The Week That Was

The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

By Ajay Sarma, Christiana Wayne
Sunday, July 4, 2021, 7:16 AM

David K. Bohl, Mathew J. Burrows, Austin S. Matthews, Collin Meisel and Jonathan D. Moyer discussed how the United States can compete with China for influence in southeast Asia.

Jen Patja Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast which includes the second half of David Kris’s conversation with FBI historian John Fox:

Bruce Riedel remembered the Khobar Towers bombing on the 25th anniversary of the attack.

Rohini Kurup and Alan Rozenshtein discussed the potential of the proposed coronavirus commission.

Christiana Wayne announced this week’s Lawfare Live, in which Jurecic and Lawfare Foreign Policy Editor Dan Byman joined Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes to discuss the formation of the House of Representatives’s select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol:

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Ajay Sarma shared Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s memorandum reiterating the Justice Department’s commitment to prosecuting threats against election officials.

Kurup and Wayne posted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s resolution to form a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which former chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Adam Klein talks about what he found in 19 FISA applications he reviewed:

Stewart Baker shared an episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast which includes analysis of the six antitrust bills reported out of the House Judiciary Committee last week:

Amy Robinson and Jim Waldo discussed the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the future of net neutrality and the broader internet ecosystem.

Jurecic analyzed why the FBI failed to review relevant social media posts before the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Howell also shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Lawfare Managing Editor Jacob Schulz and Executive Editor Scott Anderson discuss the recent U.S. airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias along the Iraq-Syria border:

Keith S. Gibel argued that the U.S. military’s current definition of extremism should be updated.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast during which Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Nathaniel Gleicher, head of security policy at Facebook, about a report released by his team on influence operations and the meaning of the term “coordinated inauthentic operations.”

Rachel VanLandingham argued against calls to court-martial former military officials for political comments.

Kurup shared a report by the Government Accountability Office on the use of facial recognition technology by federal agencies and the potential privacy risks it poses.

Jordan Schneider shared an episode of ChinaTalk in which he discussed China and American policy toward China with Larry Summers, former secretary of the Department of Treasury under President Bill Clinton:

Alvaro Marañon shared a cybersecurity advisory on tactics used by the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate in targeting hundreds of U.S. and foreign organizations, released by the National Security Agency, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre.

Nathaniel Persily and Charles Stewart III released the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project’s 2020 Research Compendium.

Wayne shared a New York grand jury’s indictment of the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg.

Howell shared an episode of the Lawfare Podcast in which Jurecic, Daniel Hemel, a tax law expert at the University of Chicago, and Rebecca Roiphe of the New York Law School talk to Wittes about the Trump Organization’s indictment:

Pete Pascucci and Kurt Sanger analyzed the military’s protocol for confronting cybersecurity threats.

And Abby Lemert and Eleanor Runde discussed a proposed state-backed credit scoring company in China, G-7 and NATO statements against China and more in a new installment of Sinotech.

And that was the week that was.