The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Zachary Burdette
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:16 AM

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault flagged the risks of the normalization and use of torture in the next administration.

Bobby Chesney listed the executive orders that Trump is most likely to repeal when he comes to office.

Jimmy Chalk asked if Trump could actually dismantle the Iran deal.

Brandon Storm raised the same question for the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement.

Chris Mirasola profiled the future members of Trump’s national security team.

Nora Ellingsen and Benjamin Wittes revisited their call for President Obama to visit Garden City, Kansas, adding that President-elect Trump should accompany him.

Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes suggested that President Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, but only if she agrees and not because she’s guilty of any crimes.

Quinta Jurecic examined how Trump’s apparent lack of moral awareness will affect his administration’s policies.

She also shared new FBI statistics on hate crimes in 2015.

Geoffrey Corn commented on Trump’s failure to understand the importance of legitimacy in U.S. operations.

Ashley Deeks and Benjamin Wittes discussed the ramifications of a Trump administration for the Baltic states.

Will McCants argued that Trump’s misdiagnosis of the causes of terrorism will lead to the wrong prescriptions.

Dan Byman drew lessons for U.S. counterterrorism from past eras of counterterrorism policies.

Quinta Jurecic posted a statement from the Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins on pretrial hearings in the Al-Iraqi case. Clara Spera covered the November 15 military commission on the that case.

Nora Ellingsen flagged some new material support charges.

Ed Steln discussed how international anti-money laundering efforts are impacting the implementation of the Iran deal.

Nancy Okail and Allison McManus commented on Egypt’s crackdown on NGOs.

J. Dana Stuster reset the “Middle East Ticker” with analysis on Mosul, Egypt, Turkey, and Trump.

Ellen Scholl updated the “Hot Commodities” roundup.

Chris Mirasola rounded up news and analysis on the South China Sea.

Florian Egloff flagged the risks of cyber privateering as a U.S. policy choice.

Sasha Romanosky and Zachary Goldman discussed the nature of collateral damage in offensive cyber operations.

Ingrid Wuerth predicted that we are moving into a “post-human rights era” where the power of international human rights law is on the decline.

Quinta urged our readers to fill out Lawfare’s survey on how to best structure our Today’s Headlines & Commentary feature.

She also shared the latest Lawfare Podcast, “The First Day of the Rest of Our Lives” Edition:

Stewart Baker uploaded the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast:

Benjamin Wittes posted this week’s episode of Rational Security, the “Welcome to the New Not Normal” Edition:

And that was the week that was.