Finnish and Swedish Perspectives on NATO Membership

Finland and Sweden have made the historic choice to apply to NATO, but there's a lot of misunderstanding out there about the context for these decisions. To talk through it all, David Priess sat down with Emanuel Örtengren, the acting director of the Stockholm Free World Forum, a Swedish foreign and security policy think tank; Minna Ålander from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, where she focuses on northern Europe and Nordic security; and Henri Vanhanen, a foreign policy advisor to Finland’s center-right National Coalition Party.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Kristen Eichensehr on the Cyberwar that Wasn't in Ukraine

For years, Russia has both officially and unofficially used cyber tools to ruthlessly advance its international agenda. For this reason, many expected Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine to also kick off a new and brutal era of international cyberwar. Instead, cyber measures have only played a small part in the overall conflict compared to more conventional capabilities, leading many to ask whether Russian cyber capabilities and the role of cyber in the future of warfare more generally might well have been exaggerated.

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The Lawfare Podcast: The Collapse of the Afghan Security Forces

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, known by its initials as SIGAR, released an interim report last week on the reasons for the collapse of the Afghan army. To break down the report’s findings, Bryce Klehm spoke with Dr. Jonathan Schroden, the research program director at the Center for Naval Analysis. Dr. Schroden is a longtime analyst of the Afghan military and has deployed or traveled to Afghanistan 13 times since 2003.

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Lawfare No Bull: A Conversation With DAG Lisa Monaco at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Today on Lawfare No Bull: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco spoke at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics about the role of the Department of Justice in a time of intense partisan division. She discussed the rule of law, impartiality, institutional reform at the Justice Department and more.

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The Lawfare Podcast: The Platforms versus Texas in the Supreme Court

On May 12,  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed an aggressive new Texas law regulating social media to go into effect. The law, known as HB20, seeks to restrict large social media platforms from taking down content on the basis of viewpoint—effectively restricting companies from engaging in a great deal of the content moderation that they currently perform.

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