The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2:41 PM

Bob Bauer reflected on the need for reform in the Senate’s impeachment process.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Benjamin Wittes, Quinta Jurecic, David Priess, Scott R. Anderson and Molly Reynolds discussed the finale of the impeachment trial:

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, the “Not Guilty but Sort of Guilty” edition:

Eric Halliday and Rachael Hanna explained how the federal government can pursue and prosecute domestic terrorists.

Bryce Klehm announced a Lawfare Live episode, in which Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and David Pozen, a former clerk to Judge Merrick Garland and a professor at Columbia Law School, answered questions about Garland’s upcoming confirmation to be Attorney General:

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Alexander Vindman argued the military’s decision to delay female officer promotions was not defensible and could have ended very badly.

Brett Raffish explained civilian oversight as a police accountability mechanism.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk about rethinking U.S. industrial policy and other topics:

Scott Moore argued the U.S. remains well ahead of China in biotechnology development.

Sean Quirk examined the latest Chinese water war news, including a Chinese aircraft simulation near Taiwan, U.S. operations in the South China Sea and the Biden administration’s China strategy.

Shigeki Sakamoto analyzed the new Coast Guard Law in China, and its implications for regional maritime security.

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde examined the latest U.S.-China technology policy and national security news, including China’s decision to block the audio-sharing social app Clubhouse.

Tasha Jhangiani argued the United States needs the ability to declare a cyber state of distress.

Canyon Brimhall and Mary Brooks offered solutions to Congress’s disastrous information technology infrastructure.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring an interview with Nicole Perlroth, a reporter for the New York Times, about the cyberweapons arms race among other cyber topics:

Tia Sewell shared a newly unsealed indictment that charges three North Korean cyber operatives for their role in a global cybercrime scheme.

Howell shared an episode of Lawfare’s "Arbiters of Truth" series, featuring Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic’s discussion with Chinmayi Arun, resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, about Twitter and the Indian government:

Rohini Kurup explained why farmers are protesting in India.

Lyle J. Goldstein argued the Indo-Pacific strategy is a disaster and should be discarded by the new administration.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring David Priess’s discussion with Norman Roule, a 34-year veteran of the CIA and former national intelligence manager for Iran; Kirsten Fontenrose, former senior director for the Persian Gulf on the National Security Council and current director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative and Amb. Dennis Ross, who served in U.S. government positions relating to the Middle East for over 40 years, about the U.S. relationship with Iran under the Biden administration:

Sonja Swanbeck explained how to understand Iranian information operations.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Rohini Kurup’s interview with Aye Min Thant, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist in Myanmar, about the coup in Myanmar:

Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, in which Morgan Vina, former Chief of Staff to Amb. Nikki Haley, discussed the Biden administration’s challenges in Africa:

And David Priess shared a job announcement for Lawfare's bookkeeping office manager.

And that was the week that was.