The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 10:15 AM

Benjamin Wittes announced the first episode of Lawfare’s new podcast series, entitled “After Trump.” The series is based on Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith’s book “After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency,” which was published by Lawfare last year:

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Benjamin Wittes's conversation with Jacob Schulz and Justin Sherman, fellow at the Atlantic Council, about the government of New Zealand’s report on the Christchurch shooting:

Bryce Klehm announced an episode of Lawfare Live, hosted by the National Security Law Society at the Georgetown University Law Center, featuring a discussion about the continuing threat of white extremism in the U.S:

Howell shared an episode of Lawfare’s "Arbiters of Truth" series, featuring Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic’s conversation with Joseph Uscinski, associate professor of political science at the University of Miami, about conspiracy theories:

Jacob Schulz shared a public report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) about Executive Order 12333. 

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladeck shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast, featuring a conversation about the PCLOB report on Executive Order 12333, Camp 7 at Guantanamo Bay and other national security law topics:

Tia Sewell shared the unclassified sections of the Biden administration’s annual report on the legal and policy frameworks for war powers. 

Alex Joel argued that President Biden should use an executive order to enhance privacy protections.

Jim Dempsey, Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Ira Rubinstein and Katherine J. Strandburg summarized the findings of their recent paper on enforcement frameworks outside the privacy field. 

Justin Sherman argued that federal privacy rules must clarify the definition of a “data broker.” 

Jonathan Reiber and Matt Glenn proposed strategies for an overhaul of the U.S. government’s current cybersecurity technologies.  

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring an interview with Kim Zetter, journalist and author on cybersecurity and national security topics, about the domestic “gap” in cybersecurity surveillance: 

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde examined the latest U.S.-China technology policy and national security news, including the public relations war between western fashion brands and Chinese social media. 

Jackson Neagli contextualized the recent election overhaul in Hong Kong. 

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a conversation with Yuka Koshina, research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Akira Igata, executive director at the Tama University-affiliated Center for Rule-making Strategy (CRS), about Japan’s China challenge:

Sam Cohen and Alex Vivona examined the latest water war news, including recent incursions in Taiwan, Japan’s military alliances and tensions between China and the Philippines. 

Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring an interview with Derek Sandhaus, about his book “Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture”:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Benjamin Wittes’s discussion with Alex Vindman on the recent escalations in Ukraine:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, in which Benjamin Wittes sat down with Natan Sachs, senior fellow at Brookings and head of the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, to discuss the Israeli governance crisis:

Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, featuring conversation about revising the JCPOA and the AUMF:

Daniel Milton analyzed just-released reports on Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, the Islamic State’s newest leader. 

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Scott R. Anderson’s conversation with Bessma Momani, professor at the University of Waterloo and Ghaith al-Omari, fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about internal tensions in the Jordanian royal family:

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, the “Scoop d’etat” edition:

Justin Cole explained how a recent African Court ruling will impact the trial of Paul Rusesabagina and the rule of law in Rwanda and the greater region. 

Emma Svoboda explained how Kazakhstan has failed Xinjiang’s ethnic Kazakhs. 

Darrell West shared an episode of TechTank, featuring an interview with Vicky Hamilton, NASA specialist and planetary geologist, about Mars and the Perseverance exploration:

And Paul Rosenzweig inaugurated a new series of live Lawfare lectures with a talk on Enterprise Cybersecurity Measurement:

And that was the week that was.