The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Zachary Burdette
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:42 AM

Quinta Jurecic compiled Lawfare’s coverage of the 2016 election.

Susan Hennessey made the case for experts to be willing to serve in the Trump administration, despite their moral qualms.

She and Benjamin Wittes also argued that James Comey should remain as FBI Director in the Trump administration.

Benjamin Wittes contended that the burden is on Trump to change his behavior, not on the national security community to overlook the threats his presidency poses to the country.

Jane Chong asked how the DOJ does and should handle pre-election disclosures about investigations.

Adrian Vermeule called for a one-year moratorium on criticizing both the Trump administration and its critics for flip-flopping on positions people took during the campaign.

Bobby Chesney outlined possible changes to laws regulating interrogation in the Trump administration.

Philip Bobbitt commented on Trump, the electoral college, and nuclear deterrence.

Herb Lin suggested that the United States should institute a two-person rule for ordering the use of nuclear weapons.

J. Dana Stuster outlined how the Trump administration may structure its Middle East policy.

He also reset the Middle East Ticker with analysis on Syria, Turkey, and Egypt.

Kenneth Pollack described his impression of events in the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq based on his visit to Irbil.

Ariane Tabatabai examined the relationship between Iran and its Shi’a allies in Iraq.

Jimmy Chalk outlined the legal considerations at play in Kurdish territorial disputes with Iraq.

Graham Webster posted a reading list and set of unanswered questions on how Trump will approach U.S.-Sino relations.

Chris Mirasola explained the key aspects of China’s new cybersecurity law.

Chris also updated the "Water Wars" roundup with analysis on the U.S. election and developments in the South China Sea.

Nora Ellingsen rounded up the latest criminal terrorism cases in federal courts.

Quinta Jurecic flagged an upcoming Hoover Book Soiree on Bill Banks’ new book, Soldiers on the Homefront: The Domestic Role of the American Military.

Stewart Baker provided the link to the latest episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast.

Quinta Jurecic posted the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Jack Goldsmith’s interview of David Priess at the Hoover Book Soiree.

And she also uploaded this week’s episode of Rational Security, the "The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives" Edition.

And that was the week that was.