The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Victoria Gallegos
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 11:08 AM

Jen Patja Howell shared the second episode of Lawfare’s six-part “After Trump” series, featuring conversation about the problem of foreign interventions in American political campaigns:

Peter Margulies examined the short- and long-term border issues facing the Biden administration, focusing on unaccompanied children and families.

Patrick Hulme analyzed the influence of Congress on the events of the Cuban missile crisis.

Rohini Kurup shared a petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil liberties groups requesting that the Supreme Court review whether the public has a right of access to opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Caitlin Fennessy explained the argument in favor of a multilateral accord on government surveillance.

Curtis Bradley, Jack Goldsmith and Oona Hathaway explained how new bipartisan legislation would significantly improve the transparency of international agreements.

Howell shared an episode of Lawfare’s "Arbiters of Truth" series, in which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic talked with Sean Li, former head of Trust and Safety at Discord, about the challenges of audio content moderation:

Alex Iftimie analyzed the significance of the Justice Department’s law enforcement operation to remove malware from victim systems in the U.S.

Michael P. Fischerkeller argued that current international law is not an adequate regime for cyberspace.

Walter Haydock argued that executive branch actions on software security should focus on risk management.

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring an interview with Mark Montgomery and John Costello, staff to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, about legislative proposals the commission will be following:

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Benjamin Wittes’s conversation with Tim Maurer, senior counselor for cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security; Jennifer Daskal, deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) focused on cybersecurity; and Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity for CISA, about the Biden administration’s domestic cybersecurity priorities, DHS and the future of CISA:

Paul Rosenzweig argued that the U.S. could use a cyber leader with a private-sector background.

David Forscey argued that the cloud computing sector is critical infrastructure and should be treated as such.

Nicol Turner Lee shared an episode of TechTank, featuring a conversation about broadband infrastructure and closing the digital divide:

Adam Teslik asked if the World Trade Organization is bad for U.S.-China tech competition.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, titled “Bo Xilai and How Xi Learned from the Chongqing Model”:

Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde assessed the latest U.S.-China technology policy and national security news, including the Chinese government’s heavy fine on Alibaba.

Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a discussion about Huarong and China’s financial system:

Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk, featuring a discussion on the impact of streaming, idols and increased censorship on Chinese TV:

Sean Quirk examined the latest water wars news, including the political standoff between China and the Philippines over a reef in the South China Sea.

Cornell Overfield explained extended continental shelves in the Arctic.

Dominic Cruz Bustillos and Alexander Vindman argued that President Biden and other Western leaders should not attempt to reset relations with Russia.

Howell shared an episode of Rational Security, the “Collusion Was Not an Illusion” edition:

Lester Munson shared an episode of Fault Lines, featuring conversation about withdrawal from Afghanistan and the new U.S. sanctions on Russia:

Bryce Klehm examined testimony given during a House Armed Services Committee hearing about possible problems that may arise from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Robert Chesney and Steve Vladek shared an episode of the National Security Law Podcast, in which they discussed withdrawal in Afghanistan, developments in the Military Commissions and sanctions against Russia among other topics:

Tomer Shadmy and Yuval Shany examined the Israeli High Court’s decision on government-initiated takedown requests.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring Jack Goldsmith’s conversation with Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and Geoffrey Stone, professor at the University of Chicago Law School, about their new book “National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On”:

And Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast, featuring audio from an event on espionage fiction hosted by the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security at George Mason University, and moderated by Lawfare’s David Priess:

And that was the week that was.